NAEP Pulse
Professional Development
As we say goodbye to our retiring dear friend, enjoy Bob Ashby's final column on certification.
Last month, we asked you to participate in a survey about the RFP Library. According to that survey, 70 percent of NAEP members have used the RFP Library.
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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Panasonic
PMG Strategic, LLC
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
Keep that professional development resolution by signing up for these upcoming webinars that are free to NAEP members. Our upcoming webinars focus on OSHA requirements, sustainable sourcing policies and student safety.
  
Our first keynote speaker at the 2019 Annual Meeting in April is a school teacher turned actor, recording artist, two-time national poetry slam champion, entrepreneur, TED speaker and award-winning recording artist with over two decades of experience rocking diverse audiences.

Read on to learn more about Sekou Andrews.
NAEP has scholarship money for you to advance your professional development, along with money for college for your son or daughter. Read on to learn more and apply.
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.
Learn more
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Supplier Diversity
  
The Supplier Diversity Institute will be divided into two educational tracks based on your level of experience. Read on to see which tier is right for you.
NAEP Exchange Question of the Month
  
Our question of the month focuses on records retention policies. What is your retention time for various purchasing documents?
Sustainability
Colby College in Maine highlights their LEED Platinum certification for Grossman Hall and a SITES certification for its outdoor competition center.