NAEP Pulse
Professional Development
Written by Luann Heath, CPPB, from the University of Colorado and recently published in EPJ. It's something we may already know, but it bears repeating: strategic sourcing is definitely different than Uncle Jerry's conventional approach to procurement.
In procurement, we often look at issues through a problem-solving lens, but what about exploratory discussions that have no concrete solution? 
Join us at NAEP 2019 for a thoughtful panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in the higher ed supply chain. You will walk away with insights that relate to you and your work.
True Cost of Your Paper RFP Process
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
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.
The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is conducting research on issues within the procurement profession and the value of credentials for procurement professionals. This research is being conducted by Association Laboratory (AL), an independent research organization under contract with UPPCC.

You may have seen this survey through other organizations in which you belong. NAEP is helping UPPCC to share this survey and we encourage you to complete it. The survey will remain open through March 8th.
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
Veronica Cook-Euell from Kent State University will present "Supplier Diversity Demand Control Schema in Strategic Decision Making" in Tier II of the Supplier Diversity Institute. Get to know her and then plan to attend her session in Kansas City.
NAEP Exchange Question of the Month
Our question this month is searching for RFP samples for both comprehensive training and conduct management programs.