Contracts http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/32179/more en Filling the gap as retirees head for the exits http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/filling-gap-retirees-head-exits <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative contracts and new technology may help pick up the slack </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cooperative contracts and new technology may help pick up the slack for governments as workers continue to retire.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/filling-gap-retirees-head-exits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/filling-gap-retirees-head-exits#comments Contracts Economic Development Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Human Resources Purchasing & Procurement Technology GPN Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:10:00 +0000 82311 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Tammy Rimes,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">executive director of the&nbsp;</span>National Cooperative Procurement Partners.</p> Co-ops can provide small agencies with expertise and transparency http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/co-ops-can-provide-small-agencies-expertise-and-transparency <div class="field-deck"> National cooperatives often use larger agencies as a lead agency, providing a more comprehensive approach, especially when working on a more complicated contract like IT solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">National cooperatives often use larger agencies as a lead agency, providing a more comprehensive approach, especially when working on a more complicated contract like IT solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/co-ops-can-provide-small-agencies-expertise-and-transparency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/co-ops-can-provide-small-agencies-expertise-and-transparency#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:16:00 +0000 81641 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Hal Good</p> Amazon Business provides tools to help organizations overcome purchasing challenges http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/amazon-business-provides-tools-help-organizations-overcome-purchasing-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">The Kirkland, Wash., procurement department utilizes the Amazon Business marketplace through Prince William County Public School’s contract with Amazon Business. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/amazon-business-provides-tools-help-organizations-overcome-purchasing-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/amazon-business-provides-tools-help-organizations-overcome-purchasing-challenges#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:14:00 +0000 81021 at http://americancityandcounty.com Buying strategies the public sector should adopt http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/buying-strategies-public-sector-should-adopt <div class="field-deck"> Public procurement veteran talks best practices, future of coop purchasing and more </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public procurement veteran Steve Gordon discusses the future of cooperative purchasing and more.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/buying-strategies-public-sector-should-adopt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/buying-strategies-public-sector-should-adopt#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:52:00 +0000 80831 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p><span style="font-size: 10.24px;">Steve Gordon</span></p> How cooperative contracts can overcome procurement challenges http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-cooperative-contracts-can-overcome-procurement-challenges <div class="field-deck"> Kirkland, Wash., purchasing team drives efficiencies through cooperative buys </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kirkland, Wash., a city of almost 88,000 on the eastern shores of Lake Washington, often relies on cooperative agreements, says its purchasing agent, Greg Piland.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-cooperative-contracts-can-overcome-procurement-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-cooperative-contracts-can-overcome-procurement-challenges#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:20:00 +0000 80481 at http://americancityandcounty.com Pets get fast heat relief at New Jersey shelter http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative agreement helps speed installation of needed air conditioners </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When the air conditioning broke down at an Ocean City, N.J., animal shelter this past July, a U.S. Communities cooperative agreement helped expedite installation of rented A/C units so a variety of stray pets stayed comfortable.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter#comments Buildings & Facilities Contracts Disaster Preparedness Facilities Coop Solutions Emergency Response Cooperative Purchasing Emergency Management Fiscal Management Strategic Sourcing Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:40:00 +0000 80121 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Industrial air conditioners and a generator that Herc&nbsp;Rentals installed at an Ocean City, N.J. animal shelter on a temporary basis this past July after an equipment breakdown.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 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