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NASPO Bulletin

NASPO Bulletin

May 2016

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Highlights:

Upcoming Conferences and Events
NCMA Interviews Roz Ingram
Cronin Award Nominations Being Accepted
New Procurement U Courses Now Available
Published On: Monday, May 16, 2016/Author: Kristy Howard
NASPO Bulletin

NASPO Bulletin

April 2016

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Highlights:

Anniversary Task Force
This Month in the Press
Cronin Nominations Now Being Accepted
State Training Coordinators Conference Registration
Fels Institute 5th Annual Public Policy Challenge
Published On: Monday, April 18, 2016/Author: Kristy Howard
NASPO Bulletin

NASPO Bulletin

March 2016

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Highlights:

NASPO Releases Three New Publications
Procurement U Course 102: Introductions to Market Research
Inaugural State Training Coordinators Conference
State Procurement Perspective Represented at National P3 Conference
Published On: Tuesday, March 15, 2016/Author: Kristy Howard
2016 IT Procurement Reform Solutions

2016 IT Procurement Reform Solutions

Research supported best practices designed to help state officials who are considering procurement reform

NASPO endorsed five key areas of IT procurement reform as outlined by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers: 

Remove unlimited liability clauses in state terms and conditions
Introduce more flexible terms and conditions
Remove required performance bonds from vendors on information technology projects
Leverage enterprise architecture for improved IT procurement
Improve the Negotiations Process
Published On: Tuesday, March 15, 2016/Author: Sarah Razor
Authority and Centralization Best Practices Matrix

Authority and Centralization Best Practices Matrix

Research supported best practices designed to help state officials who are considering procurement reform

As many states grapple with the best ways to modernize and update their purchasing systems, the National Association of State Procurement Officials has released seven principals of state purchasing to establish a framework that individual states can follow to create efficient, modern and cost-effective purchasing processes.  

Published On: Tuesday, March 15, 2016/Author: Sarah Razor
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State and Local Government Procurement: A Practical Guide

Book Cover The 2015 version of State and Local Government Procurement: A Practical Guide, NASPO's flagship publication, features new chapters on technology procurement, protests and eProcurement, as well as new content on human services and emerging issues in public procurement. Also included is revised content on antitrust laws written from a legal perspective by a nationally recognized attorney. The reader-friendly format makes learning about state and local procurement easy! Written by nationally recognized professional procurement practitioners, the text focuses on the evolving role of the state and local procurement official and provides a primer in the skills necessary to develop and lead a successful professional public procurement office.

Whether you're a student, just beginning your procurement career, or a procurement professional with years of experience, you will gain valuable insight into the policies, procedures and current challenges of successful public procurement.

Click here to order the hard copy.

**The Practical Guide is also available as an e-book through iTunes or Kobo!**
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