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Customer Applause Series – Hillsborough County Aviation Authority

Today we’re introducing our new Customer Applause Series. This is our opportunity to share the ideas and innovations that make our customers stand out as leaders in public procurement.

Our first Customer Applause post was submitted by Jean Clark, Periscope’s Director of Procurement Transformation Services.

Hillsborough County Aviation Authority demonstrated a best in class approach to strategic planning. The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority supports the operations of Tampa International Airport and the following three general aviation airports: Peter O. Knight, Plant City and Tampa Executive.

The Authority’s mission, vision, and strategic goals are clearly driven down to each department and further to each individual employee, a level of detail not always seen in strategic planning initiatives. The organization’s strategic plan is available online for the public, while the Procurement Department’s strategic plan is shared via an intranet for employee accountability. Overall, this best in class initiative is focused on transparency and accountability.

Another element worthy of applause is the Mistakes That Could Cost You document prepared by the Procurement Department to provide the vendor community assistance and helpful reminders in the submittal of proposals. It is intended to help vendors avoid mistakes that can cause their bid or proposal to be rejected. This is a straightforward and informative tool that could be modeled by others.

Hats off to the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority. Consider yourself applauded by the Periscope Team!


Congratulations to the 2014 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award Recipients!

Periscope congratulates our customers who have been awarded the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (AEP) for 2014 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI). The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit organizations based on their Innovation, Professionalism, E-Procurement, Productivity, and Leadership.

This program encourages the development of excellence as well as continued organizational improvement in procurement. Congratulations to the following Periscope customers for their recognition as 2014 AEP Honorees:

• Arizona Department of Administration
• City of Chandler, Arizona
• City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
• City of Huntsville, Texas
• City of Tucson, Arizona
• Harris County, Texas
• Kern County, California
• San Bernardino County, California
• Sonoma County, California
• Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Click here for the full list of 2014 AEP Award recipients.

In addition to NPI, the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award is sponsored by the California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO), Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), the Texas Public Purchasing Association (TxPPA), and The Canadian Public Procurement Council/Conseil canadien des marchés publics (CPPC-CCMP).

Congratulations to all the honorees from Periscope Holdings!


10 Reasons to Attend NIGP Forum

Follow the conversation leading up to Forum on Twitter: #NIGPFORUM2014

Visit Periscope in Booth #506 at NIGP Forum! You will also find us in the NIGP Services Pavilion (Booth #501) at the NIGP Code and NIGP Consulting pods. Get all of the details about NIGP Forum here. See you in Philadelphia!


Periscope Featured in New Issue of Government Procurement Magazine

The new issue of Government Procurement Magazine is online now – find it here! This is the special NIGP Forum issue that previews the 69th Annual Conference and Product Expo that takes place next month in Philadelphia. Periscope is prominently featured in this issue with a Hot Topics article entitled “Purpose-Based Procurement: Do You Know Your Real Purpose?” by Periscope President and CEO, Brian Utley, on pages 10-11.

Periscope is also listed on page 27 as a Forum Products Expo Legacy Exhibitor — Periscope is the only company that has been exhibiting at NIGP Forum for 20+ years!

We hope to see you at Forum, which begins one month from today! You’ll find Periscope in Booth #506, and you’ll also find friendly Periscope faces in the NIGP Services Pavilion (Booth #501) at the NIGP Code and NIGP Consulting pods. You can learn more about NIGP Forum and register here. Let the countdown begin – one month until NIGP Forum 2014!


A Big Thank You to NACUBO!

The Periscope Team thanks NACUBO for a fantastic Annual Meeting in Seattle! This was our first time to be part of the Expo at NACUBO’s Annual Meeting, and we are grateful for the opportunity to meet face-to-face with higher education professionals to discuss the current procurement challenges they are facing. It was a first-class event that we look forward to attending again next year!

We know what it takes to plan a high-caliber conference, and our hats are off to the NACUBO team for a job well done!


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