Industry Insights

OMNIA Partners Helps Denver Stay Ahead of The Pandemic Curve

May 20, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Purchasing, Procurement, Local Government

Lance Jay, Chief Procurement Officer at the City and County of Denver in Colorado, says local governments are facing market and workforce challenges in COVID-19. "Goods and services are not readily available and as a city we are seeing price inflation as demand across the globe far exceeds the supply."

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Creating a “Customer Obsessed” Culture While Lowering Your Total Cost of Procurement

February 26, 2020 / by Amazon Business posted in Purchasing, Procurement, Business Products

When speaking to finance and procurement departments at school districts, I often ask: “Who is the end customer that you serve?” The responses I receive, ranging from administrative assistants, teachers, school boards, and students, vary widely. While there is no single right answer, I’d suggest that they are all customers of procurement. With so many end customers, it’s important to have at least one guiding principle that influences how organizational decisions are made.

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How Cooperative Contracts Can Overcome Procurement Challenges

January 16, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Purchasing, Procurement, Local Government

Kirkland Wash, a city of almost 88,000 on the eastern shores of Lake Washington, often relies on cooperative agreements says its financial operations manager, Greg Piland.

Meeting the procurement needs in Kirkland, Wash., a city of almost 88,000 on the eastern shores of Lake Washington, is a major task with increasing demands, says its financial operations manager, Greg Piland. 
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How (And Why) You Should Get Strategic with Procurement

January 14, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Leadership

A procurement strategy is essential when assessing the direction of a public entity, like state and local government agencies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations – all of which face expense pressures and tight budgets.

Implementing a comprehensive procurement strategy helps procurement staff to handle their diverse range of responsibilities and acts as a guide for the organization’s long-term goals and action plans. There are many types of procurement strategies, with organizations typically focusing on cost reduction, risk mitigation, and leveraging supplier relationships. However, a successful procurement strategy should be an organization-wide process that is tailored to meet the needs of an agency.
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How the Multi-Generational Workforce Can Shape the Future of Public Procurement

October 30, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Leadership, Workforce Management

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.

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Here’s a better way to procure public sector technology

October 1, 2019 / by SHI posted in Procurement, Information Technology

What should a state agency do if it has 7,000 aging end-user devices that need to be replaced? How about a school that wants to outfit their network with the latest security software following a breach in a neighboring town?

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