Government Procurement Magazine - October/November 2019

The October/November 2019 issue of Government Procurement magazine delivers a recap of the 2019 NIGP Forum, which took place in Austin, Texas in August and includes individual and chapter award winners. "Forum Matters: Procurement Judgment" discusses how NIGP's annual Forum offers NIGP members, including staff, an important opportunity to meet with other procurement professionals in person. It also explains what procurement judgement is and how it needs to be implemented in all aspects of public procurement. The in-depth article in this issue "Pension Tension," explores the challenge of depleting pension plans, which many government offices are facing. It includes examples of ways the cities of Fort Worth, Texas and Cranston, Rhode Island have addressed the issue of limited pension funds. The seventh installment of the 10-part series "Top 10 Energy Buying Mistakes You Didn't Realize You Were Making (& How to Avoid Them)" explores the mistake of using one firm for all things energy inside a procurement office. Other articles in this issue include "Form a Partnership or Just Follow the Leader? Public Procurement's Digital Age Strategic Conundrum" and "Procurement Data: The Key to Unlocking Strategic Sourcing."