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Evolving Procurement Through Technology, Diversity, and Cooperative Purchasing
In episode 16 of the Public Procurement Leaders podcasts, Tammy Rimes, career procurement officer for the City of San Diego, talks about the evolution of procurement as she has witnessed it. She explains how tech has affected everything you buy now – goods are not as simple as they once were. Her advice is to really know your vendors and to go out and really get to know your customers. She also talks about changes in processes and in people, and the trends she sees on the horizon. Well worth a listen – here.
New Resources Available for Government Buyers on GovShop
GovShop helps you find relevant suppliers faster so you can do your best market research. Resources include a collection of videos to help you get started on GovShop, information on upcoming webinars, and access to Public Spend Forum's Market Intelligence Library. Use these tools to assist you on your journey, here.
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