Proposals & Bids http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/32187/more en 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> Governments own more than 4 million vehicles http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/governments-own-more-4-million-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">A 2017 report shows governments continue to own and manage a sizable number of vehicles. Also, EquipmentWatch has issued an analysis of used crane sales.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/governments-own-more-4-million-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/governments-own-more-4-million-vehicles#comments Fleets Fleets Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Public Works Public Works Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:15:00 +0000 78081 at http://americancityandcounty.com Public sector organizations: Here’s a tool to help you meet your technology needs http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-sector-organizations-here-s-tool-help-you-meet-your-technology-needs <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative program delivers a variety of technology products and services to using agencies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cooperative contracts from U.S. Communities give more than 90,000 public sector entities access to current technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-sector-organizations-here-s-tool-help-you-meet-your-technology-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-sector-organizations-here-s-tool-help-you-meet-your-technology-needs#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Office Equipment Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing Technology GPN Technology Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:28:00 +0000 76781 at http://americancityandcounty.com Fleet product vendors win bids for cooperative contract http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/fleet-product-vendors-win-bids-cooperative-contract <div class="node-body article-body">BendPak and Vehicle Service Group have won their contract bids from the National Association of State Procurement Officials ValuePoint cooperative purchasing program.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/fleet-product-vendors-win-bids-cooperative-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/fleet-product-vendors-win-bids-cooperative-contract#comments Contracts Cooperative Purchasing Fleets Proposals & Bids Public Works Strategic Sourcing Public Works Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:01:00 +0000 76151 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A BendPak four-post vehicle lift supporting a heavy load.</p> For Veteran’s Day: Helping veteran-owned firms get their share of government contracts http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/veteran-s-day-helping-veteran-owned-firms-get-their-share-government-contracts <div class="field-deck"> Tools that help veteran-owned companies win government contracts </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Experts from veteran-owned businesses and trade groups discuss some of the tools and resources that can help veteran-owned companies win government contracts.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/veteran-s-day-helping-veteran-owned-firms-get-their-share-government-contracts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/federal/veteran-s-day-helping-veteran-owned-firms-get-their-share-government-contracts#comments Contracts Federal Finance Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Tue, 08 Nov 2016 22:30:00 +0000 74371 at http://americancityandcounty.com Energy procurement: Best practices http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/energy-procurement-best-practices <div class="field-deck"> Webinar outlines key steps that ensure efficient energy procurement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How can governments enhance energy buys? That's what attendees learned at a recent U.S. Communities webinar that featured an expert from Tradition Energy.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/energy-procurement-best-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/energy-procurement-best-practices#comments Buildings & Facilities Contracts Coop Solutions Facilities Cooperative Purchasing Energy Efficiency Finance Fiscal Management Green Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:43:00 +0000 74311 at http://americancityandcounty.com Book Review: A guide for managers and buyers http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/book-review-guide-managers-and-buyers <div class="field-deck"> “Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques, A Reference Guide for Professionals” </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Contributor Darin Matthews outlines what's in Lourdes Coss' new book, “Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques, A Reference Guide for Professionals.”</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/book-review-guide-managers-and-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/book-review-guide-managers-and-buyers#comments Contracts Finance Fiscal Management Negotiating Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:34:00 +0000 74181 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Lourdes Coss&#39; new book, &ldquo;Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques, A Reference Guide for Professionals.&rdquo;</p> Litigation: You be the judge http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/litigation-you-be-judge <div class="field-byline"> Beth D. Fleming </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Procurement professional Beth Fleming reflects on the significance of the fiscal and legal obligations that public procurement officials honor each day.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/litigation-you-be-judge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/litigation-you-be-judge#comments Contracts Finance Fiscal Management Roadways Negotiating Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Public Works Mon, 03 Oct 2016 20:50:00 +0000 73621 at http://americancityandcounty.com Getting to We: Negotiating agreements for highly collaborative relationships (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/negotiating/getting-we-negotiating-agreements-highly-collaborative-relationships-related-video <div class="field-byline"> Kate Vitasek </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Expert Kate Vitasek outlines ways to negotiate in complex and dynamic situations through the Getting to We process.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/negotiating/getting-we-negotiating-agreements-highly-collaborative-relationships-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/negotiating/getting-we-negotiating-agreements-highly-collaborative-relationships-related-video#comments Contracts Government Procurement Finance Human Resources Negotiating Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids GPN Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:02:00 +0000 73421 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Kate Vitasek</p> Is private sector procurement still better? http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/private-sector-procurement-still-better <div class="field-byline"> Jean Clark </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public procurement veteran Jean Clark explains how technology has removed information silos in public procurement. She says public procurement professionals are more empowered now than ever before.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/private-sector-procurement-still-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/private-sector-procurement-still-better#comments Contracts Government Procurement eProcurement Finance Procurement Professional Procurement Reform Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Technology Administration Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:32:00 +0000 73251 at http://americancityandcounty.com