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4 Reasons to Review a Supplier on Procurated, as Told by Real Procurated Users
Over the last few weeks, the Procurated team has touched base with several users to learn more about why they contribute supplier reviews. We’ve...
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Building Dynamic Tools and Platforms for Public Purchasers w/ Becca Moran
Becca Moran joined Procurated in 2019 as one of the company's first key hires, and since then she has grown the platform and core technology that...
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Procurement Concierge Program in Nebraska | Interview with Doug Carlson, Chief Procurement Officer
Getting to Know the Procurement Concierge Program in Nebraska
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Procurement Concierge Program in Nebraska | Interview with Program Participant Kione Lowe
Interview with Nebraska Procurement Concierge Program participant Kione Lowe
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Improving Farm-to-School Accessibility for K-12 w/ FoodCorps' Jillian Dy
Throughout this episode Jillian does a great job of covering everything from the high-level policy topics that drive a lot of rules and outcomes,...
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How to Search for Suppliers on Procurated
In this 3 minute video, you'll learn how to execute the two primary functions of supplier search.
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Celebrating Women's History Month on Decisions That Matter Podcast
As we near the end of Women's History Month, let's look back on all of the incredible female guests we've learned from in the past year.
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Winter 2021 Procurement Trends Survey Results
In February of 2021, our team reached out to procurement officials across state and local governments, higher education, non-profits, and...
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3 Learning Lessons from North Carolina's Successful Supplier Diversity Program
Making North Carolina’s historically underutilized businesses (HUB) department one of the best in the country required a consistent drive and...
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Creating a Thriving HUB Program w/ North Carolina's Tammie Hall
On this episode of Decisions That Matter, a Procurated podcast, co-hosts Alex Stonehouse and Bernadette Launi meet with North Carolina's Tammie...
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Procurated FAQs
We gathered the questions we receive most frequently from new Procurated users and answered them, all in one place.
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The Biggest Trends in Procurement in 2021 So Far w/ Jason Soza, CPPO, CSSBB
Former Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of the State of Alaska, Jason Soza, joined the podcast today to discuss the current trends and issues facing...
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Reopening Public Schools, Managing Inventory, and Implementing eBidding
Together, Dave Pelletier and Kara Daniel share their stories from the last year, including details on topics like implementing an e-bidding system,...
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How To Use Candid Supplier Ratings During the Reference Process
Formal reference checks are required in many jurisdictions, but you can supplement before those calls with candid reviews.
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Building Procurement-centric Technology: An Interview with Becca Moran
Becca Moran, Sr. Director of Product Management at Procurated, shares how feedback from procurement professionals has helped shape the Procurated...
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Gordian's Bill Pollak Discusses Adaptation to Virtual Solutions and the Future of AI in Contracting
As the public procurement landscape has evolved over the past 30 years, Gordian has been able to adapt its offering to best serve governments,...
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Using Data and Analytics to Make Better Decisions w/ Andrew MacDowell
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Building Deeper Supplier Relationships in 2021
Lasting supplier relationships are essential in successful procurement departments.
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How to build more strategic relationships with suppliers using peer reviews
Here are three specific ways peer reviews can add value to your relationship with a new or current supplier.
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4 Questions to Ask Yourself before Reviewing a Supplier
Director of Marketing Alex Stonehouse shares tips for selecting a supplier to review on Procurated.
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How Women Can Advance in Government and Conquer Imposter Syndrome w/ Brooke Smith
Murray City, Utah City Recorder Brooke Smith for a discussion about women in government, advancing their careers through education and mentorship,...
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2020 in Review: 10 Best Procurement Resources of the Year
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Gordian’s Dan Cook Sits Down with David Yarkin to Discuss Job Order Contracting, Establishing Lasting Government-Supplier Relationships, and More.
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The Data, Technology, and Relationships that Drive Job Order Contracting w/ Dan Cook
From construction planning and building to facility operations, Gordian empowers their customers to overcome business challenges by delivering...
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5 Considerations to Make Besides Price in a Best Value Procurement
Access to peer reviews at the beginning of one’s supplier research process gives key insights before the invitation to take place in the RFP even...
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Trust in Procurated
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Community and Innovation in Procurement w/ Genna Gold
Genna Gold, the Director of Partner Engagement & Business Development at Procurated, joined the team after long stints at Yelp and TripAdvisor. On...
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5 Reasons to be Thankful for your Suppliers in 2020
A great supplier is worth being grateful for. As we reflect on 2020, we thought we’d share five reasons Procurated members are thanking their...
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Consistent Communication with Suppliers is Key
On this episode, The Buying Bunch discusses the possible avenues for repairing strained supplier relationships that can occur during an ongoing...
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Efficiency and Integrity: Cornerstones of Procurement
But in a field where process is king, it’s not uncommon for agency partners to associate procurement with "red tape" and "blockers." So what can we...
