David Yarkin

Money-saving procurement reform in the Big Apple
New York City is about to exercise its buying power muscle by totally revamping its procurement process. That is a key part of this local government effort to consolidate and modernize its back-office operations with a goal of saving $500 million over the next four years. Initiated by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, the effort focuses on the Department of Citywide Administrative Services.
Coop purchasing: Vital now more than ever
With ever-growing demands and ever-shrinking staffs and budgets, removing cooperative purchasing from the mix would be an enormous setback to our profession.
Internal team gets it done in Texas
Strategic sourcing yields Texas-size cost savings — starting with fleet vehicles.
Georgia's progressive procurement
A systematic approach encompasses three state agencies to leverage the larger spend on a preventive and corrective maintenance contract.
Seat at the table
Stimulus funds are a two-edged sword: They can elevate the role of procurement professionals or reinforce bad stereotypes.
Procurement takes center stage
It is widely believed that the economic crisis that America now confronts is the worst since the Great Depression. Businesses, politicians, central banks
Thinking locally
Beginning in 2003, strategic sourcing became a well-traveled buzzword in government procurement circles, winding its way through state capitals across
Procurement reform rolls into D.C.
Its not an exaggeration to say that on April 24, 2007, the eyes of the government procurement world were on Washington. That was the day that the new
Sourcing in the States
Like many newly elected governors, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty came into office in 2003 determined to make state government run more efficiently. Pawlenty
Sunshine State Sources Equipment Maintenance
The State of Florida has long been considered among the nation's most progressive in introducing innovative and leading-edge practices in modernizing
Strategic Sourcing Here to Stay, States Say
In August, the nation's top public procurement officials gathered in Tampa for the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) Annual Forum.
New Mexico Sources Print Service Savings
Shortly after New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson took office in 2003, suppliers and agency staff alike knew that the state's procurement system was in

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