When IACCM CEO Tim Cummins dropped me a line asking if I would be willing to extend to our audience base the organization’s latest survey seeking to understand how the shifting public sector landscape is likely going to affect government procurement professionals, I was more than pleased to accommodate the request based on my respect for Tim’s views and expertise.
Tim as you know has been a frequent guest on the PI Window on Business, usually as part of an esteemed guest panel that is charged with tackling some of the most interesting and controversial issues of the day. The survey certainly falls within this category, especially in the US where for the first time since the Great Depression countless States and Municipalities are on the verge of bankruptcy. I covered one such example of this fiscal meltdown in my January 27th, 2011 post “The State takes over Nassau County’s Finances . . . is this the first domino in what is going to become a chain reaction across the country?.”
With this in mind, I am pleased to provide you my loyal readers with the following information on this latest IACCM Survey, inviting you to take the estimated 5 minutes to weigh in with your thoughts on a very interesting question.
Public Sector Procurement: agent of change, or victim of change?
With all branches of Government facing radical shifts in public spending priorities over coming years, a key question is what impact this will have on public sector procurement professionals. There can be little question that spend management will become far more critical, yet many Procurement groups may not be equipped to handle this increased visibility and importance.
How do you see the future for public sector Procurement? Do today’s changes represent a major opportunity? How will they affect headcount and skills? These are among the questions we seek to answer through a brief survey being undertaken by the non-profit International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM). Your input will remain confidential and all participants in this survey will receive a copy of the consolidated results, which will also be presented and discussed at a forthcoming webinar.
To participate, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TheroleofProcurementinthePS
The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.