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cooperative purchasing

Is a Cooperative “Program” Really Necessary?

The secret is out. The beans have been spilled. The emperor has no clothes. At least, that’s what a recent blog post from Mariel Reed, CEO of CoProcure, and the 2019 launch of the contract exchange site PPEx by cooperative industry veterans, Steve Hamill and Dave Trudnowski suggests to me. Like the boy who states...
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Grasping the Grail of Cooperative Program Differentiation

Twenty years ago, when national cooperatives[1] were just starting to form and piggybacking contracts and participating addenda were being added to the procurement professional’s toolbox, there was a compelling value proposition that promised these cooperatives’ customers (“members”) great savings of time, effort and the greatest reductions in overall cost. Whether real or perceived, savings across...
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Cooperative Contracts, Amazon-ification & Order Optimization

The second in a series of articles exploring public sector cooperative contracting practices, the organizations that make up the cooperative ecosystem, and the strategies and resources that realize maximum value outcomes.  RECAP:  “What is a Public Purchasing Cooperative?”, the first article in this series, spoke to the general nature of coops and the significant government...
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What is a Public Sector Purchasing Cooperative?

The first in a series of articles exploring public sector cooperative contracting practices, the organizations that make up the cooperative ecosystem, and the strategies and resources that realize maximum value outcomes. If you’re new to the world of government contracting, whether as a government official or a supplier, it won’t be long before you trip...
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Smart Strategies to Manage the Costs of College Education

The rising cost of a college education isn’t just a concern for parents and students, it’s an issue that preoccupies college administrators too. To control rising tuition, college administrators focus on managing operating costs to mitigate significant tuition increases while still being able to offer students the educational and social experiences they expect from college...
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