NAEP Pulse
Professional Development
Interesting fact: five generations of humans now power the work force. More than at any other time in history. Sound like trouble? Not necessarily. With insight and understanding, managers can easily and successfully navigate waters that could instead get choppy. From the fall issue of Educational Procurement Journal.
You’ve worked hard to negotiate a great contract or perhaps you found an excellent cooperative solution. Way to go! The hard part is done, right? Wrong! You’re only half-way there! Now it’s time for the “Who”, “What”, “Where”, “When” and “How”. Sign up for our next webinar on November 14th.
  
NAEP recently launched our new learning management system, FUSION Education Portal. The portal includes recorded webinar courses along with upcoming live webinars. If you missed the webinar, “Leveraging the Procurement Function as a Key Tool to Advance Mission and Goals”, now you can watch it at your convenience. Log into FUSION with your NAEP website login and click "On-Demand Courses". Scroll to the webinar to watch, download the various course materials and handouts and earn continuing education credit.
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 looking forward to our future and we need great leaders like you to meet the challenges facing higher education procurement and turn them into opportunities.
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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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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Supplier Diversity
From the fall issue of the magazine, our Rhodes To Transformation columnist Valerie Rhodes-Sorrelle, MPA, C.P.M., Grand Valley State University, talks about partnerships: how we go about building them and why they are so important to our institutions.
NAEP Exchange Question of the Month
  
Our question this month is asking about competitive bid limits. What is your required limit to solicit competitive bids?
Sustainability
On Friday, September 20, AASHE staff supported the Global Climate Strike, a movement led by youth leaders from around the globe to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and bring attention to the climate crisis, by participating in demonstrations. Read on to see pictures of the various events. This link will take you to the AASHE website.