Professional Development Pulse Blog The NASPO Research and Innovation team is proud to announce that the Repository of State Practices (RoSP) is now available to the public. The RoSP is a database of state procurement statutes, regulations, and policies gathered for the convenience of procurement officials, researchers, and other interested parties.

The idea for the RoSP was born out of answering multiple inquiries for information and data on state procurement practices as well as tabulating the results of NASPO’s biennial Survey of State Practices. We knew it made more sense to make this information available in an easy-to-use format rather than sharing it individually. Also, the Research and Innovation team can update the database in real time without waiting for the following year’s survey results. To our knowledge, this information has not been collated and made publically available anywhere else–but tell us if it is or if you have any updates research@naspo.org.

The information in the RoSP has been taken from the public websites of all 50 states and the District of Columbia and currently covers these topics:

Best Value Procurement
Bid Protest
Bid Responsiveness
Bidder Responsibility
Contract Claim
Contract Claim Appeal
Goods and Services Procurement
Multistep Competitive Sealed Bidding
Procurement Website
Protest Appeals
Reverse Auctions
State Procurement Manual
State Statutes and Regulations
State-Wide Contracts
Supplier Registration
Technology Procurement

More procurement topics will be added in the future. If there is a topic you would like to see added to the RoSP, email research@naspo.org.

Our hope for this database is that it allows procurement officials, researchers, and other interested parties to quickly compare procurement practices from state to state and that it enables them to make better decisions.