Coop Solutions http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/56831/more en 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> Advancing traffic safety to achieve zero fatalities http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/advancing-traffic-safety-achieve-zero-fatalities <div class="field-byline"> Brian Scharles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vision Zero is a collaborative strategy aimed at eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/advancing-traffic-safety-achieve-zero-fatalities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/advancing-traffic-safety-achieve-zero-fatalities#comments Coop Solutions Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:03:00 +0000 80061 at http://americancityandcounty.com 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 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> 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> An experienced procurement professional appraises and praises cooperative agreements http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/experienced-procurement-professional-appraises-and-praises-cooperative-agreements <div class="field-deck"> Especially for smaller governments, using cooperative pacts makes sense </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Maija Lampinen, Procurement and Contracts Administrator for the Port of Everett, Wash., tells why her agency relies on cooperative agreements.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/experienced-procurement-professional-appraises-and-praises-cooperative-agreements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/experienced-procurement-professional-appraises-and-praises-cooperative-agreements#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Negotiating Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:04:00 +0000 79081 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Maija Lampinen</p> Cooperative purchasing best practices from a seasoned procurement officer http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-purchasing-best-practices-seasoned-procurement-officer <div class="field-deck"> Reach out to your legal and finance team is one piece of advice from Terry McKee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Terry McKee, IT and Procurement Director at Knoxville's (Tenn.) Community Development Corporation (KCDC) offers his views on suggested best practices for cooperative buys.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-purchasing-best-practices-seasoned-procurement-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-purchasing-best-practices-seasoned-procurement-officer#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Negotiating Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Fri, 28 Jul 2017 19:33:00 +0000 78831 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Terry McKee</p>