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2019 Upcoming Webinars

Whether you are new to procurement, or thought you already knew everything about cooperative purchasing, tune in to discover new insights through these special NCPP produced webinars. Each webinar qualifies for continuing education credit.

In our fast-paced procurement world driven by customer demands, NCPP webinars offer real solutions and approaches to move from a reactive stance to a more proactive approach. Understand how to create a cooperative strategy and leverage those contracts to your advantage. Learn from our diverse panel of experts will share their in-depth knowledge and anecdotes for successfully utilizing cooperative contracts.

The National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP) Association is leading the way in elevating the discussion, advocacy and educational content on cooperative procurement. Working collaboratively to bring all the “partners” in procurement together – cooperatives, strategic suppliers, affiliated organizations and public procurement professionals – its goal is to produce meaningful educational tools to support public procurement agencies and become the “go to” resource for cooperative procurement.




Cooperative Procurement: Like a Country Love Song

April 2, 2019 at 2 pm EST


As a huge country music fan, Tammy Rimes also has a famous singing cousin. But Tammy chose a much more exciting career – that of a Purchasing Agent!  Combining her knowledge of both, Tammy is passionate about sharing how cooperative procurement and country music have so much in common. Besides buying stuff like tractors and trucks, cooperative procurement is no longer an emerging trend, it is now a proactive way to gain commodities and services. This informative presentation will help you discover ways in which this contracting tool can help with emergency preparedness, construction projects services and unique strategies. Highlighting real case studies where procurement teams “rocked” and used innovative ways to solve their problems. A panel of cooperative partners will provide insight into the types of questions that you should be asking - of your Agency, the cooperative, the supplier and about the contract, as well as answer your questions on emerging issues. Whether you work in a big city or a small country town, sing a different “tune” by taking your cooperative strategy to the next level.  


Learning Objectives:
After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:

  • Better understand the ongoing changes in the cooperative environment
  • Learn how cooperatives can be used for not only commodities, but for services and construction too, with real case studies.
  • Using the Road Map to a Cooperative Strategy, learn the questions to ask before selecting any cooperative contract
  • Discover additional resources and avenues to get more education and answers to questions.
  • Understand the role of procurement during an emergency

Moderator: Tammy Rimes, MPA, the NCPP Executive Director and former Purchasing Agent joined

Panelists: NCPP Cooperative Partners: Ronnie Barnes, HGACBuy; Melinda Pallotta, OMNIA Partners; Duff Erholtz, Sourcewell; Bill DeMars, NPPGov and Sue Peters, E&I Cooperative Services




Please note: All attendees must be in attendance of the live webinar for a minimum of 30 minutes to receive a certificate of education credit.



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