Uncategorized Press Release The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) is pleased to announce the formation of its new Supplier Advisory Group that will provide feedback, advice, and counsel to NASPO’s leadership on a range of issues related to public procurement and cooperative purchasing.
The Supplier Advisory Group will create an open forum for supplier dialogue to help ensure NASPO is meeting the needs of its membership and the public, with current industry solutions and economic trends when facilitating cooperative purchasing contracts.
“We are thrilled to bring together this group of suppliers for 2024-2025 term,” said Courtney Iversen, Deputy Chief Cooperative Procurement Officer overseeing Supplier Engagement at NASPO in announcing the advisory group. “As NASPO embarks on new initiatives, strategic priorities, and innovative projects in 2024, the expertise and insights from our Supplier Advisory Group will be more critical than ever.”
The creation of a Supplier Advisory Group aims to align with NASPO’s mission and commitment to leadership, excellence, integrity, and collaboration in state and local government purchasing. Members of the group, which represent a diverse cross-section of vendors, will serve two-year terms, and meet with NASPO leadership both virtually and in-person throughout the term. The group will offer perspectives on contract terms and conditions, solicitation processes, increasing portfolio usage, allocating marketing resources, and more.
The following suppliers have been selected for the 2024-2025 term. We look forward to their support in furthering NASPO’s mission to promote government excellence by delivering superior procurement solutions for the benefit of the public.
SHI International Corp
Cisco Systems, Inc.
ODP Business Solutions (Office Depot)
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Ricoh USA, Inc
Forrester Research, INC.
MSC Industrial Supply
Acro Service Corporation
Liftnow Automotive Equipment Corp.
Insight Public Sector, Inc.
Global Industries, Inc.
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. www.naspo.org
About NASPO ValuePoint: NASPO ValuePoint is the cooperative contracting arm of the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) a non-profit organization formed in 1947, comprised of the Chief Procurement Officials of all fifty states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Territories; to promote public procurement throughout the country. NASPO ValuePoint facilitates administration of the NASPO cooperative group contracting consortium of state Chief Procurement Officials for the benefit of state departments, institutions, agencies, and political subdivisions; as well as other eligible entities including cities, counties, special districts, community colleges, universities, and some quasi-governmental and nonprofit organizations.