Government Procurement Magazine - April/May 2020

The April/May 2020 issue of Government Procurement magazine offers an in-depth look at how some procurement agencies and organizations in hard-hit areas are navigating purchasing during the COVID-19 pandemic by using cooperative procurement and effective communication strategies to procure medical supplies and equipment. This issue also includes part nine of the 10-part series "Top 10 Energy Buying Mistakes You Didn't Realize You Were Making (& How to Avoid Them)," with a focus on the problem of poor energy supply contract negotiation. The article "How to Engage Small Business Sellers: Securing Minority/Small/Diverse Business Contracts" is an updated version of a story that appeared in the February/March 2020 issue of Government Procurement and explores the challenges small businesses face when trying to reach potential government buyers. Other articles in this issue include "Connection Matters: Technology, Communication, and Connection," "Fiscal Management Can Be Taxing Without the Right Procurement Taxonomy in Place," and "Small Changes Can Create Significant Process Improvements."