PROCUREMENT STAGES

Resources to assist you no matter where you are in the purchasing process

It can be hard to stay up-to-date with everything these days. Wouldn’t it be great to have Insider’s access to helpful information related to the procurement process? You’ve come to the right place! The Procurement Insider has resources to help you every step of the way. Start at the beginning or browse to the stage that is most relevant to you.

Current Articles

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Tightening Supply for Environmentally-Friendly Silicone

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Set Strategy , plastics, silicone, environmental issues, plastic alternatives
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Bans Affect Demand for Chemicals

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Chemicals, Plastics, Regulation, Environmental Policy
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Negotiation Brief: Human Resources Software

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , HR, Human Resources, Software, Negotiation
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Suppliers Need Water and Care

  • Identify Suppliers , Negotiate, Reduce Risk , Vendor Relationship Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Vendor Consolidation
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Writing an RFP? Stop Making These 3 Mistakes!

  • , Conduct RFP Strategy , RFP, Request for Proposal
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Crafting a Winning RFP

  • Conduct RFP Strategy , RFP, Request for Proposal
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ProcurementIQ Releases RFP Builder

  • Conduct RFP Strategy , Save Time, Set Strategy , RFP, RFX, Request for Proposal
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RFPs Gone Wild: What Happens to Poorly Written RFPs

  • Conduct RFP Strategy , RFP, Request for Proposal
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The 5 W’s of RFPs

  • Conduct RFP Strategy , RFP, RFX, Request for Proposal
  • Market News

3D Printing to Revolutionize MaaS

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Save Time, Save Money , 3D printing, Manufacturing, Manufacturing as a Service
  • Market News

Supply Chains Enter the Blockchain Era

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Implement & Measure, Reduce Risk , Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Contract Management
  • Market News

Negotiation Brief: IT Consulting Services

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Technology, Consulting
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Time to Implement a Supplier Diversity Program

  • Identify Suppliers , Implement & Measure, Set Strategy , Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Diversity, Supplier Optimization
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Has Your Organization Set Up a Supplier Development Program?

  • Identify Suppliers , Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Optimization, Vendor Consolidation
  • Market News

3D Printers: Navigating the Market

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Save Money , Manufacturing, Technology
  • Market News

After Years of Falling Prices, 2017 Marked an Explosion for Natural Gas

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Oil & Gas, LNG, Oil & Gas Production
  • Market News

Low Fuel Prices and Steady Demand Keep Railroad Operators Chugging Along

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Transportation, Logistics, Rail Cargo, Oil Prices
  • Articles & Insights

How Public Procurement Can Benefit from Blockchain

  • Implement & Measure , Reduce Risk , Blockchain, Technology, Government Procurement
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Game Theory Negotiations: Are You Striving for the Win or the Win-Win?

  • Negotiate , Set Strategy , Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Strategy, Negotiation Strategy, Market Intelligence
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

4 Best Practices for Using Market Intelligence in the Sourcing Process

  • Identify Suppliers , Conduct RFP Strategy, Negotiate , Market Intelligence, Market Research, Category Management
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

How Well Do You Know Your Suppliers?

  • Identify Suppliers , Reduce Risk , Vendor Consolidation, Vendor Relationship Management, Supplier Optimization, Supplier Management
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How to Consolidate Suppliers and Reduce Costs

  • Identify Suppliers , Negotiate, Reduce Risk , Vendor Relationship Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Optimization, Vendor Consolidation
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Honey, I Shrunk My Supplier Base - Using Vendor Consolidation to Cut Costs

  • Identify Suppliers , Negotiate, Reduce Risk , Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Optimization, Vendor Consolidation
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Negotiation Brief: Contract Management Software

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Contract Management, Software
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Supplier Diversity: What’s In It For You?

