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Advocating for digital tools during a global pandemic

NIGP Forum 2020

Woman using a digital procurement tool at her desk at home

We get it—in public procurement, you’re having to do more with less. Digital tools can help, but is now the time to advocate for them?

The short answer is yes. In fact, we found that 73% of public agencies are prioritizing digital procurement to ensure business continuity in these uncertain times. That’s because the right digital tools can empower procurement teams to reduce costs and drive the best value for your agency by streamlining manual tasks, increasing vendor competition, and fostering stakeholder collaboration.

Join Omar Salaymeh, Brian P. Garrity, and Carrie Roberts in this session from the 2020 NIGP Forum as they dig into the ROI of digital procurement solutions. They’ll also take a look at Bonfire’s expansive database of 40,000+ North American competitive events to reveal how COVID-19 is impacting procurement teams right now—and why now is the time to advocate for the tools that will address these unprecedented challenges.

In this session, you'll learn:
  • How COVID-19 has impacted vendor competition, the types of projects teams are running, and evaluator engagement
  • Why public agencies' newfound appreciation for the role procurement plays in a crisis, coupled with changing attitudes towards technology's role in the public sector, make 2020 the perfect time to advocate for digital tools
  • How to calculate the ROI of digital tools to build your business case for digitizing procurement
  • Why the procurement team of the future is connected, and how the right digital procurement tools can connect procurement to stakeholders, vendors, and even procurement peers