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Procurement authority in public entities 
The meaning of Procurement Authority and the importance of its effective delegation and use.
Procurement communities and champions to convene in Philly 
Our preview section covers highlights of the upcoming 69th annual NIGP Forum in Philadelphia, Aug. 23-27.
Reader responses to "What if? What if? Why?" 
Readers respond to "What If? What If? Why?" from April/May 2014 issue...
ProcureSource launches free online directory of coop contracts 
ProcureSource has launched a first-of-its-kind online directory of cooperative purchasing contracts for use by state and local governments, school districts, higher education and nonprofits.
Performance data on the latest certification exams 
The Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) and Certified Public Buyer (CPPB) are globally recognized credentials offered exclusively by the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC).
Successful negotiation elevates procurement  1
Far from a lost art, negotiation is a core competency
Connecting procurement communities in Orlando 
Our preview section covers highlights of the upcoming 68th annual NIGP Forum in Orlando, Aug. 25-28
Partnering with the private sector 
Public-private partnerships are a common approach to serving a wide variety of needs in the state and local government sector, but executing such arrangements can present challenges as well as opportunity.
Periscope to manage NIGP Consulting program 
Periscope Holdings expanded its partnership with the NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, and will now provide managed services to support the continued growth and success of the NIGP Consulting program.
E-Procurement Adoption in Local Governments of the United States(1)
By Eric Prier and Clifford P. McCue(2) In many U.S. local governments, one of the most exciting advancements has been the increased use of communications
Public Sector Revisits Outsourcing Hot Button
By Terrence McCrossan Is your human resources (HR) department being challenged to create new efficiencies in 2007? Both public- and private-sector organizations
Who’s Lew, and Why is He a Role Model for Purchasers?
By Darin Matthews, CPPO, C.P.M. Members of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) may be familiar with the Lewis E. Spangler (LES) Professional
E-Commerce Reaches Beyond the 'Net
The word often is used with different intent and meaning. In much of popular media, e-commerce is synonymous with the Internet. While e-commerce is dependent
PROI Impacts IT Spending
By Rand Blazer Today's elected officials insist on more comprehensive cost and return analysis for IT procurement proposals to ensure the best, most effective
Making Sustainable Printing Decisions
By Tonya Jackson Saving money or saving the environment. In paper-process intensive government organizations, these are seemingly conflicting goals. The

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