  • Identify Suppliers , Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Diversity, Supplier Optimization
  • Tools and Worksheets

The Information You Need, No Matter the Project

  • Identify Suppliers , Conduct RFP Strategy , Market Intelligence, Market Research, Category Research
  • Articles & Insights

Global Sourcing with ProcurementIQ

  • Assess Opportunity , International Contracts, Global Sourcing, Globalization
  • Articles & Insights

If You’re Still Using Google for Category Research, You’re Doing It Wrong

  • Assess Opportunity , Save Money, Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Category Research, Market Intelligence, Market Research
  • Tools and Worksheets

No Matter the Category, We've Got a Report For It

  • Assess Opportunity , Market Intelligence, Market Research
  • Articles & Insights

Make Data Manageable with the ProcurementIQ Data Wizard

  • Assess Opportunity , Save Time , Data Wizard, Market Data
  • Tools and Worksheets

Assessing an Opportunity: The First Step in the Procurement Process

  • Assess Opportunity , Procurement Strategy
  • Market News

Panama Canal Expansion Spurs Growth in the Shipping Market and Beyond

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Set Strategy , Cargo Transportation
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiating a Win in Difficult Markets

  • Negotiate , Evaluate Supply Market, Conduct RFP Strategy, Set Strategy , Negotiation Strategy
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Trends in Software: Automating Procurement and Business Operations

  • Assess Opportunity , Develop Business Requirements, Negotiate, Set Strategy , Procurement Technology
  • Market News

Honeywell to Sell Off Two of its Lucrative Business Units

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , A&M
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: HVAC System Construction & Maintenance

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Negotiation Strategy
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Gas and Globalization: How Rising Production Affects Buyers

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Oil & Gas, Globalization
  • Articles & Insights

Drones Set to Help Businesses Take Off

  • Develop Business Requirements , Implement & Measure, Save Time, Save Money , Commercial Drones
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OPEC Cuts While U.S. Shale Booms: The Effects on Oil’s Supply Chain

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Save Money, Set Strategy , Supply Chain Risk, Oil & Gas
  • Market News

DowDuPont Merger Creates Single Chemical Giant

  • Identify Suppliers , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Reduce Risk , A&M
  • Articles & Insights

#Learning: Understanding a new Category

  • Assess Opportunity , Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market , Professional Development
  • Market News

Deal Alert: United Technologies’ $22 billion takeover of Rockwell Collins

  • Identify Suppliers , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money, Reduce Risk , A&M
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Strategic Sourcing: How Government Agencies Can Maximize Their ROI

  • Negotiate , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money, Set Strategy , Strategic Sourcing
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Public Procurement & Negotiating in Difficult Markets

  • Negotiate , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Conduct RFP Strategy, Save Money , Procurement research
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Cooperative Purchasing Best Practices From a Seasoned Procurement Officer

  • Assess Opportunity , Identify Suppliers, Negotiate, Set Strategy , Best Practices, Procurement Strategy
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Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q1 2017

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy , Macroeconomic Update
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: Procurement Software

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Negotiation Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Detecting Fake News and Baloney During Procurement Research

  • Assess Opportunity , Identify Suppliers, Save Time, Reduce Risk , Procurement research
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Government Procurement's Focus on Rules Compliance

  • Assess Opportunity , Set Strategy , Procurement, Compliance
  • Market News

Firms Rally Against the FCC on Net Neutrality Day of Action

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Set Strategy , Regulation, Net Neutrality, Internet Services
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

7 Common Mistakes During the RFP Process

  • Conduct RFP Strategy , Negotiate, Set Strategy , Best Practices, RFP Process
  • Market News

Gas Giants Praxair and Linde Group Complete Deal to Merge

  • Identify Suppliers , Set Strategy , A&M
  • Market News

Proposed Regulation Rollbacks Renew the Net Neutrality Debate

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Save Money, Set Strategy , Regulation, Net Neutality, Internet Services
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

4 Tips for Creating a Thorough RFP Process

  • Conduct RFP Strategy , Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Procurement Strategy, RFP Process
  • Market News

A Global Gas Market Is Only Natural

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Identify Suppliers, Reduce Risk , Natural Gas, Oil & Gas
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: Contingent Workforce Management Services

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Negotiation Strategy
  • Articles & Insights

What is the Digital Transformation of Procurement Really About?

