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Invest in Yourself - Time Management for the Procurement Professional

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

March is Purchasing month and there is no better time to invest in yourself; as you are your greatest asset. What you do with your time, and how you manage yourself, your environment and your relationships, will result in being more productive or less productive.


Time is the great equalizer. Really successful people have the same amount of time as the rest of us. We all have 86,400 seconds or 1440 minutes each day; however ...

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Why State and Local Governments Need Certified Procurement Professionals

Posted on October 25, 2017 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)


With State and Local Government spending exceeding $2.8 trillion dollars; there are over a trllion reasons for State and Local Governments to have Certified Public Procurement Professionals. As both state and local government spending continues to rise, the need for procurement reform has risen to the forefront of issues being addressed by State Legislatures and Local Governments. Procurement R...

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Promoting the Public Procurement Function

Posted on October 18, 2017 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Promoting the Procurement Function may be a new concept for some in the Public Procurement profession; however, all public procurement personnel have been and will continue to be involved in “promoting” the procurement function. Some may be aware of their promotional and marketing activities and some may not. Some may have already implemented strategic initiatives to promote procurement and the value procurement brings to their organization. Others are satisfied to remain in a ...

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Price Verification - "Basic Function or Lost Art"

Posted on October 8, 2017 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Price Verification - "Basic Procurement Function or Lost Art"

When making a purchase using a State, Federal or Cooperative contract, or even a purchase off a public agency's own contract, that is based on a percent discount off a manufacturers list price; are public agencies performing the extensive due diligence necessary to ensure they are being charged the correct price?


On the surface this seems like a simple question. Why wouldn't the pu...

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