NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, has created an excellent guidebook titled The Public Procurement Guide for Elected and Senior Government Officials.
According to NIGP:
The purpose of this guide is to help elected and senior government officials understand how public procurement can help achieve their goals or get their entity into trouble. Written from the perspective of a seasoned public official mentoring other executives new to the public sector, the guide is a pragmatic reference featuring:
- Pull-out, single-page “Quick Reference: Top 10 Things to Know About Procurement”
- “The Highly Abridged Version” introduces each of the 10 chapters and provides the key take-away points for each section
- Short, 1-3 page chapters that quickly convey the context, importance and what you need to know to leverage the greatest value from your procurement team.
The guide also drills down deeper on each issue offering helpful advice on the top 10 things to know about procurement.
This excellent guidebook demonstrates the strategic value that procurement plays in the public sector, and how non-procurement personnel can better understand the role of procurement plays in their respective organization.
To read and download the guidebook, click here.