Procurement is complex, but finding great suppliers shouldn’t be. Thousands of public procurement professionals are already using ratings and reviews to make better decisions about their suppliers, and that trend is not stopping anytime soon.
What You'll Learn
After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
- Understand the importance of past supplier performance, and how modern technology can help.
- Use ratings and reviews written by their peers to make important supplier decisions.
- Evaluate current suppliers and share personal experiences with other purchasers.
- Increase supplier diversity by finding highly-rated HUBs.
David Yarkin is a recognized expert on innovation in public sector procurement. As Pennsylvania’s chief procurement officer, David led what has been called “the most sweeping transformation of state procurement in decades.” During his tenure, the Commonwealth saved $140 million annually through strategic sourcing and quadrupled its small, minority and women owned business participation rate. During his time in state procurement, David experienced firsthand a seminal challenge faced by his peers nationally - the mediocre job that the traditional reference process does in informing purchasers about a supplier’s past performance. He founded Procurated to solve this problem for the public procurement community.
David founded Government Sourcing Solutions, a public procurement consulting firm in 2005 and served as CEO until 2021 when he stepped back from day-to-day responsibilities there to focus full-time on growing Procurated. He graduated cum laude from Harvard University and lives in Washington, DC with his wife Courtney and kids Anna, Ben and Sam.
Rick Grimm has served as NIGP’s Chief Executive Officer for 21 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Florida International University. He served county governments and public school districts for 23 years, including over 12 years in the management of the public procurement function, before joining the NIGP team in 1998.
As NIGP continues to develop, support and promote public procurement, Rick’s recent priorities have been the development of partnerships with universities and associations that represent the direct reports of the procurement function. To leverage these relationships and enhance NIGP’s role as a trusted advisor, Rick reorganized the NIGP team with a focus on content management and sustained membership growth. During the next 12 months, the Institute will design and offer certificate programs for professionals entering the workplace and for seasoned professionals who seek high-level skills on procurement specialties such as technology and construction.
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