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OMNIA Partners is the largest and most experienced purchasing organization for public and private sector procurement.

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How to Re-Staff Quickly and Efficiently Without Introducing Risk to Your Organization

December 3, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Business Products & Solutions

As you navigate how to return to the workplace and balance COVID-19 exposure concerns, finding and hiring talent may seem a bit intimidating.  Acro Service Corporation, our staffing solutions partner, and Accurate, our background screening partner, teamed up for a roundtable discussion on how to re-staff quickly and efficiently without introducing risk to your organization. 

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UC Procurement: Behind-the-Scenes but on the Frontline

November 9, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Higher Education

The University of California is nationally-renowned and viewed as a leader in the public sector procurement industry. Their astounding response to COVID-19 sourcing challenges were highlighted in this month's issue of the Educational Procurement Journal, published by the National Association of Education Procurement (NAEP). See below for the full article:

 

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How to Purchase for Workplace Distancing

June 26, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

With the “new norm” emerging, it’s necessary for agencies to reevaluate how they’re going to maintain social distancing to protect employees from transmission of infectious diseases. Whether you’re preparing for returning staff or shutting down to take measures on existing procedures, workplace safety is the topic of a lot of discussions, but what are next steps for procurement to take in order to make their impact on business safety? What areas do considerations need to be made for? 

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OMNIA Partners Helps Denver Stay Ahead of The Pandemic Curve

May 20, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Local & State Government

Lance Jay, Chief Procurement Officer at the City and County of Denver in Colorado, says local governments are facing market and workforce challenges in COVID-19. "Goods and services are not readily available and as a city we are seeing price inflation as demand across the globe far exceeds the supply."

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How Cooperative Contracts Can Overcome Procurement Challenges

January 16, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Local & State Government

Kirkland Wash, a city of almost 88,000 on the eastern shores of Lake Washington, often relies on cooperative agreements says its financial operations manager, Greg Piland.

Meeting the procurement needs in Kirkland, Wash., a city of almost 88,000 on the eastern shores of Lake Washington, is a major task with increasing demands, says its financial operations manager, Greg Piland. 
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How (And Why) You Should Get Strategic with Procurement

January 14, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement

A procurement strategy is essential when assessing the direction of a public entity, like state and local government agencies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations – all of which face expense pressures and tight budgets.

Implementing a comprehensive procurement strategy helps procurement staff to handle their diverse range of responsibilities and acts as a guide for the organization’s long-term goals and action plans. There are many types of procurement strategies, with organizations typically focusing on cost reduction, risk mitigation, and leveraging supplier relationships. However, a successful procurement strategy should be an organization-wide process that is tailored to meet the needs of an agency.
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How the Multi-Generational Workforce Can Shape the Future of Public Procurement

October 30, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Business Products & Solutions

A rapidly changing workforce, integrated with the advent of the digital era, is shifting the way procurement operates. Younger generations entering the public sector workforce are proposing improvements to current processes that questions the status quo. For the first time in modern age, five generations are present at work –Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Gen Z.

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Governments Are Finding New Ways to Benefit From Cooperative Purchasing

October 14, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Local & State Government

Cooperative purchasing is more dynamic and effective than ever for government entities. The growing trend of using cooperative purchasing has driven surprising savings, superior results and flexibility for a wide array of government groups.

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HVAC Maintenance Tips to Reduce Costs

August 29, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure

Saving costs on your facilities energy usage can allow you to reallocate funds to other facilities needs. OMNIA Partners understands the importance of keeping your facilities in top condition, so we've partnered with Grainger to provide some tips to help you reduce costs. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems combine all climate control technologies into one package. All sizes of facilities can benefit from an integrated HVAC system that reduces overall climate control costs while improving working conditions.

The HVAC equipment alone doesn’t yield efficiency—they must be properly maintained, have coordinated technology and energy-efficient practices to provide consistent heating and cooling. Estimated savings can help you prioritize investments to best reduce costs and improve efficiency.

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Cooperative Purchasing Yields Procurement Benefits

August 17, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners

Procurement professionals who have never used a cooperative purchasing organization typically have a lot of questions about the value of such an approach.  

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