In our 2023 State of Local Government Survey, 41% of procurement leaders said solicitation development is the most challenging part of the purchasing process. And as a waterfall effect, the slowdown in procurement leads to a slowdown in the rest of the agency, causing frustrations with internal partners.
Time and time again, surveys show that solicitation development is the most challenging part of the procurement process. It slows down the purchasing process, leading to frustrated internal partners whose work is waiting for their goods and services. The goal of this webinar is to show how improving the process can lead to the ability to do more with less while leaving a strategic impact on the entire organization.
What You'll Learn
Streamline this solicitation struggle and watch procurement's impact on your entire agency grow.
- Shorten the solicitation development time by up to 70%
- Meet rising expectations for procurement teams, while working with the same or fewer resources
- Have a greater strategic impact across your agency
Adam Butler currently serves as Sr. Solutions Engineer at OpenGov, focusing on product demonstrations, customer and sales support, revenue generation, procurement thought leadership, RFx responses, product strategy, and deployment support. Adam came to OpenGov via the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Virginia Commonwealth University. He performed public procurement at each of these locations. In his federal roles, Adam managed teams of buyers and led contracting efforts on multi-billion-dollar supply, service, logistics, IT, and construction projects.As Procurement Manager of Washington County, Suzi has led her team to be able to do more with the same amount of people, without adding the kind of strain that burns people out and leads to turnover. Thanks to her work, the County can address one of its biggest challenges—homelessness—faster. Under Suzi’s leadership, the County’s procurement team can get funding to vendors to fight homelessness faster, even though it’s short-staffed.
Attendance for Individuals
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