Why RFPs Can’t Keep Up With IT Procurement

Technology is changing rapidly, so what can public procurement departments do to make sure their organizations aren't stuck with outdated equipment? Government agencies in the state, local, and education (SLED) market typically use the request for proposal (RFP) process when buying new computers, tablets, and other technology because the cost [...]

Why RFPs Can’t Keep Up With IT Procurement 2018-05-18T18:23:06+00:00

Use Smart Tech to Build Strong, Lasting Relationships

When is the last time you made a purchase online before checking Google or Amazon for reviews first? These days, it is easier than ever to do research beforehand and be a smart buyer.  This is especially important for government purchasing departments, because it may take months for a purchase [...]

Use Smart Tech to Build Strong, Lasting Relationships 2018-05-18T18:25:11+00:00

Why Competition Matters

Competition is key in public procurement because it leads to better prices for the buyer and in turn more value for taxpayer money. Competitive bidding for government business is more fair because it helps avoid favoritism. Competition makes government spending and the economy as a whole more transparent. How does [...]

Why Competition Matters 2018-04-25T21:15:49+00:00

A Simple, Yet Effective Strategy to Grow Your Business

Selling to a whole new market can be difficult without the right connections. A great strategy to start building these crucial business relationships with government agencies is by starting small and working your way up. Begin with your personal network. Ask friends or colleagues if they have any government connections [...]

A Simple, Yet Effective Strategy to Grow Your Business 2018-05-18T18:26:16+00:00

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Investing in E-Procurement

1. Are you ready to eliminate paper, Excel, and email from your processes? Moving to e-procurement is a big change. E-procurement promises no more paper, manual data entry, and other traditional procurement methods. For many public purchasers, such a massive switch up in process so quickly comes with a steep [...]

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Investing in E-Procurement 2018-05-18T18:27:14+00:00

Purchasing Managers – Do More With Less

Whether you are a procurement director, senior officer, CPO, or other type of purchasing manager working for a government agency, the name of the game is doing more with less. A purchasing manager is responsible for strategic sourcing to identify cost savings. That means increasing clarity, transparency, accountability, and standardization [...]

Purchasing Managers – Do More With Less 2018-05-18T18:36:06+00:00