Staff Retention Paper

Staff Retention Paper

Due to budget constraints, government employees continue to be asked to do more with less. At the same time, lack of competitive salaries, a limited pool of qualified candidates, and lack of funds are admitted top hindrances to hiring in state central procurement offices.

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2014 Survey of State Procurement Practices

2014 Survey of State Procurement Practices

Take advantage of our most recent and most comprehensive resource on state procurement practices. You will learn about the role of the state central procurement office and how the procurement functions are carried out for different types of procurements, solicitation practices, contracting procedures in the enacting jurisdictions and much more. Order your 12-month subscription today!

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Clickable Map to State E-Procurement Websites

E-Procurement Websites

Click on a state in the above map for information about state procurement offices, including existing and planned state procurements
Cooperative Contracts

Cooperative Contracts

  • Computer Equipment, Peripherals & Related Services - MN
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  • Wireless Communication & Equipment - NV
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  • Fire Suppression Services (WSCA-NV)
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  • Vehicle Lifts and Related Garage Equipment (WA)
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NASPO News Headlines

NASPO State Procurement News


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2014 Cronin Award Winners Announced
Check out our latest NASPO Press Release regarding the 2014 George Cronin Award for Procurement Excellence Winners that were announced last week at NASPO Annual Conference in Burlington, Vermont. Congratulations on a job well done!
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George Cronin Awards Feature
The George Cronin Awards for Procurement Excellence are recognized as a premier achievement for innovative public procurement and pay homage to a founder and the first president of NASPO, George J. Cronin. Since 1985, the Cronin Awards have recognized ground-breaking state procurement programs and promoted the sharing of ideas between states. 

2013's Cronin winners showcase purchasing best practices and implement innovative strategies to improving the procurement process amoung states.  Read more about each winner:

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Alliance to Transform State Government Operations
NASPO is proud to be a member of the Alliance to Transform State Government Operations which also includes AGA, NASACT, NASBO, NASCA, NASCIO, and NASPE. The Alliance recently released a collaborative report exploring how high-level officials can work together in transforming state government operations. The report summarizes a March 28 Summit on Transforming State Governments from the Inside Out, which was jointly sponsored by the seven Alliance associations. The Summit focused on 4 key issue areas:

  • Human Capital/Workforce of the Future
  • Consolidation/Optimization/Rationalization
  • Enterprise Management
  • Business/Data Analytics and Predictive Analysis

View the press release here.
View the full Alliance report here.

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Cooperative Purchasing Organization

Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) logo The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) has formed a subsidiary entity, the WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization
(WSCA-NASPO), to manage its national cooperative purchasing program. The Cooperative Purchasing Organization was formed in October of 2012 and began operating officially on January 1, 2013.
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Chief Officer Spotlight

Mike Richart
Deputy Secretary for Procurement
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Mike Richart began his Commonwealth career in the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as a purchasing agent. He ...
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