What is the Sourcing Office program development philosophy? Our philosophy is to align the interests between the buyer and the supplier and to maximize the value of the procurement relationship for everyone involved. How does Sourcing Office accomplish this objective? We are relentlessly committed to:
Making it easy to join,
to evaluate each program, to begin using each program, and to participate in the development of new programs tailored to meet your needs.
Delivering solutions that drive down the total cost associated with each product or service,
because it is not just the price of a product or service that impacts your bottom line. The actual cost of that item also includes the time and money spent to find, procure, acquire, inventory, pay for, utilize, and replace that item.
Managing down costs over time
by providing reporting tools and selecting suppliers who will work with participants to become more efficient in the utilization of that supplier’s product or service.
Working with participants
to develop programs that meet participants’ needs. We identify potential programs to evaluate in close cooperation with our participants and the supplier community. We listen, ask questions, and conduct extensive research. We constantly seek feedback and input as to what the opportunities are for us to pursue and where we can add value.
Working with suppliers to improve our program specifications.
Sourcing Office conducts research and interviews vendors and suppliers. Where are there opportunities to optimize the procurement process? What cost-avoidance practices can we implement? In what ways can we make the supplier-public sector entity relationship more effective and less expensive?
Creating best-in-class contracts
by leveraging subject matter experts in the creation of each program
You’ll find a listing of the programs that we have in place today on the left side of this page. Please send us any new program suggestions you have through the Sourcing Office feedback form HERE.