Students Explore Public Procurement in Case Study Competition
Nine university teams competed October 21-22 at Iowa State University in a public procurement Case Study Competition. With NASPO members and staff serving as judges, each university team had 24 hours to complete a case study and present it for consideration. Congratulations to all of the students who presented, including the universities who took top honors!
Brigham Young University
University of Wisconsin – Madison
NASCIO “State of the States” Webinar
NASPO Members Invited
NASPO Strategic Partner, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has invited NASPO members to attend its upcoming webinar, State of the States: IT Priorities, Trends, and Perspectives, on November 17 at 2 pm ET.
Specific topics to be addressed include cybersecurity risks, digital services, application modernization, evolving business models, and challenges with recruiting and retaining the IT workforce.
New Procurement U Course
How to Protect Yourself Against Phishing Attacks
Procurement U is excited to announce a new self-paced course. With reports of online scams and cyberattacks on the rise, learn how to identify them before it’s too late and avoid becoming another cautionary tale.
Enroll now by logging on to Procurement U.
Save the Dates for Cronin Award Finalist Webinars
The 2022 Cronin Award Finalists will present webinars on their projects, beginning in January 2023. Watch for registration links.
All webinars will take place from 3 to 4 pm ET.
January 11 – Idaho (Silver Award)
Help Me Help You! A New Take on Requests for Information
January 18 – Michigan (Gold Award)
Competitive Proof of Concept: Trying Before You Buy While Complying with Competitive Requirements
February 1 – Tennessee (Bronze Award)
Diversity Intelligence in Tennessee – II
February 15 – Georgia
Procurement Officer Bootcamp
March 1 – Minnesota
The Right Step
New Lawyer Bootcamp
State Procurement Law Institute
November 8 – 10
State Training Coordinators Conference (STCC)*
February 7 – 9
San Antonio, TX
Contract Leads Conference (CLC)*
February 13 – 16
San Antonio, TX
Join the Regional Council Calls in November
Put the NASPO Regional Council Calls on your calendar!
Eastern Regional Call
2 pm ET
Western Regional Call
3 pm ET/12 pm PT
Midwestern Regional Call
2 pm ET/1 pm CT
Southern Regional Call
3 pm ET/2 pm CT
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
NASPO Funds Expire December 31
Don’t forget that all 2022 NASPO funds will expire at the end of the year. Reimbursement requests will be accepted through January 15, 2023, as long as the expense was incurred in 2022. All fund request forms and policies can be found on the Reimbursements Page of the NASPO Network. Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
2022 Top 10 Priorities
#8 Effective Contract Management
Throughout the life of a contract, utilizing and developing best practices for contract administration brings incredible value – both to the contract and the goods and/or services received and to the relationships with suppliers. Check out the resources below to explore key concepts and strategies in contract administration.
Blog Post: The Care and Keeping of Contracts
Procurement U Course: Contract Administration Strategies
Remember: All NASPO-developed Procurement U courses are funded by NASPO and free of charge to you!