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June 2019

An Introduction to Sustainable Procurement Practices

2019-06-20T19:48:12+00:00

If there is one constant in the world of procurement, it’s change. Between the digitalization of purchasing strategies and the trend of lowering Simplified Acquisition Thresholds (SATs), government agencies are finding more ways to improve the complex practices of the past. The move towards sustainable procurement is yet another step [...]

An Introduction to Sustainable Procurement Practices2019-06-20T19:48:12+00:00

Mind Your Ps and Qs: RFP vs. RFQ

2019-06-06T15:39:45+00:00

Whether you’re a small-business owner new to the public market, or you’re a long-time veteran of government service, choosing the correct procurement strategy can be tricky. That’s especially true when the most-discussed methods are just one letter apart: RFP, and RFQ. That’s a Request for Proposal, or a Request for [...]

Mind Your Ps and Qs: RFP vs. RFQ2019-06-06T15:39:45+00:00

May 2019

GovQuote Winning Quote Series #2 – Anatomy of a Perfect Request

2019-05-13T21:09:40+00:00

GovQuote’s Winning Quote Series focuses on the most effective strategies both agencies and vendors use to ensure their Requests for Quotes (RFQs), competitive bids, and overall interactions are successful. Previously, we described the Anatomy of a Perfect Quote, which shared tips and tricks with vendors new to the government sector. [...]

GovQuote Winning Quote Series #2 – Anatomy of a Perfect Request2019-05-13T21:09:40+00:00

February 2019

Why Your Agency’s Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) Is Too Low

2019-05-29T14:02:39+00:00

If you haven’t thought about your agency’s purchasing threshold lately, it’s a good time to take a look. It may be more important than you think. That’s because your simplified acquisition threshold (SAT) can make or break the flow of your procurement efforts. Why? It’s the difference between an accelerated, [...]

Why Your Agency’s Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) Is Too Low2019-05-29T14:02:39+00:00

January 2019

GovQuote Winning Quote Series #1 – Anatomy of a Perfect Quote

2019-02-11T20:46:22+00:00

The GovQuote Winning Quote Series focuses on the most effective strategies vendors use to submit competitive quotes, and consistently win bids outside the request for proposal (RFP) threshold. If you are new to the government market, or looking to improve your existing process, you should consider the following 7 points [...]

GovQuote Winning Quote Series #1 – Anatomy of a Perfect Quote2019-02-11T20:46:22+00:00

December 2018

University of Dayton Leverages Data to Save $40,000 on Microscopes

2018-12-14T15:13:18+00:00

Today’s procurement technology provides local, state, and federal government with powerful tools to access pricing data from thousands of agencies across the US. Sara Harrison, Executive Director of Procurement and Payable Services at the University of Dayton, and her team have been utilizing GovSpend for over a year to integrate [...]

University of Dayton Leverages Data to Save $40,000 on Microscopes2018-12-14T15:13:18+00:00

November 2018

3 Ways to Grow Your Business During the Holidays

2018-11-19T16:18:32+00:00

It’s almost time for the holidays, and government agencies are about to cut back on spending. While many vendors treat this as a slow period, there are a few ways to set your company up for future success during the holiday season. The first is to stay connected. Even if [...]

3 Ways to Grow Your Business During the Holidays2018-11-19T16:18:32+00:00

October 2018

Procurement Spotlight Series – Darryl Mitchell

2018-10-23T15:19:06+00:00

The Procurement Spotlight Series highlights achievements by government procurement professionals who utilize technology to provide innovative strategies and solutions for their purchasing teams. Darryl Mitchell, former Director of Strategic Sourcing for Georgia Department of Administrative Services, spent 11 years in the state’s central purchasing activity developing and implementing a data-driven [...]

Procurement Spotlight Series – Darryl Mitchell2018-10-23T15:19:06+00:00

5 Procurement Methods Being Disrupted by Data-Driven Online Platforms

2019-01-21T19:52:01+00:00

The landscape of government procurement is changing rapidly, pushing both the public and private sectors to adapt quickly or be left behind. The influence of big data and analytical technologies is greatly impacting how local, state, and even federal agencies buy, while also changing the way vendors sell to the [...]

5 Procurement Methods Being Disrupted by Data-Driven Online Platforms2019-01-21T19:52:01+00:00

September 2018

CSU Bakersfield Saves $17,500 Using Advanced Purchasing Intelligence

2018-09-18T20:29:06+00:00

State universities and colleges (880+ in the U.S.) spent over $47 billion last year on nearly 15 million items supplied by 550,000 vendors (Source: GovSpend). Unfortunately, most of these schools are paying thousands of dollars more than they should be -- why? Not long ago, there were few options when [...]

CSU Bakersfield Saves $17,500 Using Advanced Purchasing Intelligence2018-09-18T20:29:06+00:00
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