NASPO Releases 2024 Top 10 Priorities for State Procurement

The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) 2024 Top 10 Priorities for State Procurement identifies areas of importance for state procurement offices and staff to best serve their state agencies and taxpayers.

The Top 10 reflects the collective voice of the 50 State Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs), NASPO’s Primary Members, who ranked their focus areas for the new year based on the existing or anticipated impact on their state’s procurement policies and practices. These top priorities will help inform NASPO’s upcoming publications and research, conference sessions, and webinars to ensure that current and emerging best practices in public procurement are shared among the States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories.

Based on the voting results, the highest priority for state central procurement offices in 2024 will be Modernizing the Procurement Process. Seeing a significant jump from last year’s 5th place ranking, CPOs will focus on the automation of processes including digitization of solicitations, bids, contracts, and record keeping.

Continuous Process Improvement came in second as state agencies look to review current procurement processes to eliminate waste and gain new sources of value and efficiencies. The third highest priority is Talent Management and Succession Planning. CPOs will focus on recruiting and retaining a skilled workforce and mentoring future public procurement leaders. Customer Service to Agency Stakeholders came in fourth as state procurement offices aim to maintain high levels of trust and satisfaction from state agencies.

eProcurement, Central Procurement Office as a Strategic Leader, Analytics for Data-Driven Decision Making, Effective Contract Administration, Training and Certification, and Innovative Solution-Based Solicitation Methods round out the Top 10 for state central procurement offices in 2024.

You can access the 2024 Top 10 Priorities for State Procurement here.

About NASPO: NASPO is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing public procurement through leadership, excellence, and integrity. It is made up of the directors of the central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the United States. NASPO is an organization that helps its members achieve success as public procurement leaders through the promotion of best practices, education, professional development, research, and innovative procurement strategies.

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Contact: Rebecca Montaño-Smith

Deputy Chief Learning Officer, NASPO

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