Regardless of preparation and planning, crises will eventually occur. It is the procurement professional’s job to help resolve them and apply your acquired knowledge in the preparation for the next event. Mitigating the human cost of disaster is an important reason why procurement is a part of disaster response and recovery planning. Here are some essential steps for successful procurement crisis management. Read more “5 Ways to Improve Your Procurement Crisis Management”
NASPO is proud to present our new podcast, NASPO Pulse Podcast!
Every other week, tune in right here to Procurement Pulse to hear the latest podcast. Each episode is hosted by NASPO’s own Media Production Project Manager, Kevin Minor who will be interviewing NASPO leadership and staff, state central procurement officers, and subject matter experts.
Click HERE to download the new episodes!
In response to COVID-19, NASPO has created a web directory for resources related to procurement.
This directory, available through the NASPO website, highlights resources both from NASPO and external sources which provide valuable information for state procurement offices during the pandemic. Read more “NASPO Announces COVID-19 Resource Directory”
Managing a remote team of workers for the first time can be challenging in the best of circumstances, much less now in what feels like a disorienting wave of bad news and emergency actions. It can feel uncomfortable to not be able to swing by someone’s office to talk to them face to face or have meetings where you can see expressions and body language.
Here are some tips and resources to help you manage your team remotely:
For 2020, we are expanding our Day in the Life series, interviewing different NASPO/NASPO ValuePoint teams. This series will give you an inside look at the work of a NASPO/NASPO ValuePoint team. This week we caught up with some of the staff of NASPO ValuePoint including: Chief Operations Officer (COO), Sarah Hilderbrand; Cooperative Contract Lead Coordinator (CCLC), Ted Fosket; Cooperative Contract Coordinator (CCC) , Jeff Holden; Cooperative Contract Coordinator III (CCC III), Voight Shealy; and Director of Administrative Services, Lee Ann Pope
NASPO ValuePoint is the cooperative contracting division of NASPO and facilitates administration of the NASPO cooperative group contracting of state Chief Procurement Officials (CPOs) for the benefit of state departments, institutions, agencies, and political subdivisions; as well as other eligible entities including cities, counties, special districts community colleges, universities and some quasi-governmental and nonprofit organizations.
Keep reading to get to learn more about NASPO ValuePoint and what a day on their team looks like!
The World Health Organization has declared a global state of emergency due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The ramifications of the travel bans relating to the outbreak and slowed manufacturing due to shortages of labor and raw materials means vendors in your supply chain may be affected.
To learn more on what to expect and recommendations on managing risk in the supply chain, keep reading.
We are kicking off this year by hitting the road to visit some of our academic partners and their students Keep reading if your office is interested in:
Recruiting and retaining emerging talent
Staying up to date on resources offered by academic partners
Continuing education opportunities