NAEP Pulse
Professional Development
  
From the May issue of NACUBO's Business Officer magazine comes an insightful look at how institutions are employing strategies for procurement officers to actively advance campus missions, values, and goals. 
 
Several NAEP thought leaders were interviewed for this article. Whether you are at a big school or small one, procurement is moving from tactical to strategic. Do the business officers at your institution value your procurement department?
  
As team sports take a quick break, now is the time to give your athletic facilities a deep cleaning. Germs and grime never take time off. Find out what’s lurking in your gyms, training centers and locker rooms and how to get rid of dirt and those pesky microbes. You’ll create a healthier environment that greets student athletes when they return in a few months.
The future impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) on society and the labor force have been studied and reported extensively. In a recent book, AI Superpowers, Kai-Fu Lee, former president of Google China, wrote that 40-50% of current jobs will be technically and economically viable with AI and automation over the next 15 years.
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
Higher Education procurement is steadily moving away from tactical sourcing and instead taking a strategic approach. Whether you are a from a small college or large university, this webinar explained six pillars that help you move away from short-term, transactional buying and instead have a plan in place that allows you to be smarter, more strategic, while maximizing the value of spend with your most critical suppliers.
Take a break from budgeting and put these two upcoming June webinars on your calendar.
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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NAEP Exchange Question of the Month
  
Our question this month deals with transit bus leasing.
Sustainability
  
From the AASHE blog, Jim Walker, Director of Sustainability, University of Texas at Austin discussed the sustainable programs on campus and how they collaborate with the City of Austin.