It's no secret that government agencies in every state are looking for ways to reduce overall spending while protecting essential citizen services. For most, procurement reform is a key component in this equation. On this online forum, GOVERNING editorial staff will lead an in-depth discussion on procurement reform strategies that can have a big impact on your bottom line. By utilizing new tools and establishing best practices, procurement reform can make your state, city or agency into a smarter buyer.
Leaders in procurement reform from four states - Georgia, Virginia, Minnesota and Wisconsin - will share best practices from their agencies' successful procurement reform efforts.
To the south, Georgia and Virginia have enhanced their procurement systems to optimize savings and spending potential by adopting e-procurement tools and emulating successful procedures from the private sector. To the north, Minnesota and Wisconsin have made groundbreaking strides in procurement reform by sharing resources, consolidating services and pursuing joint contracts.
Join GOVERNING editorial staff and procurement reform leaders from across the country on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT for a live, interactive online forum on this critical topic.
This in-depth discussion will focus on:
Assistant Director, Materials Management Division
Dept. of Administration, State of Minnesota
Procurement Bureau Director
Dept. of Administration, State of Wisconsin
Director, Division of Purchases and Supply
Dept. of General Services, Commonwealth of Virginia
Assistant Commissioner of Procurement
State of Georgia
Director of Purchasing, Dept. of Corrections
State of Georgia
Tod Newcombe (moderator)