Welcome to 2013! There is no better way to start off the year than to get involved with the Principles & Practices Project. Start your year off by commenting on the latest practice or by joining the review team! If your organization or company is interested in becoming a supporting or adopting organization, please use the form on the homepage to sign up.
We’re looking forward to a great 2013 and hope that you’ll join us.
Tis the Season to Comment! Help us with the last practice of 2012, The Evaluation Process, by providing your expertise and comments. This practice will remain open for public comment through January 7, 2013.
Thank you to everyone who has made 2012 one of the most successful years for the Principles & Practices Project yet! There is plenty more to come in the New Year so stay tuned!
Herndon, VA – NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement and the UK Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) today jointly announce the release of three additional global Public Procurement Practices: Developing Evaluation Criteria; Outsourcing; and Technology in Public Procurement.
As part of a larger shared initiative to define and formalize global professional standards for government procurement officials, the release of these practices brings to 17 the body of standardized practices providing high-level guidance across government procurement activities.
Public entities at all levels of government perform many of the same procurement activities, yet their methodologies and outcomes differ. Reflecting on the importance of a body of professional standards for public procurement, David Noble, CIPS’ Chief Executive Officer observed, “Establishing a broad base of professional practices provides the common operating reference for practitioners and an evaluative resource for the general public to measure the procurement practices of their governments.”
NIGP’s Chief Executive Officer, Rick Grimm, added, “Historically, the specific practices of a profession are closely held or are otherwise difficult to discover. By contrast, professionals in public procurement value the fundamental nature of transparency in government practice. We publish these Practices with the intent to serve the professional needs of the government procurement community, while simultaneously serving the public’s need to assure their governments’ appropriate stewardship of tax-based revenues.”
NIGP and CIPS will continue to jointly develop and release additional Practices over the coming 18 months and beyond. The CIPS-NIGP partnership intends to release a total of 30 Practices by the end of June 2013. The core foundation of 30 Practices and those that follow will be maintained through an ongoing review and development process to ensure that the body of Practices remains relevant and supports the needs of government procurement practitioners over time.
The Practices for Public Procurement are founded upon the Values of Public Procurement necessary to preserve the public trust, protect the public interest, and ensure fairness for the public good. Those Values are: Accountability, Ethics, Impartiality, Professionalism, Service, and Transparency.
Join us October 18, 2012 for a Performance Based Contracting Webinar. Presented by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D., FNIGP, CPPO, Old Dominion University, Dept. of Urban Studies and Public Administration, Norfolk, VA.
Many public entities use performance-based contracting to set up goods, services, and construction contracts that optimize value, mitigate risk, and benefit from fresh ideas and creative solutions that traditional contracting strategies blocked. When an entity issues a performance-based RFP, it does not prescribe how the good should be made, how the service should be provided, or how the construction project should be built. Instead, the entity sets forth in the RFP the outcomes it is seeking to achieve, and asks prospective offerers to respond with a proposal that tells the entity how the proposer would achieve those outcomes. The public entity awards the proposal that offers the best solution, based on the evaluation criteria set forth in the RFP. Of course, it is not feasible to use performance-based contracting for every acquisition. If you are interested in adopting this proven practice for your entity, attend this webinar.
At the end of this webinar students will be able to:
Define performance based contracting
Identify solicitations that would benefit from performance based contracting
Identify the key elements of a performance based RFP
Receive credit for continuing education!
Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on use of First and Last Name at Log In)
UPPCC recertification points: .125
Click Here to Register
The latest practice, Technology in Public Procurement is now open for public comment. This practice will remain open for feedback through October 8, 2012. View the practice here.
Get in on the action and check out the new look of the Principles & Practices website!
You will begin to notice small changes to the website as we work to improve the look and feel. Should you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to comment on this post with your ideas.
There will be a Principles & Practices webinar on Performance Management on September 13, 2012 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST. This webinar will be presented by NIGP – The Institute for Public Procurement. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn more about implementing the practices. Sign up today!
Also, don’t forget that the opprotunity to comment on the latest Practice: Outsourcing is open for public comment, now through September 10, 2012.
The public comment period for the latest Practice: Outsourcing, is now open for comment. This Practice will remain open for comment through September 10, 2012.
We hope that you will continue to provide your feedback on the Practices as they become available.
Provide your comments here.
It may be heating up outside, but the Principles & Practices comments are getting hot, hot, hot! The latest Practice: Developing Evaluation Criteria has introduced some new terminology and concepts that are being fiercely debated. After being up for one week, the Practice has gathered over 50 comments!
Help keep the debate going and let us know if we have consensus. Add your comments to the Practice, and feel free to agree or disagree with others comments as well. There is nothing like a good, healthy, collaborative, discussion to build best practices!
The Practice will remain open through July 27, 2012! You can provide comments here
The latest Practice: Developing Evaluation Criteria is open for public comment. Please provide your feedback by July 27, 2012.
We hope that you will continue to engage in the Principles & Practices Project, and share it with your colleagues.
Four new guides have been made available free from NIGP The Institute for Public Procurement and The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS), as part of a larger initiative to support and formalize global professional standards for government procurement
The four guides released this week include Lease-Purchase Decision; Specifications; Spend Analysis; Sustainable Public Procurement, and there is now a total of 14 documents available to download.
National, regional and local government often perform many of the same procurement activities but outcomes and methodologies differ.
David Noble, CIPS’ Chief Executive Officer, asserted that, “Growing the base of reference-able standards, gives public procurement professionals across the globe the necessary guide to achieve high performance procurement organizations that can more effectively support their communities. Considering U.S. governments spend a combined seven trillion dollars, Canada governments 360 billion dollars, and U.K. governments over 500 billion pounds, consistent and professional procurement practices across governments has a significant impact on how effectively and efficiently governments conduct business.”
NIGP’s Chief Executive Officer, Rick Grimm, noted that, “The release of these four Practices reflects NIGP’s ongoing commitment to develop, support and promote the public procurement profession in all parts of the world. Times of economic uncertainty are often when procurement’s light shines brightest, and growing the core Practices allows that bright light to shine more uniformly across all governments that subscribe to the value of professional practice in public procurement.”
The two professional bodies will continue to work together and release additional practices over the next 18 months. Another group of practices will be released in a few months’ time.