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Interested Vendors

Vendors interested in 1GPA should regularly check the 1GPA Current Solicitations Page and be sure that you have properly registered with Public Purchase. Please register directly with Public Purchase to receive notification of our solicitations. As a registered vendor, you will receive email notification of future proposal opportunities for the commodity categories selected in your registration.







Industry Insights*

Hybrid Cloud Boosts Enterprise Agility for State and Local Governments
StateTech
Blending private and public cloud technologies gives government agencies the best of both worlds, offering flexibility and security. As recently as 2016, some state and local governments were quite cautious about taking a hybrid cloud approach using both private and public cloud technologies.
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How Procurement Best Practices Are Stifling Innovation - And What to Do About It
Spend Matters
Executives at a large, Midwestern consumer company had an expensive habit: they engaged consulting firms for both strategic advice and support during implementation. Their relationship with at least three of the big consultancies was strong and solid from the top down.
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How Can Procurement Find Savings When Commodity Prices Are Going Up, Up, Up?
Spend Matters
While going through questions that our readers have sent us, we came across one regarding how and where procurement practitioners can find savings when commodity prices are going up. The reader, a senior procurement manager, had noted that procurement’s primary task of finding savings is becoming difficult.
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*Articles in this section are chosen from a variety of news sources. Clicking on them will take you to the author's website. An article's inclusion here does not necessarily imply 1GPA endorses, verifies or supports the content or opinion of the article.


Upcoming Events

Oct. 10 - Oct. 11 TASBO Operations & Facility Masters Conference
San Marcos, TX
Oct. 10 - Oct. 12 Texas Municipal League Annual Conference and Expo
Fort Worth, TX
Oct. 10 - Oct. 12 ALAS Conference
San Diego, CA
Oct. 18 AZ NIGP Vendor Expo
Mesa, AZ
Oct. 21 -Oct. 22 ASA Fall Superintendency/Higher Ed. Conference
Sedona, AZ
Oct. 24 - Oct. 26 Texas Charter School Conference
Houston, TX
Nov. 28 City of El Paso Cooperative Purchasing Expo
El Paso, TX
Dec. 4 - Dec. 7 Arizona Association of Counties
Chandler, AZ



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