State & Local Procurement Snapshot – Q3 2015

Source: Onvia, November 2015

From the summary:
Onvia’s latest State, Local and Education (SLED) Procurement Snapshot examines bid and RFP trends within the state and local government contracting market for the third quarter of 2015.

The Q3 2015 edition of the report is complemented by a special feature on state government contracting. State agencies have been undergoing a strategic shift toward greater efficiencies in the buying process that directly affect how vendors should approach this market and how vendors can succeed in winning state contracts. To further understand this shift in the buying process, Onvia interviewed the following procurement experts and thought leaders:
Jim Butler, Chief Procurement Officer, State of California
Lawrence Maxwell, Chief Procurement Officer, State of New Mexico
Bill Burns, Chief Procurement Officer, State of Idaho
Voight Shealy, Education & Outreach Director, NASPO ValuePoint
Michael Keating, Senior Editor, American City and County

Readers of this quarter’s report will:
– Learn how Q3 marks the first quarter in a year that bid & RFP volumes show positive growth
– Discover which industries lead this growth and the types of projects with the highest rates of growth
– Examine the rate of growth by type of agency broken out by industry sector
– Understand the buying trends in state government around efficient procurement methods