NAEP Pulse
Professional Development
The NAEP Professional Development Committee needs your input! As this dedicated group of volunteers edits and updates the RFP Library files, we want to make sure we have the most relevant resources available to you.

Take this short 10-question survey to help us improve the RFP library. Our volunteer committee works tirelessly behind the scenes to review all submitted RFPs and keep the files updated. As we begin another review, help us shape the direction of the library!
  
Get a sneak peek at the Winter issue of the Educational Procurement Journal in a new mobile friendly format. Our feature article is "This Will Be Different!" by Luann Heath, CPPB, University of Colorado. It's something we may already know, but it bears repeating from time to time, and even frequently: strategic sourcing is definitely different than Uncle Jerry's conventional approach to procurement.
  
We are ready for liftoff! The educational sessions for the NAEP Annual Meeting are posted. Study the sessions and secure your space this April in Kansas City.
True Cost of Your Paper RFP Process
Bonfire
The complexity and scrutiny of sourcing decisions has never been higher than it is today. In this climate, the Request for Proposal (RFP) has never been more relevant. Based on unique insight into how billions of dollars of purchasing decisions are made, Bonfire has developed a comprehensive report investigating how organizations structure their RFP process and how you can run your next RFP in the most effective way possible, using key benchmarks and metrics.
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Achieving supply chain efficiencies through Medline’s vertical integration model
E&I Cooperative Services
When the University of Missouri System needed a new distribution partner to help maximize the economics of their shared healthcare and university system, support the highest quality patient care, and optimize the student experience, they chose Medline and its competitively solicited contract with E&I Cooperative Services.
See how Medline helps UM stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly changing healthcare landscape.
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Association News
Your connection to higher education procurement starts with NAEP. Don't lose access to best-in-class education and resources on a variety of procurement topics.
Add these December webinars to your calendar before the holiday season gets too hectic!
New name reflects our mission
National Joint Powers Alliance
Sourcewell is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. We offer training and shared services to our central Minnesota members, and cooperative purchasing solutions throughout North America. We are driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.
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Supplier Diversity
  
The NAEP Supplier Diversity Institute returns in April 2019 running concurrently with the NAEP Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO.

Registration is now open and the full educational program will be announced shortly.
NAEP Exchange Question of the Month
  
Our question this month asks if you have a local hotel partnership and if so, is it revenue generating? Read on to participate in the discussion.