Government Procurement Magazine - April/May

The April/May 2019 issue of Government Procurement magazine features an in-depth article called "The Ins & Outs of Financing Infrastructure." This article explains how procurement professionals who are familiar with financing principles can help increase a project's success, compared with procurement professionals who leave the budgeting and bidding to the discretion of the finance team. An important article included in this issue is "Building Competencies vs. Gaining Knowledge," which discusses NIGP's new and exciting approach to education, focusing on learning competencies instead of rote knowledge. By taking a holistic approach to education through competency-based learning, NIGP aims to bring out learner's full potential for maximum impact on their organization. Also in this issue is the fourth piece in the 10-article series, "Top 10 Energy Buying Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making (& How to Avoid Them)," which looks at the mistake of not measuring the results of your energy procurement. This issue also includes the article "What's o