Maricopa County Automates Sourcing and Saves $1M

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Maricopa County, the Nation’s Fifth Largest has been a BidSync client since 2009. The implementation of the web-based BidSync eProcurement Solution reformed the counties purchasing process saving more than a $1 million on their first couple of bids. 

“[BidSync] allows us to have relevant business intelligence about what, where, when and how we buy so we can make informed decisions that maximize our spend leverage, while increasing the open, competitive process."

– Lisa Nash, Materials Management, Maricopa County

CHALLENGE

The central purchasing authority at Maricopa County, Arizona, has long struggled to obtain the business intelligence to effectively manage their $750 million annual spend. Outdated procurement processes and information systems hindered their ability to achieve full transparency and extract more value from their purchases. Plus, they were now faced with the looming retirement of over half of the professional procurement staff, an increasing demand for citizen services, and the highest record of unemployment the county has seen in years. This “perfect storm” presented the perfect opportunity for County leaders to review its procurement processes and ensure that all 55 of its agencies had what they needed to deliver necessary public services.

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