Speaker's Bureau

In the world of public procurement, there is never a dull moment! New systems, new contracts, new vendors and cooperatives—there is always something to learn. One of the key roles for the National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP) is to help with that education process in innovative ways that bring meaningful data, materials, and experts to help connect and education the partners in procurement—cooperative procurement, strategic suppliers, affiliated organizations and public procurement professionals. No matter where you sit at the table, NCPP will strive to bring unique perspectives from in-the-know experts to help with your own role. In the end, we are all here to serve the public good—education and knowledge will assist in that goal.

NCPP has available speakers and materials to offer for your regional or national conference. Offered by knowledgeable and dynamic presenters, your audience will learn the latest in cooperative procurement best practices and standards and work through scenarios to help them understand better. Our sample presentations are listed below. In addition, if you have a special request or need a presentation tailored specifically for your event, please contact us. Depending on the location of the event and available speaker, there may be an honorarium involved. However, if our NCPP representative will already be attending your conference or is located in a nearby city, this may be an opportunity to gain a professional speaker for your event.


Offered for the supplier and vendor community:

How to Navigate the Maze of Local Government

Selling to government can be tough. With all the rules and regulations, as well as uniqueness of each jurisdiction, it’s difficult to navigate. Learn from former procurement leaders on how to approach your government clients to create a successful partnership. This is the real deal—the do’s and don’ts as well as how to talk about cooperative contracting. Even if you have been selling to government for years, this session will enlighten your team on what the average procurement team is dealing with as they serve their own customer departments. (1 hour; free to NCPP strategic supplier partners; cost for non-NCPP strategic supplier partners)