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Procurement Technology Guide for U.S. State and Local Government Agencies

Published: 30 January 2013

ID: G00246710

Analyst(s): Deborah Wilson


IT and procurement leaders can maximize their procurement solution investment with this comprehensive guide to establishing requirements, building a business case, creating an RFP, identifying prospective suppliers and evaluating proposals.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Building a Compelling Business Case for Investment in Procurement Technology
  • Agree Upfront on Program Goals and How Success Will Be Measured
  • A Solicitation-to-Settle Procurement Suite Is Not a Single Product, but a Portfolio of Solutions
  • Many U.S. State and Local Government Agency Procurement Programs Are Self-Funded
  • Modern Procurement Solutions Are Multienterprise Process-Enabled
  • SaaS and Single-Tenant Hosting Are the Preferred Delivery Modes
  • Private-Sector and U.S. Federal-Level Procurement Solutions
  • Procurement Technology Vendors Offering Solicitation-to-Settle Platforms
    • BidSync
    • CGI
    • Periscope Holdings
    • SciQuest
  • Other Procurement Vendors in the U.S. State and Local Government Agency Market
  • Tips for Setting Up the RFP Process and Evaluating Prospective Vendors

Recommended Reading

  • Appendix

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