  • Implement & Measure , Set Strategy , Digital Procurement, Blockchain
  • Articles & Insights

Procured in the USA

  • Identify Suppliers , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy , Procurement research
  • Market News

Zooming in on the Body Camera Market

  • Develop Business Requirements , Save Time, Save Money , Security, Body Cameras
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Jennifer Obergfell, Assistant Manager-Global Procurement

  • Identify Suppliers , Assess Opportunity, Conduct RFP Strategy, Negotiate, Set Strategy , Market Research
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Trump’s Budget Blueprint & Government Procurement

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy , Policy
  • Market News

Climate Change, Policy Shifts and the Corporate World

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Set Strategy , Environmental Policy
  • Articles & Insights

The New Interactive: Teaching & Technology in the 21st Century

  • Assess Opportunity , Develop Business Requirements, Set Strategy , Technology
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Peter Z. McKay, Business Librarian at the University of

  • Assess Opportunity , Negotiate , Market Research
  • Articles & Insights

Price & Profit: Effects of the 2017 Oil & Gas Recovery

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Set Strategy , Oil & Gas
  • Market News

After Weak Demand, Global Airfreight Market to Take Off

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Reduce Risk , Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Risk
  • Market News

Calming the Bubble in Deep-Sea Cargo Markets

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Reduce Risk , Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Risk
  • Market News

Growing Markets: A Look at Trends in the Landscaping Industry

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Set Strategy , Logistics, Supply Chain Risk
  • Market News

Panama Canal Catalyst for U.S. Transportation Sector

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Set Strategy , Transportation, Trade, Supply Chain Risk
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Paula Petersen, Procurement Director at PRIDE Industries

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Market Research
  • Articles & Insights

Why the RFP Is the Enemy of Innovation

  • Conduct RFP Strategy , Procurement Strategy
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: Security Guard Services

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Negotiation Strategy
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Rob Handfield, Executive Director of NC State University

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Supply Chain Management
  • Market News

Five Emerging Markets to Watch in 2017

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Set Strategy , Regulation
  • Market News

OPEC Cuts & Climbing Oil Prices

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Set Strategy , OPEC, Oil & Gas
  • Market News

The OFSE Market & GE-Baker Hughes Partnership

  • Identify Suppliers , Evaluate Supply Market, Reduce Risk , Oil & Gas, M&A
  • Articles & Insights

Spend Smarter This Holiday Season

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Save Money , Retail Industry
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: Management Consulting Services

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Negotiation Strategy
  • Market News

Blowback From Flowback: Push For Groundwater Alternatives

  • Assess Opportunity , Set Strategy , Water Infrastructure, Water Treatment
  • Market News

Bankruptcy Woes: Hanjin Makes Waves Across the World

  • Identify Suppliers , Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Risk
  • Articles & Insights

The Highs & Lows of Extreme Price Volatility

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Save Money, Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Price Volatility
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Up Your Energy Efficiency And Save Money In The Process

  • Develop Business Requirements , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money , Energy Effieciency, Energy Consumption
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Negotiation Brief: Facilities Management Services

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Negotiation Strategy
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Advertisers Going for Gold During 2016 Summer Olympics

  • Set Strategy , Develop Business Requirements , Advertising, Digital Media, Social Media
  • Market News

New FAA Guidelines Pave Way for Expanding Commercial Drone Sales

  • Assess Opportunity , Set Strategy , Regulation, Commercial Drones
  • Market News

Summer Surge: No Dog Days For Construction

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Save Money, Set Strategy , Construction Activity, Compliance, OSHA
  • Articles & Insights

Online Job Posting: Planning for This Year’s Hiring Season

  • Identify Suppliers , Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money , Recruiting, Talent Acquisition
  • Articles & Insights

Grim Outlook for Oil and Gas Markets

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity , Oil and Gas, OPEC
  • Market News

Innovation in Creation: Demand Rises While Prices Drop for 3D Printing M

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Develop Business Requirements , 3D Printing, Manufacturing, R&D
  • Market News

Wood Pulp & Paper Prices Continue to Rise

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Save Money , Commodity Trends, Consumer Spending, E-Commerce, Industrial Production
  • Market News

Landmark Climate-Change Agreement and the Public Sector

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Landmark Climate Change, Federal Government, Greenhouse Gas Emissions