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Podcast: Curiosity, Creativity, and Strategic Thinking in Procurement
This episode follows a Q&A format with questions from our listeners for our team of former state and local CPOs. The group discusses the importance...
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Podcast: Finding a Mentor & Building a Career in Procurement with Jenn Myers
Jenn Myers, NIGP's 2020 Young Professional of the Year, discusses her start in procurement and the path she took to rise to her current position.
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How to Leave a Review on Procurated
Sick of cherry-picked references that come at the end of the procurement process? Us too. That's why we created Procurated — a private community...
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Fall 2020 Procurement Trends Survey Results
In September 2020, our team reached out to procurement officials across state and local governments, higher education, non-profits, and healthcare...
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How Peer Reviews Can Help Solve These Two Common Procurement Challenges
Whether that poor experience comes from disappointing quality, negative customer service, or failure to deliver on time, negative supplier...
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7 Tips for Creating a Disaster Preparedness Kit
We sat down with Tim Hay, a member of Oregon’s procurement team during this time and several years following, to get an inside look at the state’s...
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Podcast: The Differences Between Higher Ed and State & Local Gov't Procurement, with Judy Smith
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Podcast: Creating Procurement Hurdles, Not Roadblocks with Stacy Gregg
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How Cooperative Purchasing Impacted Pennsylvania's Local Government and Suppliers
Curt Topper, Secretary of the Department of General Services in Pennsylvania, Curt Topper shares the positive outcomes and challenges that have...
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Podcast: Preparedness in Procurement with Tim Hay
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3 Tips for Your Next Supplier Review
When it comes to selecting the best supplier, what kind of statements give buyers actionable insight and information that can be used to make a...
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NIGP Virtual Forum Recap: The Future of Procurement is Partnership
Last week, more than 1,500 procurement professionals gathered virtually for the 75th annual NIGP Forum. In session topics ranging from cornerstone...
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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Reviewing a Supplier
Being specific is one of the key aspects of a great review. Ask yourself one (or many) of these questions to jog your memory of supplier...
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Podcast: eProcurement: The Time for Implementation is Now
On this episode, The Buying Bunch, with over 150 years of combined procurement experience, discusses the immense importance of eProcurement in the...
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5 Reasons to Leave a Review on Procurated
Whether you have worked in procurement for months, years, or decades, chances are your vendor selection process includes the ol’ reference check....
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4 Steps to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Pennsylvania's State Government
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COVID-19 Response Survey Results
In June 2020, our team reached out to procurement officials across state and local governments, higher education, non-profits, and healthcare to...
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Building Company Culture with Jess Einstein
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10 Reasons to Subscribe to the Decisions That Matter Podcast
DTM features in-depth discussions with procurement leaders & SMEs on the the most pressing topics in the public sector.
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Top 5 Procurement Tips for Planning Ahead
Due to the pandemic, planning has taken on an urgency we’ve not seen previously. So what can we do now?
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Podcast: The New Era of Cooperative Purchasing
Listen to The Buying Bunch discuss Cooperative Purchasing in the Coronavirus Era
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Podcast: Introducing LEAN Concepts to State Government
On Episode 18 of Decisions That Matter, we sit down with Curt Topper, the current Pennsylvania Secretary of General Services, a position he has...
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Podcast: Is Teleworking Here to Stay?
What can procurement offices do now to best prepare for the future?
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New Product Feature: Request a Review
The Request Review button helps you get information about suppliers that may not be reviewed on the Procurated platform yet.
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Decisions That Matter Podcast - Episode 6 - COVID Response
Learn from the experiences of six former CPOs.
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Episode 4: "Embrace the 'Why?'" by Jason Soza, an Audio Article
Procurement leaders must embrace the “Why?” along with the ideas and solutions that come with asking the question.
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Episode 3: The Public Procurement Report with Nicole Smith
We cover the key takeaways from the Public Procurement Report with GSS's Nicole Smith.
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Episode 2: Single vs. Multiple Award Procurement with Mike Smith
The former CPO of Illinois, Mike Smith, discusses the key differences between single and multiple award procurement.
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Episode 1: Washington's Cheral Manke, CPPO, CPPB
Listen to Cheral Manke, CPPO, CPPB discuss strategies for increasing innovation and adopting new technologies in procurement.
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Inclusive Procurement and Procurated. It’s in our DNA.
Procurated is using modern technology to help expand opportunities for historically underutilized businesses across America.
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Procurated's Focus on Community, Technology and Data Drives Innovation
Purpose-driven innovation leads to positive outcomes and increased efficiency for procurement professionals.
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The Procurated Promise
You can be completely candid about your experience with suppliers on Procurated.com.
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Procurated Community Guidelines
Procurated's community guidelines were made to ensure that everyone in the Procurated community has a positive experience.
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Procurated Ratings Guide
Learn more about rating high-quality suppliers on Procurated.com.
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