Contracts http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/32179/more en Public procurement workforces are shrinking, but help is on the way http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-procurement-workforces-are-shrinking-help-way <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative buys and technology can boost efficiencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bryan Eaves of Sourcing Business Solutions says technology can help public procurement teams become more efficient.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-procurement-workforces-are-shrinking-help-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-procurement-workforces-are-shrinking-help-way#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:20:00 +0000 79981 at http://americancityandcounty.com Arizona procurement resources help lay groundwork for cooperative purchases http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/arizona-procurement-resources-help-lay-groundwork-cooperative-purchases <div class="field-deck"> Public purchasers throughout U.S. can find useful co-op information in trio of documents </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cooperative purchasing guideline and questionnaire can aid public buyers everywhere.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/arizona-procurement-resources-help-lay-groundwork-cooperative-purchases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/arizona-procurement-resources-help-lay-groundwork-cooperative-purchases#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:34:00 +0000 79851 at http://americancityandcounty.com Procurement chief: Keeping track of paperwork is key when buying from coops http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/procurement-chief-keeping-track-paperwork-key-when-buying-coops <div class="field-deck"> Yakima Wash.’s Sue Ownby says well-organized coop documents can be useful in an audit </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Procurement manager Sue Ownby says it's important to keep close tabs on paperwork for cooperative buys.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/procurement-chief-keeping-track-paperwork-key-when-buying-coops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/procurement-chief-keeping-track-paperwork-key-when-buying-coops#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000 79411 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Sue Ownby</p> Best practices from a procurement pro when considering cooperative pacts http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/best-practices-procurement-pro-when-considering-cooperative-pacts <div class="field-deck"> It’s important to consider local suppliers when weighing cooperative agreements, says public buyer in the Cornhusker State. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bob Walla, purchasing agent for the Lincoln/Lancaster County (Neb.) Purchasing Department, outlines the detailed steps his agency follows in the cooperative buying process.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/best-practices-procurement-pro-when-considering-cooperative-pacts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/best-practices-procurement-pro-when-considering-cooperative-pacts#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:08:00 +0000 79271 at http://americancityandcounty.com Go here for residual value projections http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/go-here-residual-value-projections <div class="node-body article-body">EquipmentWatch, a provider of data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry, has released the third annual Residual Values Report.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/go-here-residual-value-projections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/go-here-residual-value-projections#comments Contracts Fleets Finance Fleets Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:39:00 +0000 79211 at http://americancityandcounty.com Research reports aid procurement departments in supplier research http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/research-reports-aid-procurement-departments-supplier-research <div class="node-body article-body">IBISWorld provides procurement departments with instant access to data and analysis on hundreds of products and services. The firm's research can aid in public purchasers' negotiating with vendors.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/research-reports-aid-procurement-departments-supplier-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/research-reports-aid-procurement-departments-supplier-research#comments Contracts Finance Fiscal Management Negotiating Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:21:00 +0000 79151 at http://americancityandcounty.com Contractors have opportunities at the end of the federal fiscal year http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/contractors-have-opportunities-end-federal-fiscal-year <div class="node-body article-body">Eileen Kent, “The Federal Sales Sherpa,” offers advice to businesses interested in selling to the federal government before the federal fiscal year ends Sept. 30.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/contractors-have-opportunities-end-federal-fiscal-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/contractors-have-opportunities-end-federal-fiscal-year#comments Contracts Federal Finance Fiscal Management Negotiating Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:43:00 +0000 79141 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Eileen Kent</p> Expect a more chaotic end to federal fiscal year 2017 http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/expect-more-chaotic-end-federal-fiscal-year-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Chris Wiedemann of the immixGroup offers some winning strategies for firms seeking to land federal contracts as FY 2017 comes to a close on Sept. 30.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/expect-more-chaotic-end-federal-fiscal-year-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/expect-more-chaotic-end-federal-fiscal-year-2017#comments Contracts Federal Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:53:00 +0000 79131 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Chris Wiedemann</p> An experienced procurement professional appraises and praises cooperative agreements http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/experienced-procurement-professional-appraises-and-praises-cooperative-agreements <div class="field-deck"> Especially for smaller governments, using cooperative pacts makes sense </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Maija Lampinen, Procurement and Contracts Administrator for the Port of Everett, Wash., tells why her agency relies on cooperative agreements.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/experienced-procurement-professional-appraises-and-praises-cooperative-agreements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/experienced-procurement-professional-appraises-and-praises-cooperative-agreements#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Negotiating Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:04:00 +0000 79081 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Maija Lampinen</p> Report sees continued strength in the government market http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/report-sees-continued-strength-government-market <div class="node-body article-body">Onvia’s latest quarterly procurement trends report shows a 5.4 percent increase in bidding opportunities at state, local and education agencies.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/report-sees-continued-strength-government-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/report-sees-continued-strength-government-market#comments Contracts Federal Finance Fiscal Management Negotiating Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:12:00 +0000 79031 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Larry Allen</p>