Speaker's Bureau debuted in early 2019. In November, a special outreach effort was extended to all NIGP chapters and NAEP regions, as well as national conferences, to offer presentations on cooperative procurement in 2020.
The responses are coming in, and so far, commitments have already been made in Florida, New York, Oregon, Texas and the national NAEP conference in Nashville. One of the ways that NCPP supports your sales team is to educate public procurement professionals with stellar educational content. With greater understanding and education of cooperative procurement, the use of these contracts will rise!
NCPP will be actively exhibiting, presenting, and/or attending upcoming national and state-wide conferences. If your team will also be attending, let's connect so NCPP can support your activities!
California Association of Public Procurement Officials
February - San Diego
National Association of Educational Procurement
April - Nashville
Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials
May - Orlando
The Institute for Public Procurement
August - Chicago
National Purchasing Institute
October - Atlanta
Legislative Advocacy Working Group in Action!
Pictured from left to right, Ruth Whitney, Meghan Loper,
Bill Otto, Leslie Hafner
The NCPP Legislative Advocacy Working Group monitors and actively opposes or supports legislation that may affect cooperative procurement across the country. Part of its advocacy efforts include educating legislators, lobbyists and other industries about cooperative procurement.
Bill Otto from Sourcewell and Leslie Hafner from OMNIA Partners recently presented on a panel to discuss cooperative purchasing policy, and government affairs issues relevant in that area. Together, they led a conversation on the policy issues and legislation the cooperative purchasing industry faces, the policies that allow this contracting methodology to exist, and the laws that govern how cooperative purchasing contract users access these contracts.
The Advocacy Group is lobbyist, public affairs, and government relations network spanning all 50 states, Congress, and in a handful of other countries. The Advocacy Group is made up of government relations professionals and firms, one from each state (and Canada) that go through a vetting process to be specifically invited to join The Advocacy Group. They provide coordinated, tailored and results oriented solutions for government relations and public affairs needs that cooperatives and vendors like us can work with, without having to do the work of finding and vetting potential representation. The Annual Group Meeting allows all members to hear from various speakers in the government relations field on policy issues.
NCPP will be hosting our exclusive webinar entitled "How to Navigate the Maze of Government." Led by Executive Director Tammy Rimes, who will share insights as a former Purchasing Agent, as well as a panel of experts and former CPOs to answer online questions, it provides workable takeaways with real "do's" and "don'ts" when meeting with government procurement teams. Discover 2020 trends and ways to further leverage your cooperative contract.
If you are interested in participating, send an email to email@example.com to be provided with a sign-up link. Free unlimited participation for NCPP Cooperative Partners, Strategic Supplier Partners, and Affiliate Partners!
Thanks to our NCPP Partners for supporting best practices in cooperative
procurement and supporting educational content for public procurement professionals.