CobbleStone attended the 2019 NY GovBuy on April 30th and May 1st as a contract management and eSourcing software exhibitor. The event was a collaborative experience for NY state government buyers, held in Albany, NY at the Empire State Plaza and Albany Capital Center. Sessions provided conference attendees with industry news and best practices for procurement, bid management, contract management, and more. If you didn’t get a chance to attend 2019 NY GovBuy, I outlined some key takeaways from the NY state conference.
Takeaways From the 2019 NY GovBuy
Here are some of the helpful sessions and other events that occurred at the 2019 NY GovBuy :
Conference Session: Acquiring Contract Solutions Through General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Contracts
This session taught government purchasing professionals how to save time by utilizing GSA’s federal contracts. Attendees learned how to access GSA federal contracts and what the guidelines are for purchasing through GSA. GSA federal contracts help streamline the process of acquiring a product or service, eliminating time-consuming negotiations.
CobbleStone’s government contract management, eProcurement, and eSourcing software, Contract Insight, is available on GSA Schedule 70. Contact us for pricing and a free customized demo of the software.
Conference Session: Increasing MWBE Participation in Your Contracts
This sessions on MWBE goals and how to increase participation included an expert panel that covered how to meet your MWBE participation goals as a government purchasing professional. CobbleStone’s award-winning procurement software, Contract Insight, supports MWBE (or DBE) goal tracking and can help you and your team meet MWBE goals and measure results.
CobbleStone Software is a women-owned business, working to help MWBE businesses take their enterprise to new heights.
Conference Session: A Guide to RFPs for Procurement Professionals
This beginner’s session outlined the request for proposal (RFP) process. The presenter discussed RFP requirements, laws, and introductory RFP procurement concepts. CobbleStone’s leading procurement software helps purchasing professionals manage RFPs better with pre-approved templates and clauses that can be uploaded to your system.
Check out these resources and simple guides to managing bids, RFPs, vendors, and more:
- Managing Vendor Contract Spend – A Government Agency Case
- Should You Invest in Source-to-Settle Software?
- Procurement Solutions for Purchasing Transformation
- CobbleStone Questionnaires Digitize the Source-to-Contract Process
- 6 Ways to Maximize Procurement Productivity with a Contract Database
Conference Giveaways, Raffles, Networking, and More
The conference was filled with exciting contests and giveaways including raffles from exhibitors, a scavenger hunt, and more. CobbleStone contributed a tech-savvy charger backpack that included a CobbleStone stationary kit inside.
Rosemary S. and Euston D. representing CobbleStone at the 2019 NY GovBuy
Each day’s schedule offered exhibitor networking time so NY GovBuy attendees could meet conference exhibitors and discover solutions and vendors offering products and services to government agencies. CobbleStone showcased their award-winning contract management and eProcurement software and is offering free customized demos.
Contact CobbleStone today to learn more about Contract Insight's contract database and how it can help streamline and automate your process.