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Cooperative Purchasing Webinars

NEW WEBINAR SERIES ANNOUNCED - Sign-Ups begin on August 22nd!

 Whether you are new to procurement, or thought you already knew everything about cooperative purchasing, tune in to discover new insights from public procurement leaders through this special 3-part series of webinars. Each webinar qualifies for one hour of continuing education credit.

In our fast-paced procurement world driven by customer demands, these sessions will offer real solutions and approaches to move from a reactive stance to a more proactive approach. Understand how to create a cooperative strategy and leverage those contracts to your advantage. Learn from those who are active in the procurement world - our diverse panel of experts will share their in-depth knowledge and anecdotes for successfully utilizing cooperative contracts.


Join one or all three – each webinar is unique with a perspective and approach to creating a cooperative strategy, while highlighting distinctive perspectives from our guest panelists.

Moderator for 3-Part Webinar Series: Tammy Rimes, MPA, Former Purchasing Agent for the City of San Diego and Procurement Consultant



Climbing the Procurement Pathway: Taking the Road Less Traveled

Construction Zone: Enter at NO Risk (Hard Hats are Optional!)


September 20, 2:00pm EST


Using cooperative contracts for commodities has long been a proven method of procurement. But when it comes to construction and installation services, it can get a bit more complex. For a construction contract, how do you implement requirements, like using local contractors, ensuring a prevailing wage, or maintaining adherence to your own public works codes and regulations? When purchasing a commodity that requires installation, how do you handle the services that go along with it? Hike this less traveled path to discover those nuances, and learn from public agency experts who have used this type of contracting successfully.

The Straight and Narrow Path, Where No Corners Can Be Cut!
November 8, 2:00pm EST


Procurement professionals often understand the benefits and advantages of cooperative procurement. But what happens when you need to educate your city council, board or other non-procurement leaders on the concept? Is it time to update your legislative policies or procurement manual with the latest language?  Discover how to raise your peers’ and leaders’ cooperative procurement acumen and awareness through case studies, current data and best practices.  Hear from legal experts and procurement leaders who have walked in your shoes – and succeeded! 

Strategic is as Strategic does: Walking the Walk!
January 17, 2:00pm EST


Most agencies “piggyback” on cooperative or other government contracts for some of their contracting needs. But does your agency have a cooperative strategy? Have you calculated the percentage of spend going through cooperatives?  Have you reviewed the potential of bundling purchases to drive savings? Is there a component to incorporate small, MBE or WBE business participation? Do you already have emergency contracts in place? Using cooperatives is an option, but do you have a real plan? By means of the “Road Map to a Cooperative Procurement Strategy,” gain insight from procurement leaders on how a good strategy works for their agency.





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