Strategic Sourcing http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/32189/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 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> Gallery: Catalogs and brochures for products that help governments get the job done http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/gallery-catalogs-and-brochures-products-help-governments-get-job-done <div class="node-body gallery-body">Learn about new products for governments in the catalogs and brochures presented in this gallery. The products help governments complete tasks, improve the appearance of public facilities and accomplish other functions.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/gallery-catalogs-and-brochures-products-help-governments-get-job-done" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/gallery-catalogs-and-brochures-products-help-governments-get-job-done#comments Buildings & Facilities Public Safety Public Works Strategic Sourcing Technology Public Safety Public Works Technology Mon, 22 May 2017 20:49:00 +0000 77751 at http://americancityandcounty.com 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