Leveraging Resources: Making Great Procurement Decisions

Public agencies have several legal procurement avenues to help them secure products and services. The traditional bid system is not preferred by many agencies due to the inability to control the bidders. Many agencies have turned to cooperative contracts, which, when used properly, can help these agencies obtain the best materials, best services, and fair market pricing. However, some of these cooperative contracts exclude independent design professionals from helping public agencies develop the scope of work. These are the same contracts that have pricing that is significantly higher than most of the market. This presentation will show you the differences between each procurement method and how they work. There is one avenue that empowers public entities to control their outcomes by working with design professionals and obtaining fair market pricing as well as the best products and contractors.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Differentiate between the various public procurement options
  2. Explain why TIPS-USA is the superior solution for public procurement
  3. Recognize who to contact to learn more about TIPS-USA
Education Content: Beginner
Course Accreditation:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) | 0.5 AIA LU/HSW | Course Number: IND101-VERe
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) | 0.5 IIBEC CEH