Webinar - Cooperative Procurement: Global Best Practices and Industry Insights

  • Date: 01/31/2024
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 3:30 PM Eastern Time
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Format: Webinar
Webinar 013124: Cooperative Procurement: Global Best Practices and Industry Insights (Member)$0.00 01/31/2024
Webinar 013124: Cooperative Procurement: Global Best Practices and Industry Insights(Non-Member)$195.00 01/31/2024
Webinar 013124: Cooperative Procurement: Global Best Practices and Industry Insights (Member) $0.00
Webinar 013124: Cooperative Procurement: Global Best Practices and Industry Insights(Non-Member) $195.00


Cooperative procurement has become an established contracting tool across the nation. A global best practices resource was just released by NIGP in collaboration with NIGP thought leaders. Learn more about the 6 Guidance Principles found in this document. Industry experts will provide current trends, outside of the box ideas when using a cooperative, and address aspects that you may have never considered.  Taking highlighted lessons from the recent NIGP FORUM Cooperative Track, this fast-paced informative session will help your team embrace a cooperative strategy.  

What You'll Learn

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
1.  Review the 6 Guidance Principles offered as Global Best Practices.
2.  Gain insights into the nature and structure of cooperative procurement organizations.
3.  Discover the latest trends in government procurement and use of cooperative contracts.
4.  Hear real examples where cooperative procurement provides unique solutions.

Presenter Bio(s) 

Tammy Rimes is the Executive Director of the National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP), the premier Association for educational content, legislative advocacy and support for cooperative procurement.  She also formally served as Purchasing Agent for the City of San Diego, the 9th largest city in the nation and Emergency Logistics Chief during the 2007 Witch Creek Fires that raged for 17 days and destroyed over 2000 homes. Under her leadership, the City consolidated its warehouse operations, centralized all purchasing and contracting operations, and moved to a more customer focused approach.

Crosby is the President of Cooperative Services, LLC and is on the Board of Directors for the Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Association (FEMSA). He has held several leadership positions in association management including Director of Professional Development for the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and Regional Director for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Formerly, he served as the President of a NPPGov and served on the Board of Directors for NCPP.
Duff Erholtz is completing his 15th year in Membership Services for Sourcewell – formerly the National Joint Powers Alliance / NJPA. His primary responsibility is communicating with and supporting the procurement needs of the over 100,000 Sourcewell Members throughout the country. Duff volunteers as the Educational Working Group Chair for the National Cooperative Procurement Partners Association and helps create educational tools to assist procurement on understanding and utilizing Cooperative agreements.

Attendance for Individuals

In order to receive one contact hour, each member needs to register for the webinar individually in advance and then watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login and your registration.

Attendance for Groups

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Brought to You By:


  • Tammy Rimes, Executive Director, of the National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP)
  • Durr Erholtz, Membership Development Administrator, Sourcewell
  • Crosby Grindle, MPA, President, Cooperative Services, LLC



Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing by emailing registrationinfo@nigp.org. Once the login email is sent, registrants that are non-members are not eligible for a refund. Registered participants who do not attend will not receive credit. Need to miss the webinar due to a last minute meeting? There is no need to cancel. You won't receive credit, but you will still receive all the handouts and the recording link.


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