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Using Vendor Benchmark Data to Determine a Cost-Effective Leak Detection Program

Using Vendor Benchmark Data to Determine a Cost-Effective Leak Detection Program

May 28, 2024 at 8:20 am 0 comments

By Paul Gagliardo The typical municipal procurement process utilizes the age old “low bid” process. A detailed specification is created, and vendors provide a sealed bid. The low bid wins and the agency hopes it gets what it really wants. This works with static productsRead More

Commentary: Climate Initiatives Stifle with Stuck-in-the-Past Equipment Purchasing

Commentary: Climate Initiatives Stifle with Stuck-in-the-Past Equipment Purchasing

August 21, 2023 at 10:45 am 0 comments

By Soren Rasmussen Protecting the environment has never been so high on the agenda. So, isn’t it peculiar that in the wastewater industry, almost everything is still archaically structured to purchasing the cheapest possible equipment, which can all too soon end up as waste thatRead More

eBook: Best Value Procurement for the Modern Water Utility

eBook: Best Value Procurement for the Modern Water Utility

September 21, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Public water and wastewater utilities in the United States face a number of challenges on a regular basis. One that is often underreported is procurement and supply management. For water utilities, this refers to the process by which the organization acquires products, supplies, new technologies,Read More

Will Supply Management Be Added to the List of Challenges to Water Utility Managers?

Will Supply Management Be Added to the List of Challenges to Water Utility Managers?

August 13, 2020 at 8:23 am 0 comments

By Jim Baehr Water utilities were already facing a long list of challenges before COVID-19. Add to the list employee health protection, shutoff moratoriums, intensified affordability issues, unstable cash flow, the inability to foresee the “new normal” and matters become more complicated. It’s probable theRead More

Great Project Outcomes Start at the Source: Download the FREE eBook

Great Project Outcomes Start at the Source: Download the FREE eBook

May 13, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Did you know that implementing purpose-built software can significantly improve bid and RFP outcomes for water procurement professionals, the organizations they work for and the communities they serve? With sourcing software, teams can effectively engage stakeholders, evaluate vendor data and ensure high-quality, cost effective serviceRead More

Is Open Procurement Really About Procurement?

Is Open Procurement Really About Procurement?

April 1, 2019 at 9:48 am 0 comments

At a time when the focus should be on innovation and best value, the argument rages on over materials and price. These arguments are evidence that the role of procurement in the municipal water sector is misunderstood, undervalued or worse, both. By Jim Baehr AtRead More

Is Supply Management in Your Mission Statement? …Maybe It Should Be.

Is Supply Management in Your Mission Statement? …Maybe It Should Be.

August 22, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Jim Baehr There’s no doubt that articulating the vision and mission of your water utility is necessary. They communicate your core purpose – your brand – the utility’s fundamental reason for being. Building a brand on ‘purpose’ is becoming more and more important. It’sRead More