A rapidly changing workforce, integrated with the advent of the digital era, is shifting the way procurement operates. Younger generations entering the public sector workforce are proposing improvements to current processes that questions the status quo. For the first time in modern age, five generations are present at work –Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Gen Z.
Cooperative purchasing is more dynamic and effective than ever for government entities. The growing trend of using cooperative purchasing has driven surprising savings, superior results and flexibility for a wide array of government groups.
Saving costs on your facilities energy usage can allow you to reallocate funds to other facilities needs. OMNIA Partners understands the importance of keeping your facilities in top condition, so we've partnered with Grainger to provide some tips to help you reduce costs. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems combine all climate control technologies into one package. All sizes of facilities can benefit from an integrated HVAC system that reduces overall climate control costs while improving working conditions.
The HVAC equipment alone doesn’t yield efficiency—they must be properly maintained, have coordinated technology and energy-efficient practices to provide consistent heating and cooling. Estimated savings can help you prioritize investments to best reduce costs and improve efficiency.
Procurement professionals who have never used a cooperative purchasing organization typically have a lot of questions about the value of such an approach.
Cooperative contracts offer many benefits for public agencies. They provide volume discounts, unprecedented value, better delivery terms and supply chain advantages while reducing administrative time and expense.
At some point, your organization will face an emergency – whether it’s a natural disaster or human-made. These emergencies can be make-or-break moments for procurement teams. The key to surviving and even thriving in a time of crisis is planning.
Cooperative purchasing helps public agencies, educational institutions and nonprofits stay on budget while delivering efficiencies. All procurement professionals strive to stay on top of procurement best practices and get the most out of their resources. These five tips will help you get the most out of your cooperative purchasing partnership.
Public entities like state and local government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofits all face ever-tightening budgets and constant expense pressures. Cooperative purchasing is a well-known strategy for reducing costs and adding efficiencies.
Here are five ways cooperative purchasing improves the public procurement process.
Employers should be aware of the dangers excessive heat has on employees. Hazards of heat exposure are most commonly associated with summer months, however, certain jobs can have extreme heat all year round, like foundry and boiler room work. Physical exertion coupled with heat and humidity can cause more than just discomfort. These variables can lead to a number of heat-related illnesses, some of which can be very dangerous. Make sure you know the signs of heat stress and how to prevent it.
In a time where fitness, sports, and promoting the physical well-being of our communities is at the forefront, educational and governmental segments are leading the way. These entities are updating and renovating their athletics endeavors by incorporating sustainability and safety, as well as bringing modern technologies more into focus. And when it comes to knowing the latest athletics trends to help guide these efforts, OMNIA Partners and our robust portfolio of world-class suppliers are in a league of our own.