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NIGP Logo Forum 2011Spikes Cavell to present at NIGP Forum 2011 25th - 29th August 2011

It’s been a busy summer for Spikes Cavell’s spend analytics team. We’ve completed the cleansing, categorization and enrichment of more than $2.7bn of public sector spend data. Our analysts have delivered 25 Savings Opportunity Assessments and made almost $180m of potential procurement related savings visible.

As a strategic partner of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Spikes Cavell is committed to bringing relevant and useful education seminars and workshops to NIGP members, you'll find us at the NIGP Services Pavillion (booth number 629 - see map) at this year's annual Forum at the Gaylord Convention Center in Maryland from August 25th to the 29th. 

In addition, senior members of Spikes Cavell will be presenting the following education sessions: 

Friday August 26th – 11:30-12:30:
Developing and Implementing a Savings Delivery Blueprint

presented by Luke Spikes - Spikes Cavell
The pressure is on. Delivering savings is no longer one of a number of initiatives fighting for time and attention. It has risen to the top of all public sector bodies' priorities. Better leveraging whatyou know about what you spend on goods and services can play a significant part in delivering cash savings. This presentation uses a real "Savings Opportunity Assessment" to illustrate how to begin to create a "Procurement Savings Blueprint" for your own organization.

Friday August 26th – 3:00-3:30 (Showcase Presentations area - Booth 140):
Spend Transparency – spotlightonspend

presented by NIGP and Spikes Cavell
It is coming. At the demand of their citizens and elected officials, more and more public sector agencies are publishing detailed data about their budgets, contracts and procurement spend online in an effort to become more transparent. States have even begun mandating transparency of public sector organizations within their state beyond state agencies. Whether you are interested in transparency or concerned that you'll be asked to implement it, this session will be a live demonstration of how you can increase the speed of delivery and decrease the staff time and resources required to achieve spend transparency.

Saturday August 27th – 11:30-12:00 (Showcase Presentations area - Booth 140):
Spend Analysis, Spend Management and Strategic Sourcing – the NIGP Observatory

presented by Luke Spikes and Jonathan White - Spikes Cavell
In order for procurement teams to save money and meet their policy goals, they should start with a clear picture of how much is spent, on what and with who. Twenty of your fellow NIGP member organizations are using the NIGP Observatory to get better visibility over their agency's spend to find savings, manage maverick buying and identify collaborative procurement opportunities in a way that was simply not possible through existing financial management and purchasing card systems. Come along and see what you could achieve with the same visibility through the NIGP Observatory in this live demonstration.

Sunday August 28th – 10:00-11:30:
A Spend Analysis Case Study – The NIGP Observatory

presented by William Ward, Purchasing Manager, City of Lee's Summit, MO; Rick Gay, Baltimore County Public Schools, Timonium, MD; Norma Hall, Program Mgr Training, Strategic Planning, Performance Measures, State of South Carolina, Columbia, SC and Jonathan White, Territory Manager – Spikes Cavell
The NIGP Observatory was launched a year ago and today, 30 organizations have participated in the process. They have already received better visibility over their expenditure to find savings which offers ways to manage maverick buying and identify cooperative purchasing opportunities. Hear the real results from those who have realized results through use of the NIGP Observatory.

Sunday August 28th 4:00-5:30:
How To Measure Savings and Show the Value of Procurement

presented by Jonathan White – Spikes Cavell
Are you looking for a way to measure the efficiencies and savings delivered by the work of your procurement team and demonstrate the value that you bring to your organization? NIGP is proud to introduce its latest member benefit, Measure. Measure is a web-based application that can capture, collate and analyze the value, type and source of efficiencies for your current and future projects. This session covers what Measure is, why an organization would want to use it, some background information on recording savings, and includes a demonstration of the tool. Your NIGP membership is more valuable than ever before and this session helps prove it.

Download the Presentation Download our full schedule (pdf)

For more information about the NIGP Forum this year, visit http://www.nigp.org/forum.

"The Annual Forum and Products Exposition is the largest North American educational conference exclusively for individuals in public procurement.  This is a once a year opportunity to engage in professional development, network with others in public procurement and the supplier community."

Published: 8/22/2011

TAGS: NIGP, National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Events, Forum, Workshops

"The spend analysis was something that was sorely needed at Tampa. Spikes Cavell and the Observatory are going to help us streamline in a lot of areas."

Gregory Spearman - City of Tampa