www.govpro.com - PAST ISSUES - CONTACT US - SUBSCRIBE
January 4, 2011

This eNewsletter delivers the latest government purchasing news, best practices, insights and advice to procurement professionals at all levels of government. Topics include green purchasing trends, major contracts and strategic sourcing successes to key legislation. Go to www.govpro.com to view the latest products, daily news and procurement articles.

If the display of this newsletter is not suitable, please Click HERE.

NEWS
      GSA is moving to cloud computing
      2010 Census: Texas' population growth is highest
FEATURES
      Problem Solver Spotlight
      Using energy procurement to control costs
      Managing risk in the procurement process
FEATURED HOT PRODUCT


NEWS

GSA is moving to cloud computing
By Michael Keating
The federal General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a $6.7 million, five-year contract to Blue Bell, Pa.-based Unisys Corp. to provide secure cloud-based e-mail and IT collaboration tools. Unisys will provide transition, data migration, training and cloud-based software as a service for the new environment. As a result of the deal, GSA employees will be able to collaborate and work remotely from any location at any time.
Read More

2010 Census: Texas' population growth is highest
California remained the most populous state, but Texas saw the greatest increase in population over the past decade, according to initial data from the 2010 U.S. Census. The U.S. Census Bureau delivered the data to President Obama on Dec. 21, and it will be used as states reapportion their voting districts.
Read More

FEATURES

Problem Solver Spotlight
Cooperative Purchasing
Want to ensure you’re getting a good value for every dollar you spend? When public entities come together to share services they benefit big in time, cost savings, and shortened delivery schedules.

Cooperative purchasing collectively pools the purchasing potential of public and private schools, colleges & universities, cities, counties, and non-profits - yet you still deal directly with the vendor.

TCPN, a national governmental purchasing cooperative, competitively bids and awards contracts to national vendors in accordance with purchasing procedures mandated by state laws. From furniture and laptops to facilities and security systems, get the biggest bang for your budget with a contract from TCPN, your transparent tool for maximizing performance.

Find fiscally sound procurement at www.TCPN.org



Using energy procurement to control costs
By Bob Wooten
Attempting to purchase energy through a bid or RFP is like playing "Pin the Tail on the Donkey." However, in addition to your being blindfolded,
the donkey is also running around the room! Such is how many public procurement professionals feel when tasked with addressing their jurisdiction's energy needs for electricity or natural gas contracts.

Read More

Managing risk in the procurement process
By Kenneth E. Barden
One proactive measure a procurement agency can take is to perform a risk assessment within the organization and its processes to identify areas of concern, weakness or high risk in procurement. Conducting a risk analysis can identify areas of concern or weakness and avoid problems in the future.
Read More

FEATURED HOT PRODUCT


ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Uncovering Funding Opportunities for Green, Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Buildings
Economic stimulus funding is getting a lot of attention—but it is not the only funding option available that can result in significant dollars for your institution. Discover ways to supplement your new construction, renovation and/or operations budgets to advance your sustainability initiatives. Click here to watch!



eNewsletter Sponsor




This email was sent to #email#

You've received this e-newsletter for one of two reasons:
1. You signed up for it on our web site.
2. You are a reader of Government Product News or Government PROcurement magazine.

To subscribe to this weekly newsletter for government professionals please click on Click Here.
If you would like to unsubscribe from the GovPro Newsletter click on Remove.

To view past enewsletters, Click HERE.

We welcome your feedback. Please e-mail suggestions and comments to Bill Wolpin at: Bill.Wolpin@penton.com


You may qualify for a complimentary subscription to Government Product News. For more information, visit www.submag.com/sub/gn.



Copyright 2011
Government Product News
6151 Powers Ferry Road NW
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30339
www.govpro.com