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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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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The Public/Private Technology Gap

Over the past 20 years, technology has radically changed the way private enterprises operate — how they interact with customers, make decisions, and manage information. Local governments have not been able to harness the power of modern technologies, innovation, and startups in … Read More

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Resources for GovTech Startups

While there are a fair number of articles about how to do business with local governments, especially for technology startups and small businesses, we thought it would be helpful to bring a selection together in one place. Here is a … Read More

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