NAEP Pulse
Professional Development
  
In this issue of the Pulse, we highlight several educational sessions that will be presented at the Annual Meeting in Kansas City this April. We have invited the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division to talk about how to detect antitrust crimes as a potential victim.
An institution’s lifeblood is its policies. Policies govern all-important aspects of mission accomplishment.
Procurement’s role is one of service, but perhaps more importantly procurement saves
the institution through its successes in encouraging and enforcing compliance. Written by Lorri Kissell and originally published in the summer 2016 issue of EPJ, it's just as relevant today.
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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Association News
NAEP is pleased to offer scholarships for our members! If you have a daughter or a son in college or a trade school, have them apply for a scholarship. Additionally, if you work for a small school, we have a scholarship for you to continue your professional development. 
Are you or your teammates doing exceptional work? Do you want to recognize a colleague for their outstanding work on your campus or to the procurement world in general? Nominate them for a national award from NAEP to give them the recognition they deserve.
  
It's cold out there! Join us in a fun content and show off your campus in winter. Just wait for it to warm up a bit.
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
  
No matter where your level of involvement or experience with supplier diversity programs on your campus, our 2019 Supplier Diversity program committee put together expertly crafted educational sessions to meet your needs. 
NAEP Exchange Question of the Month
  
Our question of the month is asking for sample RFPs for internal auditing services. Do you have an RFP or any insights to share?
 
Sustainability
 
As many practitioners in the sustainability field can relate, there is no typical work day.
Bentley University's Assistant Director of Sustainability was recently featured in AASHE sharing how she advances sustainability at an institution that primarily focuses on business, accounting and finance. Read on to read about the Food for Free program at Bentley.