Tag: State Public Procurement Officials

Procurement Office Development

Making a Difference with Supplier Diversity

Much has been written about measuring the performance and impacts of supplier diversity initiatives in the private sector.  But how much of that can apply to public procurement where the profit motive is not a factor?  Pulse is here to help with tips for examining your supplier diversity program.

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Procurement Methodologies

4 Steps for Dealing with Price Volatility in Commodities 

It has been over a year and a half since Covid-19 hit our borders. As a procurement professional, you have had a front-row seat.  You’ve stepped up despite sometimes having little to no experience in procuring specialty items like masks and gowns.  Now, with new variants emerging, supply chain disruptions, and a shortage of goods and services (i.e., meats, cars, and employees), state procurement offices continue facing volatile commodity pricing. As we enter the holiday season, how can state procurement officials best navigate these uncertain markets?   Read more “4 Steps for Dealing with Price Volatility in Commodities “
Emergency Procurement & Risk Management

5 Ways to Improve Your Procurement Crisis Management

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”