Strategic Sourcing http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/32189/more en 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> Federal agencies need to get their IT requests in early before the end of the fiscal year http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/federal-agencies-need-get-their-it-requests-early-end-fiscal-year <div class="node-body article-body">Citrix' Mike Singer says the fourth quarter of the fiscal year has traditionally been a strong period of federal government spending as agencies move to use their remaining funds. He outlines some strategies for vendors and federal buyers.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/federal-agencies-need-get-their-it-requests-early-end-fiscal-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/federal-agencies-need-get-their-it-requests-early-end-fiscal-year#comments Contracts Federal Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Technology Strategic Sourcing Technology Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:56:00 +0000 78991 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Mike Singer</p> Will more states opt out of paying prevailing wages on public construction projects? http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/will-more-states-opt-out-paying-prevailing-wages-public-construction-projects <div class="node-body article-body">Experts weigh in on whether more states will repeal prevailing wage requirements on public construction projects in 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/will-more-states-opt-out-paying-prevailing-wages-public-construction-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/will-more-states-opt-out-paying-prevailing-wages-public-construction-projects#comments Contracts Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Public Works Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing Thu, 03 Aug 2017 19:57:00 +0000 78971 at http://americancityandcounty.com Contractors: Leave no stone unturned as the end of the federal fiscal year approaches http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/contractors-leave-no-stone-unturned-end-federal-fiscal-year-approaches <div class="node-body article-body">GPN reached out to Lourdes Martin-Rosa, American Express OPEN Advisor for Government Contracting, to get her views on the federal marketplace in 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/contractors-leave-no-stone-unturned-end-federal-fiscal-year-approaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/contractors-leave-no-stone-unturned-end-federal-fiscal-year-approaches#comments Contracts Federal Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Technology Strategic Sourcing Wed, 02 Aug 2017 20:47:00 +0000 78941 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Lourdes Martin-Rosa</p> What to expect as the curtain comes down on federal fiscal year 2017 http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/what-expect-curtain-comes-down-federal-fiscal-year-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Chuck Schadl of the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center offers his take on government selling opportunities as the federal fiscal year draws to a close on Sept. 30.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/what-expect-curtain-comes-down-federal-fiscal-year-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/what-expect-curtain-comes-down-federal-fiscal-year-2017#comments Contracts Federal Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing Tue, 01 Aug 2017 18:41:00 +0000 78891 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Chuck Schadl</p> Co-op agreements can help meet fleet management needs http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/co-op-agreements-can-help-meet-fleet-management-needs <div class="node-body article-body">National Joint Powers Alliance recently awarded contracts in the Fleet Management and Related Technology Solutions category</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/co-op-agreements-can-help-meet-fleet-management-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/co-op-agreements-can-help-meet-fleet-management-needs#comments Contracts Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fleets Public Works Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing Public Works Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:33:00 +0000 78851 at http://americancityandcounty.com