Coop Solutions http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/56831/more en How to stay productive with smaller procurement staffs http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-stay-productive-smaller-procurement-staffs <div class="field-deck"> Automation, increased use of cooperative purchasing may help ease labor shortages </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automation, increased use of cooperative purchasing may help ease labor shortages among smaller procurement staffs.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-stay-productive-smaller-procurement-staffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-stay-productive-smaller-procurement-staffs#comments Coop Solutions Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:37:00 +0000 82841 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Lourdes Coss</p> U.S. Communities announces new energy savings contract http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-communities-announces-new-energy-savings-contract <div class="node-body article-body">The new U.S. Communities contract for energy consulting and management services has been awarded to Tradition Energy.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-communities-announces-new-energy-savings-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-communities-announces-new-energy-savings-contract#comments Coop Solutions Tue, 07 Aug 2018 22:18:00 +0000 82771 at http://americancityandcounty.com Governments are relying on fewer public purchasing managers http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/governments-are-relying-fewer-public-purchasing-managers <div class="field-deck"> Public agencies step up recruiting to keep the buying process flowing smoothly </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public agencies are stepping up recruiting to keep the buying process flowing smoothly.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/governments-are-relying-fewer-public-purchasing-managers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/governments-are-relying-fewer-public-purchasing-managers#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:54:00 +0000 82531 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Roseanne Spagnuolo, Executive Advisor, Content and Advisory Lead at Procurement Leaders Ltd.</p> Shred-it awarded national contract with U.S. Communities http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/shred-it-awarded-national-contract-us-communities <div class="field-deck"> Information security company tapped to provide U.S. public agencies with secure shredding and destruction services, information security and risk assessment </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Shred-it, an information security company, announced on June 26 that it was awarded a document and media destruction contract for at least three years through U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/shred-it-awarded-national-contract-us-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/shred-it-awarded-national-contract-us-communities#comments Coop Solutions Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:22:00 +0000 82401 at http://americancityandcounty.com 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> Public buyers adapting to accelerated government spending http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending <div class="field-deck"> Public purchasers must closely scrutinize cooperative procurement opportunities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public purchasers must closely scrutinize cooperative procurement opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending#comments Economic Development Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Fri, 11 May 2018 21:35:00 +0000 81991 at http://americancityandcounty.com 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> Los Angeles Housing Authority uses U.S. Communities contract for vehicle purchase http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/los-angeles-housing-authority-uses-us-communities-contract-vehicle-purchase <div class="node-body article-body">The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles has purchased their fleet of vehicles from Columbia on the U.S. Communities contract.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/los-angeles-housing-authority-uses-us-communities-contract-vehicle-purchase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/los-angeles-housing-authority-uses-us-communities-contract-vehicle-purchase#comments Coop Solutions Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:10:00 +0000 81491 at http://americancityandcounty.com Top management must give the purchasing team the tools they need http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/top-management-must-give-purchasing-team-tools-they-need <div class="node-body article-body">Strategic sourcing and cooperative procurement are key best practices, says Steve Gordon, former director of procurement in the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., and Alexandria, Va. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/top-management-must-give-purchasing-team-tools-they-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/top-management-must-give-purchasing-team-tools-they-need#comments Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Administration Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:24:00 +0000 81281 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Steve Gordon</p> U.S. Communities announces new food services contract http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-communities-announces-new-food-services-contract <div class="node-body article-body">Join U.S. Communities, Premier and US Foods for a complimentary informational webinar to learn more about a new food product and distribution contract that lets public agencies continue to realize immediate savings on food service expenditures.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-communities-announces-new-food-services-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-communities-announces-new-food-services-contract#comments Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:54:00 +0000 81291 at http://americancityandcounty.com