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July 26th Webinar: Solicitation Development – The right tools for writing RFPs

Join us Live – Thursday, July 26th @ 10AM Pacific, 11AM Mountain, 12PM Central, 1PM Eastern There’s so much “gov tech” out there: budgeting tools, vendor databases, spending transparency, mapping, meeting management, legislative workflow, permits and licensing, transportation planning, government marketing, … Read More

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Govlist Tackles Top Challenges Facing Public Procurement Professionals

“I’m a subject matter expert on HOW to buy… department staff are subject matter experts on WHAT to buy.  Vendors are subject matter experts on what THEY HAVE to offer.  We don’t have the right tools to help bring those … Read More

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6 ways to get help with that RFP

Don’t go at it alone. Get help. Use an RFP-writing tool. It’s like having a consultant manage the process for you, but at a fraction of the cost. It can deal with all the tedious details, follow-ups, and stakeholders for … Read More

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Guide: How To Write An RFP

Do you need to write an RFP? This step by step guide walks you through the most important parts: scope of work, requirements, pricing, evaluations criteria, background research, and optimal document structure. These insights come from the thousands of RFPs … Read More

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Procurement Modernization Delivers Financial Results

Procurement modernization is probably the most important thing your organization can do right now if you work at a mid to large sized public agency. Otherwise you’re leaving money on the table that could improve the quality of services that … Read More

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How Bad Procurement Software Is Hurting You

  What comes to mind when you hear enterprise software? Typically it’s something dinosaur-like, hard-to-use, and unattractive. It conjures up images of black-screen terminals deep in a labyrinth of cubicles, freezing frequently and getting in the way more than helping. … Read More

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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 Warren serves … 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: 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. With of … 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. He previously … Read More

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