Making It Easier for Public Fleets to Adopt Use of Alternative Fuel Vehicles

So long as state and local governments are willing to get creative with funding mechanisms, a two-to-three year return on investment is easily attainable, National Association of Regional Councils environment committee members discussed on Monday.

Trump’s Infrastructure Ambitions Could Be a Boon for Slow SLED Purchasing

But any new policies will take several quarters to reverberate in state and local agencies’ procurement.

Navigator Award Finalist: Jennifer Saha and Team, CompTIA

Engaging vendors to reverse the trend of waning procurement in many states.

Procurement Partnerships Yield More State and Local Bids

Soliciting vendor input prior to an RFP can go a long way, according to a recently released Onvia survey.

Life After State Procurement Reform

As Texas found, agencies can be cautious of new purchasing rules.

Tennessee’s Procurement for Marketing and Advertising Sets a New Standard

Tennessee’s four-tiered procurement method helped bring in an estimated $1 billion in increased tourism spending and could be used by any state willing to step away from traditional Request for Proposal models.

State CIOs Must Be ‘Resource Managers’ Throughout the Procurement Process

A panel of experts talked procurement reform at NASCIO’s midyear conference in Baltimore.

Pittsburgh Will Give Civic Startups a Chance to Pilot Projects With City Departments

“It's pretty exciting to be able to open the doors up . . . And to really be asking the question of startups: How can we work together?” says the city’s innovation chief.

Efforts to Streamline State Purchasing Systems Should be Encouraged

What can states do to modernize the way they buy goods and services? Here are the recommendations and best practices from the National Association of State Procurement Officials.

Virginia’s New IT Procurement Vehicle Paves the Way for the ‘Internet of Things’

Agency flexibility from the state to local levels is key to adopting new technologies and attracting a younger workforce, says Verizon’s Maggie Hallbach.

Philadelphia Embraces ‘Reverse Auction’ Plan to Improve Procurement

The city is accepting proposals through April 1 for an electronic bidding tool.

SLED Market On Pace for Modest Procurement Growth in 2016 Thanks to Smart Cities

Investment in smart infrastructure will fuel increased bids and RFPs, according to business intelligence firm Onvia.

Emergency Management Lessons Learned From the San Bernardino Attack

Social media helped spread misinformation during the crisis, necessitating the establishment of points of contact.

Denver’s Path to Integrating Enterprise Content and Business Process Management

The Mile High City has been seeking a unified, cost-saving IT strategy since 2005.

Where State and Local Governments Should Focus Their 2016 Efforts

Balancing partnerships among three critical areas is a must, according to a new Onvia report.

Local Government Contracting Opportunities Are Rebounding

Cooperative purchasing is still gaining steam, but IT purchases are making up for bid and RFP losses elsewhere, according to a new third quarter report.

Green Purchasing: What Is New and Does It Really Make a Difference?

A Q&A with Christine Warnock, strategic business initiatives manager for the State of Washington.

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