Govlist Leaders Series: Warren Lehr, City Manager

“Recently we’ve actually been working on a kind of a purchasing matrix… We’re just trying to streamline those rules and guidelines so they’re not reinventing the wheel every time.”   Warren Lehr City Manager at City of Owasso, OK   … Read More

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Govlist Leaders Series: Chris Sorensen, Chief Information Officer

“That’s the greatest operational challenge in a city: it’s when you’ve got all these steps you’ve got to go through, you just can’t do it overnight.”     Chris is the Chief Information Officer at the City of Pocatello, Idaho. … Read More

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Govlist Leaders Series: Joe Moore, City Manager

“The initial steps in a procurement process are the most important. You have to be incredibly clear, so that people who are going to supply the services really understand what it is. Ambiguity costs money.”   Joe Moore, City Manager … Read More

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Govlist Leaders Series: Paul Haugan, Innovation and Technology Director

“We do IT every day so we’re good with IT. We don’t do RFPs every day so that’s a challenge for us, making sure we stay within the confines of what’s the right and proper way to do this.”   … Read More

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Govlist Leaders Series: Debbie Wellnitz, Purchasing Manager

“I’m always looking for ways to streamline our processes and improve our processes by automation. Just making things simpler and more user friendly” Debbie Wellnitz Purchasing Manager, City of Concord CA     Debbie has over 15 years of experience … Read More

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Govlist Leaders Series: Marcheta Gillespie, Chief Procurement Officer

“I’ve always, first and foremost, been an advocate for the level of service that we provide to our agencies”     Marcheta Gillespie Director of Procurement, City of Tucson Marcheta is the Director of Procurement for the City of Tucson. … Read More

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What’s An RFP-Writing Tool?

    Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, drew an important distinction between efficiency and effectiveness. It’s easy to feel efficient when working hard, but not all time is equally spent. What you choose to focus on is usually … Read More

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“We are entering an era of creative destruction on steroids.”

Tom Friedman, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century
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Procurement 3.0 and the Self-Service Model

We live in exciting times. Public sector procurement teams will look completely different in 3 years than they do today. There are deep forces pulling them in new and exciting directions that will ultimately empower procurement professionals to focus less … Read More

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Hunting for GSA Contracts or Government Jobs? You Should Sell Local

The US Federal Government spent $81.4 Billion on IT procurement in 2014, including things like software, consultants, and hardware. While this is a massive amount of spend, it is probable that this number will go down in the future. These … Read More

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