Are you new to the Procurement Excellence Network but aren't sure how to take advantage of everything we have to offer? We love getting to know new members and showing […]
Actively managing contracts is a crucial technique that helps your government improve the quality of goods it procures and services it provides to residents. Without strong contract management practices, you […]
The Procurement Excellence Network (PEN) is turning one year old! With your support, we have grown to over 1,000 members from across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. We have […]
APPLICATION CLOSED: BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR FUTURE BOOTCAMP OPPORTUNITIES. Are you looking to design and implement a vendor survey to understand challenges that businesses — especially small and […]
Are you struggling with how to address an overly administrative, confusing, and lengthy contracting process? If so, join us for a training session on process mapping. Process mapping is an excellent first step toward cutting down cycle times and engaging members across different departments to jumpstart procurement reform. This training will cover the mechanics of process mapping and how it can be an asset to your procurement transformation efforts. We will share tips for beginning process mapping and include sample slides you can use for your own process mapping.
Feeling overwhelmed by the number of low-stake solicitations your central purchasing team has to review? Receiving complaints from department partners that your formal purchasing process is slowing them down? One […]
In many governments, procurement is undervalued or misunderstood by leadership, leading to purchasing offices that are overworked, under-resourced, and underutilized. In a government where procurement is elevated, valued, and properly […]
Do you want to diversify your vendor pool but are unsure where to start? Are you struggling to meaningfully move the needle on the number of contracts and dollars going to diverse, small, or local firms? In many cases, governments aren’t issuing contracting opportunities that small, local, firms and those led by women or people of color can reasonably bid on due to the sheer size of the contract. Breaking large contracts apart into smaller scopes of work is a promising practice to make opportunities available to firms who otherwise wouldn’t be able to compete. However, this strategy can encounter resistance from contract managers because of the additional work involved in being responsible for more contracts. In this training, we’ll cover the basics of unbundling, how to prioritize contracts for unbundling, and best practices for successful contract management.
La Red de Excelencia en Adquisiciones es una comunidad para el personal gubernamental que entiende la contratación pública como una herramienta estratégica para mejorar la calidad de vida de los […]
A Rede de Excelência em Compras Públicas é uma comunidade para profissionais atuando no setor público que acreditem na importância estratégica da área de compras públicas para a melhoria da […]