Cooperative Purchasing http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/32180/more en 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 Infographic: Plotting public procurement's progression http://americancityandcounty.com/procurement-professional/infographic-plotting-public-procurements-progression <div class="node-body article-body">This infographic shows the trends that are shaping the future for the public procurement profession.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/procurement-professional/infographic-plotting-public-procurements-progression" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/procurement-professional/infographic-plotting-public-procurements-progression#comments Cooperative Purchasing eProcurement Procurement Professional Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:39:00 +0000 79951 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 Coops can be useful tools for IT buys http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/coops-can-be-useful-tools-it-buys <div class="field-deck"> Wyoming state procurement manager says cooperative contracts can be a time-saver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wyoming's Brett Adams-Case says cooperative contracts can aid lean and smaller public purchasing groups when buying technology.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/coops-can-be-useful-tools-it-buys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/coops-can-be-useful-tools-it-buys#comments Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Technology Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:06:00 +0000 79661 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Brett Adams-Case</p> Coop Purchasing: Where is it Headed? http://americancityandcounty.com/government-procurement/coop-purchasing-where-it-headed <div class="node-body article-body">Several emerging trends and experts offer clues.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/government-procurement/coop-purchasing-where-it-headed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/government-procurement/coop-purchasing-where-it-headed#comments Government Procurement Cooperative Purchasing Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:10:00 +0000 79481 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 Governments spend heavily for translation and foreign language services http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/governments-spend-heavily-translation-and-foreign-language-services <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative contract with United Language Group aims to fill gap </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cities and counties need language services in many areas, says Don DePalma, founder of the Common Sense Advisory research firm. Language Select has been awarded U.S. Communities’ cooperative contract for foreign language interpretation, translation and related services.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/governments-spend-heavily-translation-and-foreign-language-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/governments-spend-heavily-translation-and-foreign-language-services#comments Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Law Enforcement Law Enforcement GPN Administration Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:23:00 +0000 70821 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Don DePalma</p>