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Industry days are a common practice in public procurement, where organizations tell industry what projects and programs are coming up. But the U.S. Department of Homeland Security flipped that conversation around, and gave industry a chance to tell them how they work. This slide deck presents an example of a “Reverse Industry Day," DHS's innovative approach to engagement.
Want to know how to run a challenge or a prize? Check out this vital resource.
An audit report from Texas reads as a how-(not)-to when it comes to managing your procurement.
We talk with San Francisco's Chief Innovation Officer about his new approach to getting small businesses on board.
A supplier offers some advice to government on how to improve the proposal process.
While the perceived misuse of purchase cards can at times attract negative attention from the press, the reality is that p-cards are often unfairly maligned.
Understand how to drive real value long term when making a purchase.
E-Catalogs have the potential to innovate procurement and drive significant benefits. Read this report by Xavier Olivera of Spend Matters.
Basics of Cost Modeling, by Professor Tim Laseter and Censeo Consulting Group.
The White House highlights several case studies on how agencies are using innovative methods to drive more value from procurement.
This report from the Institute for Public Procurement's National Business Council provides advice and tips for building better relationships.
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