NASPO’s Top 10 Priorities Analysis

NASPO’s Top 10 Priorities Analysis

Over the past six years of NASPO Top 10 Priorities lists, four topics have made the Top 10 every year and an additional 3 topics were on the list for all but one year. These topics, collectively, represent 65% of the list from the past six years. NASPO has supported these priorities through the development of the publications found in the table below.

2020-2015 Annual Top 10 Priorities List
2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Strategy/Centralization x x x x x x
eProcurement x x x x x x
Training and Certification Programs x x x x x x
Analytics x x x x x x
Transparency/Ethics x x x x x
IT Procurement and Processes x x x x x
Contract Administration x x x x x
Talent Management x x x x
Innovative Solicitation Methods x x x x x
CPI x x x x x
Agency Stakeholders x x
Cooperative Purchasing Contracts x x
Change Management x
Procurement Preferences and Principles x

 

The top three topics represented across the top ten varied slightly from year to year, but overall, Strategy/Centralization and Analytics emerged as the most common.

Table 2
2020-2015 Top Three Priorities
2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Strategy/Centralization x x x x x
Analytics x x x
eProcurement x x
Training and Certification Programs x x
IT Procurement and Processes x x
Agency Relations x
CPI x
Agency Stakeholders x
Contract Administration x

 

Regional Top 10 Priorities

Similar to the Annual Top 10 results, two topics were priorities for each year in each region: Strategy/Centralization and eProcurement.

Together, these two account for 20% of the Regional Top 10 Priorities.

Table 3
2020-2019 Regional Top 10 Priorities
2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019
East East South South West West Midwest Midwest
Strategy/Centralization 1 7 2 5 3 3 3 6
eProcurement 7 2 7 6 1 6 2 2
Training Certification Programs 9 9 4 2 9 6 3
Analytics 2 5 10 4 2 7 4
Transparency/Ethics 6 7 1 10
IT Procurement and Processes 10 3 9 4 8
Contract Administration 6 1 1 10 1 9
Talent Management 5 8 6 9
Innovative Solicitation Methods 7 5
CPI 4 4 3 5 5 10 5
Agency Stakeholders 9 1 3 2 8 7 4 1
Change Management 6 5 8
Tracking Performance Metrics* 3 9 8
Cooperative Purchasing Contracts* 8 10 10 7
Supplier Relationships* 8 10
Contract Risk Assessment* 4 8
Note:*region specific priority not found on the Annual Top 10.

 

The top three topics found in the Regional Top 10 Priorities include Strategy/Centralization, eProcurement, and Agency Stakeholders. Strategy/Centralization is a top priority nationwide as evidenced by its appearance at the top of both the Annual and Regional Top 10 Priority lists.

Table 4
2020-2019 Top 3 Regional Priorities
2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019
East East South South West West Midwest Midwest
Strategy/Centralization 1 2 3 3 3
eProcurement 2 1 2 2
Agency Stakeholders 1 3 2 1
Contract Administration 1 1 1
Training Certification Programs 2 3
Analytics 2 2
IT Procurement and Processes 3
Tracking Performance Metrics* 3
CPI 3
Transparency/Ethics 1

 

 

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