Baltimore County Public SchoolsBaltimore County Public Schools implemented the Spikes Cavell Observatory to deliver improved spend and contract visibility.

 

Baltimore County Public Schools, MD has successfully deployed the Spikes Cavell Observatory to deliver improved spend visibility in support of the procurements team’s drive to make the most of every dollar spent in supporting the delivery of the education of more than 105,000 students at 174 schools, programs, and centers in the County. Baltimore County Public Schools had been working on their own databases and reporting structures for a number of years with the goal of delivering better spend visibility but was never able to fully commit the resources to do the job properly. In contrast the Spikes Cavell Observatory has been implemented with little effort and expense on the school system’s part. For the first time Baltimore County Public Schools has the right intelligence at their fingertips that helps them get a handle on where the money is going and who it’s going to in a way that supports the procurement team’s efforts to stretch short budget dollars in support of the educational mission.

We talked to Rick Gay, Purchasing Manager, about his experience to date.

For the first time now we have the right intelligence at our fingertips that truly helps us get a handle on where our money is going and who it’s going to.

Rick Gay

Purchasing Manager, Baltimore County Public Schools

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