Please join us for an interactive discussion on indirect procurement and the issues facing procurement professionals as well as a perspective from the supplier side. Today we are faced with a shortage of procurement practioners and an increased demand for fast changing products and solutions. On the supplier we are managing through global supply chain challenges and developing the latest products and solutions to support the public sector. We will present issues facing procurement today and hopefully uncover new updated issues. From the supplier side we will discuss what we have seen as good practices and offer ideas that can be implemented back at your agency.
If you’ve ever asked a procurement peer “Do you have a contract I can use?”, you know: the spirit of collaboration in public procurement is strong. Cooperative purchasing and piggybacking allows public agencies to share contracts to deliver better, faster public services to the public. But even now in 2022, finding the right contract at the right time often feels like a losing game of “Go, Fish”! How can you leverage technology (and the wisdom of your peers) to minimize the time you spend on the logistics of collaboration and maximize its benefits to your agency and the public? In this session, you’ll learn from procurement leaders pushing the boundaries of procurement collaboration in the digital age.
Learn about the world of cooperative purchasing from regional collaboration experts! While national purchasing cooperatives and state agencies offer valuable cooperative contracting resources, increasingly local agencies are collaborating on procurement to save time and money. In this session, you’ll hear from local leaders about their different approaches to cooperative procurement in their region, how they organize joint solicitations and best practices for creating and sharing cooperative contracts across a region-specific group. You’ll learn about the benefits and challenges of regional collaboration and leave with actionable insights that will help you strengthen purchasing collaboration in your own region.
Join us for a discussion on the implications that COVID-19 had on the Global Manufacturing industry and what business looks like moving forward. Hear from Government Practitioners and Suppliers who experienced firsthand the effects of increased demand, pricing, and supply chain-related issues.
In the spirit of analyzing processes to increase contract competition, NIGP's Business Council looks at the internal costs for government and education organizations to procure and for suppliers to submit proposals to RFPs. This review provides information for a panel discussion around the effectiveness of RFPs in a variety of settings.
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The NIGP Business Council's new white paper, titled "That Was Then, This Is Now: Why Suppliers Are Still Choosing To No Bid."
What’s At Issue
Government & Education entities sometimes issue complex solicitations with extraordinary requirements, which can result in complicated and costly contract administration.
Just as procurement professionals analyze the total cost of procurement, suppliers must also determine the costs and benefits of responding to a competitive solicitation opportunity.
In this session, members of the NIGP Business Council will join local procurement practitioners in a panel discussion.
This highly interactive session will engage the audience as they interact with the panel and audience colleagues.
Requires 2 panel participants from your Chapter
Join a panel of respected procurement practitioners and NIGP Business Council (NBC) supplier representatives for an interactive workshop on the evolution of the supplier – practitioner relationship. From ‘We No Bid’ to ‘Finding Common Ground’, we will facilitate discussions that highlight the dynamic between practitioners and suppliers, providing tools that you can use to continue these conversations within your own entity.
Finding mutually beneficial partnerships to ensure fair competition and inclusion to achieve your entity’s new regulation goals.
After completing this online training session, learners will be able to: