IT procurement within a Government setting can be a difficult and frustrating process that often proves to be an innovation stopper. When an efficient process is implemented, the link between government and vendors can be created that provides cost savings while acquiring the latest technology.
Below is an article from statetechmagazine.com that provides advice that can help speed up reforms and create a more collaborative procurement environment. After reading the article give us a call at SpendBridge so we can assist you in your partnership with Government to implement a procurement process to best meet your needs.
Source: statetechmagazine.com | Re-Post SpendBridge 2/1/2018
For state and local governments, IT procurement can be a difficult and frustrating process that often proves to be an innovation roadblock — or at least a speed bump. When the process is streamlined appropriately, however, it can be a critical link between vendors and governments, ensuring new technologies are rolled out effectively in the public sphere.
While some states, such as Ohio, have managed to revolutionize this process to make it quicker and more inclusive for smaller vendors, procurement overhaul is no simple matter.
To help smooth IT reform, however, a new report by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), is hoping to lay out strategies for change. The report, State IT Procurement Negotiations: Working Together to Reform and Transform, released earlier this year, urges collaboration and teamwork and lays out 18 recommendations for change.
Here are the top three pieces of advice from the report that can help fast-forward reforms and create a more collaborative procurement environment: