2021 is quickly approaching. As such, city, state, federal, and other public agencies need to ensure that they make the most of their budgets by investing in the most up-to-date software tools for robust, streamlined, and transparent government contract management, purchasing, and sourcing for evolving industry needs. To that end, here are six tools that can be leveraged for user-friendly, timesaving, cost-effective, and powerfully integrated government contract management, sourcing, and purchasing processes.
NIGP (The Institute for Public Procurement) will be hosting its annual forum virtually August 24th – 28th, 2020. CobbleStone will be exhibiting its leading-edge government contract management, sourcing, bid management, and procurement software in NIGP’s virtual exhibit hall. CobbleStone’s software experts will answer questions from attendees and demonstrate how contract management software can help solve government purchasing challenges. NIGP’s celebratory 75th Annual Forum will feature procurement-focused sessions, a virtual exhibit hall, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, inspirational keynote speakers, a virtual happy hour, and other engagements.
U.S. Federal Contractors - no matter which government agency or department they are contractually involved with - can face several challenges throughout the contract lifecycle. With many different tasks to perform, there is a lot of room for errors or missteps that may lead to contract lifecycle bottlenecks, compliance challenges, regulatory violations, wasted time, and lost revenue. Luckily, government contract management software can help. Here’s how.
Government supply chain management is a multi-faceted, involved process – including the handling of RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs. Supply chain RFx management responsibilities may include accumulating vendor proposals, collecting quotes to compare vendors and contractors, establishing a database of vendors and contractors, signing off on approvals before selecting them, managing contracts, and much more. Handling these different tasks with separate manual processes can make for a disorganized approach that can potentially lead to lost opportunities, supply chain lifecycle bottlenecks, improper vendor and contractor selection, wasted time, and revenue loss. Luckily, integrated contract management software solutions can help. Here are three ways to improve government supply chain RFPs.