Government Procurement Magazine - February/March 2018

The February/March 2018 issue of Government Procurement has articles dedicated to helping procurement professionals excel during the new year. Articles in this issue include part two in the Negotiating Energy Supply Agreements Series, "Five Keys to Negotiating Energy Supply Agreements," along with "Digital Dollars," and "Which Priorities Should Drive Your Agency's Procurement Actions This Year?" This issue's edition of "Language Matters," takes an exploration into how the procurement language has evolved and matured. This article includes information about updated definitions that NIGP has developed to provide further clarity for procurement professionals and suppliers. In another article, "Oklahoma's Central Purchasing Division's Virtual Brown Bags," the writer takes a look at how one procurement program in Oklahoma has evolved their brown bag series over the last four years to create an opportunity for informal learning that now has an audience of hundreds. This issue includes announcements and congratulations for those procurement professionals who received their CPPB and CPPO certifications at the end of 2017.