5 episodes

There are nearly 20 million employees in state and local governments and educational institutions across the United States. They are all touched by the procurement decisions that are made every day. Decisions That Matter is brought to you by Procurated, and features in-depth discussion with procurement leaders and subject matter experts on the the most pressing topics in the public sector.

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There are nearly 20 million employees in state and local governments and educational institutions across the United States. They are all touched by the procurement decisions that are made every day. Decisions That Matter is brought to you by Procurated, and features in-depth discussion with procurement leaders and subject matter experts on the the most pressing topics in the public sector.

    Episode 4 - Audio Article: Embrace the "Why?" by Jason Soza

    Episode 4 - Audio Article: Embrace the "Why?" by Jason Soza

    Jason Soza, Vice President, West at Government Sourcing Solutions reads from his article, "Embrace the 'Why?'", where he discusses the importance of thinking critically and outside of the box to improve procurement.  Jason served as the Chief Procurement Officer of Alaska to cap a 20-year career in public purchasing.  Jason was also elected President of NASPO in 2018 by his peers across all fifty states. 

    • 8 min
    Episode 3 - The Public Procurement Report w/ Nicole Smith

    Episode 3 - The Public Procurement Report w/ Nicole Smith

    On Episode 3 of Decisions That Matter we sat down with Nicole Smith, The Senior Director of Research at Government Sourcing Solutions, to talk about the key takeaways from Volume 4 of the Public Procurement Report. The report highlights the biggest trends in government procurement based on conversations with hundreds of CPOs from cities, counties, and states across the U.S. Nicole shares her insights and highlights how cooperative purchasing, eprocurement, staffing issues, and regional politics are shaping the procurement world. 

    • 35 min
    Episode 2 - Single vs Multiple Award Procurement

    Episode 2 - Single vs Multiple Award Procurement

    Mike Smith, former CPO of Illinois and current Vice President at Government Sourcing Solutions, provides an in-depth look at the key differences between single and multiple award procurement, and also shares advice for procurement professionals at all levels. 

    • 26 min
    Episode 1 - Cheral Manke

    Episode 1 - Cheral Manke

    Our guest on this episode of Decisions that Matter is Cheral Manke, CPPO, CPPB. With over 15 years of public procurement with the State of Washington Cheral has no shortage of helpful advice and interesting stories that can help government officials across the country. For more information about Cheral you can visit her profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cheralamankejones/ 

    • 39 min
    Episode 0 - Introduction to Decisions that Matter

    Episode 0 - Introduction to Decisions that Matter

    This episode is short and sweet. The first full-length episode of the podcast will be launching in October, but this episode gives you a taste of the types of guests and topics we'll be covering on Decisions that Matter. 

    • 1 min

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