Purchasing and Procurement


Business Practices

Ethics in Purchasing

Some dos and don'ts to guide purchasing practices.

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A Final Thought

Time to Change Course?

Use money wisely to prevent school violence.

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Business Practices

Assessing Emerging Technologies

Can it improve student learning or teacher quality?

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Saving Big With Cooperative Purchasing

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Saving Big With Cooperative Purchasing

Cooperative purchasing allows districts and schools to stretch their limited dollars. Here's how.

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Products that Work

Cooperative Agreements: The Timing is Right... NOW!

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Products that Work

Save Time and Money on Quality Products

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Furniture For Schools

Furniture & Equipment

Furniture For Schools

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management October 2013 issue of Spaces4Learning.

A Key to Bargaining with Suppliers

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Strategic Procurement Teams

Strategic Procurement Teams

Strategic & Tactical

Is separating the procurement department into tactical and strategic teams right for your institution?

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Supplier Diversity Programs

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Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Education Marketplace

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How Are Good Procurement Strategy Decisions Made?

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Art of the Procurement Negotiation Offer

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Forward vs. Reverse Auctions

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Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Education Marketplace

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Consider Your Energy Procurement Options

Reducing energy consumption is hugely beneficial, and nearly everyone is practicing good kW-cutting habits. But the second most direct route to decreasing energy costs is often overlooked: managing the energy purchase itself. The largest barrier to purchasing energy at lower prices: understanding the deregulated energy markets.

Spend and Save

As large university systems face tightening budgets, they are restructuring their purchasing operations by consolidating them and leveraging their spending to lower costs. While some university systems such as Indiana University have moved to a complete centralization of purchasing, others have developed other models that allow individual campuses some autonomy over spending decisions.