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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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Learn How to Use Procurated in Under 5 Minutes
Learn why thousands of public sector professionals are using Procurated to make more informed supplier decisions.
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Public Sector Workplace Optimization in the Pandemic Era of Work
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Exploring Access, Affordability, and Adequacy in Broadband Infrastructure
Wisconsin is one of several states who has pledged a portion of their American Rescue Plan Act funds improving broadband infrastructure for their...
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Ep. 54 - Public Sector Workplace Optimization with Shuli Steele
On this episode, we sit down with Shuli Steele to discuss workplace optimization in the public sector, and its implications on employee engagement,...
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Explore Top Fleet Content on Procurated
We gathered all of our fleet-related interviews and blog posts so you can have them at your fingertips.
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Episode 53: Building Broadband Infrastructure and Access across Wisconsin w/ Alyssa Kenney
On this episode, Alyssa discusses the challenges that come with working in both densely populated cities and more spread out rural areas, and she...
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4 Tips You Need to Know Before Transitioning to an Electric Vehicle Fleet
After talking with Sacramento's fleet experts Mark Stevens and Alison Kerstetter, we understood that transitioning to a green fleet is about more...
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Episode 52: Using Data to Build an Effective Fleet Management Operation
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Training Your Government Employees to Adapt to Change
The key to any successful organizational initiative is user onboarding and adoption. We share three examples of how public sector agencies have...
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Transitioning to a Green Fleet w/ Mark Stevens & Alison Kerstetter of the City of Sacramento
This episode of Decisions that Matter, a Procurated podcast, features an incredibly insightful discussion about transitioning to a green fleet with...
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How to Successfully Transition from Decentralized to Centralized Purchasing, According to These Public Sector Change Agents
In this post, we share what we’ve learned from two recent interviews with public sector change agents. Chris Yarbrough, Director of Procurement at...
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Creating a Centralized Procurement Division with TDOT's Chris Yarbrough
Chris shares several actionable pieces of advice from his years in procurement.
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3 Questions to Consider When Purchasing Fleet Management Software
If you manage a fleet division, chances are you use fleet management software or have considered investing in it. As with any software investment,...
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Top 10 Pennsylvania Fleet Vendors on Procurated
Governments and universities spend billions of dollars every year on fleet vehicles and maintenance services.
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Podcasts: The Best of Pennsylvania Procurement
Since launching Procurated in Pennsylvania in 2019, we have had the pleasure of talking to several thought-provoking leaders and great procurement...
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3 Tips for Nurturing Win-Win Supplier Partnerships
Through sourcing and vendor management, procurement plays a major role in shaping their jurisdiction’s supplier relationships. Taking thoughtful...
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Top 10 Infrastructure Supplies Vendors Servicing Nationwide
Based on tens of thousands of supplier reviews submitted by buyers since the site’s launch in 2019, we’ve gathered the 10 highest rated...
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[Podcast] Public Procurement in 2021 & Beyond with Jennifer Olzinger (Pittsburgh) and Trevor Day (Philadelphia)
Trevor and Jennifer share their experiences working in public procurement in the age of COVID, and they tackle important topics like...
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The Importance of Knowledge Capture and Effective Communication in the Public Sector with Olivia Duke, CFO of GA DCS
Olivia shares both strategic and tactical thoughts on a range of topics including procurement, communicating across agencies and internally across...
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Looking Back: NIGP Members on Decisions That Matter Podcast
To tip our hat to all the great work done by NIGP, we've gathered a list of Decisions That Matter podcast episodes featuring guests we've met...
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Top 10 Infrastructure Supplies Vendors Servicing Pennsylvania
Based on the thousands of supplier reviews submitted by Pennsylvania purchasers since the site’s launch in 2019, we’ve gathered the 10 highest...
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Reimagining Higher Education Procurement in Pennsylvania, Part II
In a follow-up to Part I, where we learned about PASSHE's transformation from a decentralized to centralized university procurement system, we hear...
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Adding Value to Supplier Relationships with Jason Steinmann
A wonderful interview with Jason Stienmann about adding value to supplier relationships by collaborating and working toward long term relationships...
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Reimagining Higher Education Procurement w/ Sharon Minnich & Jenny Doherty
Starting in 2019, Jenny Doherty and Sharon Minnich have been on an incredible transformation journey.
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Here's How Online Reviews are Transforming Public Procurement
Here is a look at how online reviews have changed our lives as consumers and what they will do for public procurement.
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What Gen Z Wants from Work, and Why It's the Perfect Time to Attract Them to the Public Sector
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Recruiting the Next Generation of Public Procurement Leaders with Darin Matthews
On this episode it is our pleasure to be joined by author, director, consultant, podcaster, and all around great procurement mind, Darin Matthews....
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Podcast: Achieving Transformation in Government the Right Way
On this episode, Procurated's founder and CEO, David Yarkin, sits down with Lourdes Coss, the former Chief Procurement Officer of the City of...
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The Procurement Information You Need, All in One Platform
Procurement professionals — every day brings a different challenge. Let Procurated be your Swiss Army knife, armed at the ready for the...
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3 Challenges Facing the School Food Supply Chain Right Now
To break down this important topic, we are joined on The Decisions That Matter Podcast by Jillian Dy to discuss her work at FoodCorps as the...
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NASPO Exchange in Review: What We Learned from Talking to 100 State Purchasing Professionals
Over the course of the three-day event, the Procurated team had conversations with more than 100 state procurement officials. Across all of these...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gordian’s Bill Pollak Sits Down with David Yarkin to Discuss the Power of Data in the Public Sector, Adapting to Virtual Solution, and More.
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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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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 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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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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Claiming a Supplier Profile Page
Government suppliers across the U.S can now claim their supplier profile pages on Procurated.com
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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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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Reviewing a Supplier
If you are experiencing this common ‘reviewer’s block,’ you’re not alone. Being specific is one of the key aspects of a great review. Ask yourself...
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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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Podcast: Preparedness in Procurement with Tim Hay
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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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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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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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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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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 Ratings Guide
Learn more about rating high-quality 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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