317 - Leaving Money on the Table? Cooperative Purchasing Makes Buying Easy!

Thursday, September 28
8:00 AM–9:15 AM

Location: Room 219

Days: Thursday, 28 September
Track: Leadership & Management
Session Type: Education Session

Are you buying goods and services as efficiently or effectively as you could? Cooperative Purchasing has become a recognized best practice nationwide. This workshop will provide a practical understanding of recent innovations and best practices that simultaneously provide effective stewardship and savings of time and money for your organization. Concepts covered include best practices in managing supplier relationships, cooperative purchasing, emergency preparedness, online resources and more.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Identify which cooperative purchasing organization are legal for my agency?
Explain cooperative purchasing to your boards/supervisors to encourage approval to use this method.
Locate tools to make finding available contracts and suppliers with contracts easier.