Making the case for collaboration in procurement at the Code for America Summit
We know public procurement isn’t always a fun topic. Indeed, for many public employees and suppliers, procurement can feel like a four-letter word.
But procurement is an essential lever for making government work better for public staff, businesses, and taxpayers across the country.
Watch our keynote to learn more about:
- Why purchasing matters (11:28)
- How procurement works at the local level (13:13) — and don’t miss Annie’s procurement Macarena (15:56)
- How collaboration can improve procurement (17:56)
- An overview of cooperative purchasing (18:26)
- Things you can do to make purchasing more collaborative, today, without changing rules or regulations (24:46)
Join us in making public procurement more collaborative:
We’re excited to be part of a growing group of public servants and suppliers working together to make procurement better. We hope you’ll join us:
- Use CoProcure to search for cooperative contracts from national and regional cooperatives, states, and local agencies — for free!
- Add your contracts to our database. Contribute your data to let other government agencies leverage the work you’ve already done.
- Include cooperative purchasing language as a default in your bid solicitations and contracts. We can help you get started — just send us a note at email@example.com.
- Join our team! Our mission-driven, Oakland CA-based, venture-backed startup is hiring. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us what you can do and why you’d like to use those skills at CoProcure.
Annie Teav is a Strategic Sourcing Contracts Administrator for Multnomah County, Oregon’s most populous county. In her spare time, she helps public buyers across the Portland Metro area collaborate on purchasing through a local chapter of the National Institute for Government Purchasing.