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<br /> www.govpro.com SEPTEMBER 2021<br /> Keep<br /> Getting<br /> Better<br /> Cooperative procurement<br /> evolves to meet changing needs<br /> PLUS:<br /> Taking the lead on<br /> cooperative contracts<br /> Success by association<br /> 5 lessons to learn from<br /> fleet management<br /> MADE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF<br /> MAKIN' YOU<br /> LOOK GOOD.<br /> With no surprises, a low cost of ownership,<br /> and a simple buying process, Grasshopper helps<br /> you get right down to business with a purchase<br /> you feel good about and a decision you can<br /> take pride in—not to mention a zero-turn mower<br /> that's built to last. Available on federal, state and GRASSHOPPERMOWER.COM/GOV<br /> national cooperative contracts.<br /> @2021 The Grasshopper Company<br<a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 1" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=1"> www.govpro.com </a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 2" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=2"> MADE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF MAKIN' YOU LOOK GOOD.</a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 3" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=3"> CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 2021 VOLUME 29, NO. 3 </a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 4" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=4"> PERSPECTIVES [editor's note] ponderable PROCUREME</a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 5" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=5"> Conference: September 27-30, 2021 Exhibit</a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 6" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=6"> HOTTOPICS [purchase planning] FIVE LESSONS PROC</a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 7" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=7"> we celebrated the first hybrid vehicle in our fle</a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 8" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=8"> HOTTOPICS [purchase planning] governments buy</a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 9" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=9"> while others outsourced those responsibilities an</a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 10" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=10"> HOTTOPICS [co-op contracts] </a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 11" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=11"> Cummins says the cooperative contract that R</a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 12" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=12"> HOTTOPICS [co-op contracts] ADVICE FOR PROSPE</a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 13" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=13"> </a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 14" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=14"> IN DEPTH [co-op procurement] </a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 15" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=15"> they are looking for more than just contracts. Th</a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 16" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=16"> IN DEPTH [co-op procurement] services needed,</a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 17" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=17"> Upon completing that research, the FSTF recommend</a> <a title="Third Quarter 2021 page 18" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ffac86d?page=18"> BACK PAGE [darin matthews] Success By Associati</a>