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Professional Development
  
Building your leadership skills and capabilities can add value to your career and to your procurement department. Take charge of your career development. 
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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There is a lot of data out there. Are you using the right data sets? Do you even know where to start? NAEP, in conjunction with E&I Cooperative Services, developed an Analytics Institute to help those struggling with these questions and more.
In response to a survey on the needs of seasoned sustainability professionals, this extended session at the AASHE Conference & Expo will focus on how sustainability staff can form mutually beneficial relationships with procurement officers, gain a greater understanding of the procurement process and leverage procurement strategies to advance sustainability initiatives. This session is organized by members of AASHE’s Advisory Council in collaboration with the NAEP. It will be facilitated by Rosey Murton, CPPO, CPPB, Florida State University and Kimberly Watson, C.P.M., University of Maryland.
 
Participation is limited so interested attendees must apply to attend. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, but early applicants have the best chances of acceptance
Association News
  
Monday, September 30th is the last day to submit your presentation idea for the NAEP 2020 Annual Meeting. Share your procurement best practices and your successful case studies. Procurement is a collaborative world and we all want to hear your song!
Your strategic partner for cooperative public procurement solutions
NASPO ValuePoint
NASPO ValuePoint is the cooperative contracting arm of the National Association of State Procurement Officials. ValuePoint facilitates administration of the NASPO cooperative group contracting consortium of state Chief Procurement Officials for the benefit of state departments, institutions, agencies, and political subdivisions; as well as other eligible entities including cities, counties, special districts, community colleges, universities, and some quasi-governmental and nonprofit organizations.
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Campuses count on you and us
Sourcewell
Sourcewell is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. We are driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities. Join 50,000 Sourcewell members who gain peace of mind and more time in their day by using our contracted vendors. We are your government source for more than 325 cooperative purchasing contracts.
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NAEP Exchange Question of the Month
  
Our question this month is asking about employee verification providers for recent graduates. Are you able to share your insights?