Hindsight is 2020: How city and county procurement teams are looking back to blaze a new path forward
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There’s no question that COVID-19 has become a catalyst for abrupt change for cities and counties across North America. To address the public health crisis—amidst many government employees either working from home or with limited access to their physical office—procurement teams have had to adapt on the fly to run essential processes like vendor proposal submissions, public bid openings, and evaluations. For many, three to five years’ worth of digital transformation had to happen in the span of just a few short months. As vaccine developments bring an end to COVID-19 restrictions in sight, instead of expecting things to go “back to normal,” experts and analysts agree that this disruption has led to procurement’s “next normal.”
Grounded in stories and experiences from public procurement teams across North America, this webinar will first look in the rear-view mirror to understand how COVID-19, the push to accelerate digitization, and ever changing demands forced major changes in the familiar procurement processes. We will then explore what the “next normal” will look like for you, discussing trends like navigating budget constraints, digital transformation, telecommuting, and meeting the new expectations of your stakeholders and constituents.
Make sure to join the webinar to learn:
- How COVID-19 and remote work were a catalyst for the new digital imperative for city and county procurement teams
- How projected public sector budget cuts have placed new pressure on procurement teams to lower costs and operate more efficiently
- Why now is the time to re-evaluate temporary and “patchwork” systems acquired in the early days of COVID-19 to implement more sustainable, long-term solutions
- How procurement teams can streamline their processes to respond to new and changing requests and expectations