Contracts http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/32179/more en Expert: How to win more government business as the federal fiscal year winds down http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/expert-how-win-more-government-business-federal-fiscal-year-winds-down <div class="node-body article-body">Government contracting consultant Mark Amtower outlines winning strategies for landing more federal contracts before the end of the federal fiscal year (FY) on Sept. 30.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/expert-how-win-more-government-business-federal-fiscal-year-winds-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/expert-how-win-more-government-business-federal-fiscal-year-winds-down#comments Contracts Federal Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:09:00 +0000 78311 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Mark Amtower</p> Cooperative contracts awarded that cover mailroom products http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/cooperative-contracts-awarded-cover-mailroom-products <div class="node-body article-body">Government, education, and nonprofit agencies looking to enhance their direct mailing capabilities and processes now have access to mailing and postage solutions through National Joint Powers Alliance.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/cooperative-contracts-awarded-cover-mailroom-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/cooperative-contracts-awarded-cover-mailroom-products#comments Contracts Cooperative Purchasing Finance Office Equipment Human Resources Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Technology Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:32:00 +0000 78261 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: The kinds of mailroom gear that governments and other organizations can acquire through the NJPA cooperative contracts.</p> Mark your calendars for these complimentary cooperative purchasing events http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/mark-your-calendars-these-complimentary-cooperative-purchasing-events <div class="field-deck"> Choose from several upcoming webinars and Strategic Sourcing Summits </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Communities is hosting several webinars and Strategic Sourcing Summits.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/mark-your-calendars-these-complimentary-cooperative-purchasing-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/mark-your-calendars-these-complimentary-cooperative-purchasing-events#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:37:00 +0000 78071 at http://americancityandcounty.com Garbage In, Garbage Out does not have to be your reality http://americancityandcounty.com/fiscal-management/garbage-garbage-out-does-not-have-be-your-reality <div class="field-byline"> Jonathan White </div> <div class="field-deck"> There is no excuse for a procurement team to not have accurate spend data. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Procurement teams need good-quality spend analytics. They need to know how much their agency spends, where, on what and with whom. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fiscal-management/garbage-garbage-out-does-not-have-be-your-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fiscal-management/garbage-garbage-out-does-not-have-be-your-reality#comments Contracts Finance Fiscal Management Negotiating Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids GPN Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:23:00 +0000 78201 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Jonathan White</p> New Atlanta ballpark gets needed public safety, vehicle help for first pitch http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-atlanta-ballpark-gets-needed-public-safety-vehicle-help-first-pitch <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative contracts deliver public safety products and transport vehicles that ensured SunTrust Park was ready for opening day </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SunTrust Park was ready for the Atlanta Braves' opening day thanks to cooperative contracts that helped deliver needed public safety products and transport vehicles.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-atlanta-ballpark-gets-needed-public-safety-vehicle-help-first-pitch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-atlanta-ballpark-gets-needed-public-safety-vehicle-help-first-pitch#comments Buildings & Facilities Contracts Coop Solutions Facilities Cooperative Purchasing Finance Public Safety Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Public Safety Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:22:00 +0000 78141 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A view from near home plate at SunTrust Park, the Atlanta Braves&#39; new home.</p> NIGP names first NAC-accredited cooperative program http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/nigp-names-first-nac-accredited-cooperative-program <div class="field-deck"> U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is first cooperative program to earn NAC distinction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NIGP has announced that the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is the first cooperative program to earn NAC distinction.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/nigp-names-first-nac-accredited-cooperative-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/nigp-names-first-nac-accredited-cooperative-program#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:57:00 +0000 77981 at http://americancityandcounty.com New cooperative contract available for recreation products http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/new-cooperative-contract-available-recreation-products <div class="node-body article-body">NJPA recently awarded contracts in the “Recreation and Playground Equipment, Accessories, and Supplies” category.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/new-cooperative-contract-available-recreation-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/new-cooperative-contract-available-recreation-products#comments Contracts Cooperative Purchasing Finance Parks & Recreation Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping Parks & Recreation Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:22:00 +0000 77911 at http://americancityandcounty.com Cooperative procurement plays a key role in Kansas City, Mo.’s procurement strategy http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-procurement-plays-key-role-kansas-city-mo-s-procurement-strategy <div class="field-deck"> Due diligence and standard policies help ensure that using agencies get what they need through co-op buys. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kansas City, Mo., has standard policies and resources that help cooperative buys go efficiently, says Reneé Medlin, Procurement Manager in the city’s Procurement Services Division/General Services Department. She expects to see more cooperative procurements in the city's future.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-procurement-plays-key-role-kansas-city-mo-s-procurement-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-procurement-plays-key-role-kansas-city-mo-s-procurement-strategy#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:12:00 +0000 77871 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Rene&eacute; Medlin, CPPO</p> The best ways to save money and time with an MSP http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/best-ways-save-money-and-time-msp <div class="field-deck"> Does your agency have temporary workers? A Managed Service Provider (MSP) can be a useful tool. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Managed Service Provider (MSP) program helps an organization alleviate the manual burden of activating and maintaining a temporary workforce.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/best-ways-save-money-and-time-msp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/best-ways-save-money-and-time-msp#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Human Resources Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Thu, 18 May 2017 19:10:00 +0000 77671 at http://americancityandcounty.com Your new tech buying team http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/your-new-tech-buying-team <div class="field-deck"> Members of your technology buying team should represent the what, why and how of any purchase </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Members of your technology buying team should represent the what, why and how of any purchase.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/your-new-tech-buying-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/your-new-tech-buying-team#comments Contracts Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Technology Technology Tue, 09 May 2017 21:13:00 +0000 77441 at http://americancityandcounty.com