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EVENTS

Spikes Cavell regularly sponsors and participates in important industry events as well as providing education and training sessions that count towards CPPO and CPPB certification and recertification.  Some training sessions are free to NIGP Chapters and at a low cost to other public sector procurement organizations.

We encourage you to join us and take the opportunity to engage directly with your peers and hear the latest key issues, policies and solutions to the challenges of delivering cash savings and efficiencies without compromising front-line services.

RECENT EVENTS


Spend Analysis 101: Introduction to Spend Analysis and Spend Management

Tuesday February 25th, 1:00PM EST

The Introduction to Spend Analysis and Spend Management session is a practical presentation designed for any government procurement professional who is concerned with procurement transformation, in particular identification of savings opportunities. Every agency has the raw data available for a spend analysis exercise, but not necessarily the time, resources, or expertise necessary to carry out the data transformation required. In other cases, the agency just needs some initial guidance and can begin the process on their own, or refine their existing spend analysis processes slightly to achieve a better outcome.

Whether you want to carry out a spend analysis exercise in house, utilize a procurement consultant, or any variation in between, this session takes the audience through a system independent view of the basics of spend analysis, how an organization would carry out a spend analysis exercise and how this enables you to identify and implement a robust spend management program. Lastly the session will cover a number of examples of ways to help identify and realize savings opportunities for your agency. 

 

Spend 201 - Now That You Have The Data, What Do You Do With It?

Tuesday March 4th, 1:00PM EST

NIGP and Spikes Cavell began presenting "Spend Analysis 101: An Introduction to Spend Analysis and Spend Management" in 2011. Since then, more than 2,000 NIGP members have heard the story. Isn't it time to take the next steps? Hear real life examples and receive practical guidance on how to actually use the results of a spend analysis. We heard your quests and we listened. Now, we want to share the answers using some real spend data.

 

NIGP Forum 2013NIGP Forum 2013

August 24th to August 28th 2013

Spikes Cavell will be present at NIGP Forum 2013 in Orlando, FL. As one of NIGP’s strategic alliance partners you’ll find us alongside the NIGP at booth 801 during the Products Exposition. You’ll also find us delivering workshops, presentations, demonstrations and case studies that include:

  • Everyone Wants Transparency - FOIA, Transparency and You: Tuesday August 27th at 1:45PM
  • Spend Analysis 201: Now That You Have The Data, What Do You Do With It?: Wednesday August 28th at 9:45AM
  • What's Procurement Worth?: Wednesday August 28th at 12:30PM

Be sure to come by Booth 801 to pick up your free copy of the Guide to Procurement Savings

The Guide To Procurement Savings demonstrates how our customers use spend analysis to:

The Guide to Procurement Savings includes the six steps above, providing you with examples and descriptions of each step of the process. The potential return on investment of following these six steps, both in terms of dollars and cents and in reputation for your department, is huge, and we’ve made the costs of getting started affordable for organizations of any size.

More information on NIGP Forum >>

Spend Analysis on Steroids- Raising Your Department's Image

November 8th 2012

Bill Ward, MBA, CPPO, Purchasing Manager at City of Lee's Summit, MO presented this webinar on raising your procurement department's image through spend analysis.

Spend Analysis and Spend Management has become more than just buzz words in Public Procurement. While many Procurement Departments carry out these tasks today, few have taken the proactive steps to become the consultant on the topic for their entities. Taking the spend data and other information from your accounting system this session will explore how to use this data and transform it into a Departmental Annual Spend Review for Departmental Directors and Managers. These reviews will assist Departments in identifying spend patterns and guide departments on the use of their ever shrinking budget resources. The outcome is a win-win for the Procurement Department and Departmental Director/Manager.

Watch the recorded webinar


EDUCATION WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE

Spend Analysis 101: An Introduction to Spend Analysis and Spend Management

Delivered on-site or as a webinar

"An Introduction to Spend Analysis and Spend Management" is a practical presentation designed for any public sector procurement professional who is concerned with procurement transformation, in particular identification of savings opportunities. The presentation will take you through a system independent view of the basics of spend analysis, how this enables you to implement a spend management program, and an example seven step program to help identify and realize savings opportunities for your agency.

To book a speaker to deliver the Spend Analysis 101 session, either in person or by webinar for your group, please contact Spikes Cavell on (800) 990 0228 or by e-mail at observatory@spikescavell.com.

How to MEASURE savings and demonstrate value

Delivered on-site or as a webinar

Year in and year out, procurement professionals make significant contributions toward efficiencies and cost savings for their organizations.   Building on the work of NIGP's Past President, Paul Brennan's winning 2009 NIGP Innovations In Public Procurement Award and Spikes Cavell's work in the United Kingdom, NIGP is pleased to provide its National Member agencies with a FREE new tool for recording and reporting on delivered savings called MEASURE. This presentation will cover what Measure is, what it does, why you want to use it, and what benefits it can provide your procurement team.

To book a speaker to deliver the MEASURE session, either in person or by webinar for your group, please contact Spikes Cavell on (800) 990 0228 or by e-mail at observatory@spikescavell.com.

"Spikes Cavell demonstrate a real shining example of how spend analysis should be done."

Debbie Groat - Anne Arundel County Public Schools