Our new NCPP website is to be unveiled during first week of January 2021. You can take a sneak peak by visiting our website today. Tied into our newly upgraded membership database, this website will allow for easier sign-ups for webinars and educational events as well as an improved annual membership renewal process. Featuring updated content, photos, and videos, the site debuts our member logos which are linked directly to your websites. Stay tuned for new features and highlights as the roll-out continues into 2021!
2021 CAPPO Conference
If your company is attending and exhibiting at the upcoming California Association of Public Purchasing Officials (CAPPO) virtual conference, NCPP is taking the lead on two presentations:
Cooperative Procurement Best Practices and Strategies with a 360 view of cooperative procurement
January 4, 2021
How to Navigate the Maze of Government, click below to download a copy of the flyer
January 5, 2021
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The Legislative Advocacy Working Group, made up of members from NCPP Cooperative Procurement and Strategic Supplier partners, is active in monitoring legislation across all 50 states. Every week, each member receives legislative updates from the association's subscription to FOCUS, which tracks new and pending legislation regarding government procurement. This past week, FOCUS released its 2021 Legislative Review/Preview Report, which analyzes the most pressing issues that states will face in 2021, including technology, taxes, consumer privacy, and budgets.
Recently, our working group penned a letter of recommendation to New York's Governor Cuomo regarding that state's law regarding the use of cooperative contracts with the NCPP Board's approval. Unless extended, the upcoming expiration deadline of July 2021 will automatically repeal the ability of political subdivisions to use cooperative contracts. Initially allowing the use of cooperative contracts in 2012, the law has been extended on three occurrences—two years each time. NCPP's letter requests an extension of the impending timeline. As an association, this legislative advocacy move supports NCPP's primary mission to support all stakeholders in leveraging and utilizing a cooperative procurement strategy to best serve the public good.
Whew....2020 is Almost Over!
Full of Challenges and Accomplishments
This past year has definitely been filled with challenges. Despite the move to shelter in place and converting to virtual working environments, NCPP continued to accomplish a great deal to benefit our members and expand the education and use of cooperative contracts. Since this year has been a bit of a blur at times, here are a few highlights we want to share:
Sponsorship of the first-ever Cooperative Track (five dedicated sessions) during NIGP Forum, the largest US procurement conference, as well as in-person participation at California Association of Public Purchasing Officials (CAPPO) conference and Texas NIGP Chapter, where hundreds of Roadmaps were distributed with member logos.
Six articles on cooperative procurement, including success stories from NCPP Cooperative Procurement Partners and Strategic Supplier Partners, were published in American City & County, Procure Rising, The Municipal, and Government Procurement magazines.
Creation of a new Canadaian-focused webpage, including new Roadmap to a Group Buying Strategy and Best Practices for Group Purchasing Organisations guideline.
Executive Director Tammy Rimes offered a special "How to Navigate the Maze of Government During COVID-19" in the summer for Strategic Supplier members—14 companies took advantage of this virtual training!
NCPP sponsored and served as the opening emcee at the annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award ceremony hosted by the National Procurement Institute celebrating the excellence of 188 awarded agencies.
Creation and production of three cooperative procurement webinars, "Have You Thought of Everything?", "Emergency Purchasing During COVID-19", and "Who Moved My Office" with hundreds of procurement attendees.
New NCPP website is being developed during month of December to be debuted during first week of January 2021.
In February of 2021, NCPP will offer its annual "How to Navigate Government" webinar with a panel of former procurement managers. This webinar is exclusive to NCPP Cooperative Procurement, Strategic Supplier, and Affiliate partners. There is no limit to the number of team members who want to attend—it's part of your membership benefits!
Thanks to our NCPP members for supporting best practices in cooperative
procurement and education for public procurement professionals.