As part of educational outreach, NCPP regularly contributes articles and participates in interviews related to cooperative procurement. Just a few recent educational efforts include:
Interview with GFX Fleet magazine highlighting new trends in procurement. The discussion included specific suggestions for Fleet directors such as financing equipment purchases, leasing or renting heavy equipment in addition to purchasing, considering sustainability options and leveraging surplus property experts. Article to be published in May 2021.
ISM presentation to both private and public procurement professionals for annual conference with goal to introduce cooperative purchasing as contracting option.
CASBO virtual presentation, Cooperative Procurement Three Sides to the Story, featuring Sourcewell, Staples and a public procurement professional.
Open to both NCPP members and non-members. Please note that you must be logged in to access webinar registration. Reach out to email@example.com with any questions or assistance in registering - only $99.
Latest NCPP Legislative Activities for Cooperative Procurement
NCPP's Legislative Advocacy monitors, supports or opposes legislation that affects cooperative procurement.
See latest activities below:
Testifying before the House Public Education Committee for the Texas legislature, NCPP Executive Director went on the official record to support HB1496. The proposed new language will clarify the responsibilities for school districts related to reporting costs associated with using cooperative contracts. There has been confusion as to whether to report the fees between coops and suppliers - a transaction between two private entities. The new language will only require the reporting of direct fees paid by school districts.
NCPP sent two letters of support for the State of New York to extend the deadline for using cooperative contracting for political subdivisions. Without this extension, the allowance would end in July 2021 - it has now been approved as part of the Governor's budget to July 2023.
There is ongoing proposed legislation in Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Mississippi, Montana and Oklahoma that is being monitored as well . NCPP will share updates as part of future NCPP INSIDE Scoop newsletters.
For more updates, check out the latest April FOCUS report - only available to NCPP members.
Thanks to our NCPP Cooperative Partners for supporting best practices in cooperative procurement and education for public procurement professionals.