At Cartegraph, our goal is to help people in government operations prioritize infrastructure maintenance, spend smarter, increase productivity, and make data-driven work and asset management decisions.
From public works and water utilities to parks and facilities, one thing rings true: there has to be an easier way to buy the enterprise solution you need to capture data, analyze it, and prepare for the future. So, in the spirit of high-performance government, how does your city, state, county, or special district purchase Cartegraph work and asset management software quickly (without time consuming and costly RFP processes) and easily (minimizing risk)? Here are my top three tips:
Leverage your NASPO contract
The NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting. By leveraging the state-wide leadership and expertise with the purchasing power of their public entities, NASPO delivers reliable, competitively-sourced contracts at the best value. You can find the existing NASPO contract (Software VAR SHI Master Agreement) applicable to every government entity across the country by visiting their website now.
Piggy back off a neighboring agency's competitive bid
Every week, government agencies release RFPs for operations management systems (OMS), also known as enterprise asset management (EAM) software, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), and asset management (AM) solutions. These RFPs are commonly created by consultants who are recycling the same content over and over. And, the agencies making selections are selecting one of a few companies the vast majority of the time.
The RFP process has become an artificial exercise to arrive at a predetermined decision. Save your agency money and time by contracting off the back of a similar agency's competitive process. Not sure who you could use? Ask the vendor or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd be happy to help.
Connect directly with Cartegraph
Our entire team is devoted to helping people in government operations become more effective, efficient, and productive for their citizens. If you have any questions or are looking for more information, email me at email@example.com. I'll start you off on your high-performance journey by quickly connecting you with your point of contact.
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