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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 Winterize Your Organization to Prevent Employee & Equipment Downtime

January 5, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, Fleet, Parks & Recreation, Cooperative Purchasing

Crews across the country are battling a “Season of Shivers," which is the theme of this year's Farmer’s Almanac winter weather forecast of “bone-chilling with below-average temperatures across most of the United States.” Procurement leaders are working to ensure their school or agency’s crew members have the best equipment to prevent product repairs, downtime, damage and injury due to weather. 

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3 Values Unlocked by a Cooperative's Lead Agencies

December 14, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Higher Education, Cooperative Purchasing

Now more than ever, public agencies are recognizing the value and need for a strong procurement  team as purchasing has proven to be nimble and creative through challenges over the last two years. As you’re working with a lean procurement department, maybe just a team of one, having a cooperative purchasing organization in your strategy is a best practice saving you time, money and resources. 

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The Shift From Transactional to Strategic Procurement

December 1, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, K-12 Education, Local & State Government, Higher Education, Cooperative Purchasing

During the workdayhow often do you get caught up on the price of a product you’re working to procure? There’s no fault in your attention to detail and tendency to spend too much time on transactions. Your dedication is valued as your school or organization relies on you to manage purchase orders, RFPs, invoices, delivery schedules, and all involved documentationeven when you might not have enough time or resources.

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Strengthen Your Cyber Security Solutions Through Cooperative Purchasing

September 24, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in K-12 Education, Business Products & Solutions, Local & State Government, Information Technology

With remote network access, cloud applications, mobile devices and plentiful online opportunities in today’s digital workplace and classroom, your risk of cyber crime exposure increases. IT industry insiders report that there are 30,000 websites being hacked each day across the world, and several organizations' online systems are breached up to five times throughout the year.

Procurement teams can leverage cooperative purchasing to get ahead of these cyber criminals and incorporate powerful protective solutions for the IT infrastructure within your school system, organization, or agency.

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School Ventilation Must Knows: How to Help Improve Air Quality

September 9, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, K-12 Education

With students and staff back in the classroom for in-person learning, an administrator's priority is to ensure that each child and teacher is protected from COVID-19 and other health risks.

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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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