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Contract Administration & Management

The Care and Keeping of Contracts 

For public procurement professionals whose job duties include contract administration, it can be tempting to leave contracts alone unless – or more accurately: until – there is an issue. Increasingly, however, procurement offices are recognizing the value of utilizing contract administration best practices to improve their relationships with suppliers and increase the value of their contracts. 

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Data Analytics

Does Your Data Work for You?

One undeniable result of today’s digital environment is that we now find ourselves immensely and overwhelmingly surrounded…by data. Forward-thinking offices are turning their analysis inwards, using data to track and improve procurement performance.  How are you using the data your office collects?  Pulse is here with a look at 3 award-winning examples of how data can work for you.  

 

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Procurement Office Development

Talent Management in a Changing World  

The post-pandemic way of life has shown us one thing: employees are essential to the success of any organization.   As people continue to assess their priorities and leave their jobs for new opportunities, agencies are beginning to understand the importance of employee satisfaction and workplace culture.    Read more “Talent Management in a Changing World  “
Professional Development

Training and Certification: A Better Value for Everyone 

A 2015 academic study found nearly 3 out of 4 public procurement managers were more likely to hire someone with a procurement certification.  A 2018 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics concluded that persons with a professional certificate or license earned nearly one-third more than those without, including a weekly median salary difference of 12.4% for office and administrative support occupations. There are plenty more reasons why you should consider continuing education and why your office should value it.  Read more “Training and Certification: A Better Value for Everyone “
Contract Administration & Management

Supplier Management: It’s Not What You Think!

We met Ms. Schultz, a Statewide IT Procurement Manager for the State of Arizona, at this year’s NASPO Contract Leads Conference. We were fascinated by her passion for supplier management, so we interviewed her on how to implement supplier management practices in central procurement offices.   Read more “Supplier Management: It’s Not What You Think!”