State Procurement Officers Release Priorities for 2017
The National Association of State Procurement Officers released a ranked list of their members’ top ten priorities for 2017. It’s perhaps not surprising, “the strategic role of central procurement” is ranked No. 1—including “creating an enterprise vision for the state” and “an elevated role in the hierarchy of the executive branch.”
The list paints a broad-brush picture of procurement officials focused on the growth and maturation of their agencies as a core statewide function, with workforce development, measuring performance, e-procurement / enterprise resource planning solutions, and effective sourcing strategies rounding out the top five.