As public-sector professionals – you hear a lot about the power of data. You know accurate, comprehensive data has the power to help make better strategic decisions and get more value out of every dollar spent.
“High-tech” is not typically used to describe Alaska. It’s largely untouched landscape, combined with a remote population rooted in tradition, rarely lend themselves to modern advances in technology.
The City of Baltimore completely phased out its cumbersome, paper-based purchasing system and replaced it with the web-based BuySpeed®.
While Hurricane Katrina undoubtedly devastated much of the region, the City of New Orleans acknowledged one major opportunity in the aftermath: The chance to overhaul and modernize its procurement system.
Whether you are a procurement professional or a supplier for the public sector, it is important to have a strong relationship with your counterpart.
With governments under greater pressure to disclose their spending, it’s time to think bigger about procurement data.
These formerly competing -platforms now offer new synergies for procurement and the entire organization.
Game-changing realizations about what government organizations, as a whole, are expecting from today’s procurement functions and technology investments.
From rebuilding cities to transforming education, procurement is the foundation for getting things done.
A recent article by Liz Farmer in Governing Magazine highlights a Special Report on State Purchasing.
One of the top five IT priorities for both city and county agencies in 2016 – even ahead of budget and cost control efforts – is to support open government and transparency.
Last week, we read that Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issued an Executive Order to improve the budget controls and transparency of city funds by employing strategies provided by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP).