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Annual NCPP Networking Event
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Sun, August 25; 6:30 pm

After the exhibitor hall closes during NIGP Forum in Austin, NCPP partners are invited to an exclusive networking event. Invitations will soon be sent to the "who's who" of public procurement, and can only be attended by our NCPP Cooperative, Strategic Supplier and Affiliate members. 

More details will follow in June with a "Save the Date" invitation.
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Cooperative Purchasing for State of Idaho - Door just opened!

The Idaho Public Purchasing Association included NCPP on their activities in pursuing the ability to use cooperative contract within their state. Our Legislative Advocacy working group reviewed their legislation over a year ago prior to introduction in last year's legislation session. Changes were made to their procurement code, but unfortunately, the cooperative procurement language was left out.

Round Two in 2019, and legislation was approved and becomes effective on 7/1/2019. It repealed the old statute that was very restrictive and replaced it with a statute that allows for any cooperative that awards contracts based on a competitive solicitation and compliance with Idaho bid laws (see attached bill). The bill passed unanimously in both the house and senate without a dissenting vote.

Mark Your Calendar - October 29th Statewide Reverse Vendor Trade Show with theme of "Collaborate, Cooperate, and Communicate." To be held at the Boise convention center, NCPP Executive Director Tammy Rimes serves as keynote speaker with the focus on cooperative procurement. NCPP Road Maps with your company logo will be distributed to attendees.

HOT OFF THE PRESS - State of Washington Legislative Update!

Effective July 28, 2019, instead the original agency award of a cooperative contract having to comply with the state's notice requirements, it has been updated that such award must be consistent with that state's bid laws. This change, signed by the Governor, will provide much greater clarity to all public agencies in the state, and new authority for some counties, special districts, and small cities.   
Newly Released Public Procurement Report
Cooperative Procurement Makes the Top 5 Ranking
The former public chief procurement officials at consulting firm Government Sourcing Solutions (GSS) meet with hundreds of senior government procurement officials across the country. In those meetings, the GSS team hear about issues with the procurement community. GSS publishes an analysis of these trends in The Public Procurement Report ( April 2019 issue).

According to Nicole Smith, Senior Director of Research, "Cooperative Purchasing is consistently a top-5 issue cited by senior procurement officials and the impact of cooperative purchasing on procurement seems to be growing. In our latest six-month reporting period, cooperative purchasing was the #3 issue noted in GSS' meetings (up from #5 in the previous 6-month reporting period). In fact, Cooperative Purchasing has been a top-5 issue in every report we have published."
Thanks to our NCPP members for supporting best practices in cooperative 
procurement and the production of unique educational materials for public procurement professionals.

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