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As an endorsed Program by both the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association (PMAA) and the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS), the PennBid Program shares many values and interests with these associations. Of these interests, providing Municipalities and Municipal Authorities with timely and relevant educational information is one of the most salient.

PennBid is proud to regularly feature content in various magazines and media outlets, including: The Authority (PMAA’s publication) and Township News (PSATS’s Publication). We greatly appreciate this opportunity, and wish to utilize our presence in a manner that benefits the Associations, their Members, Affiliate Members, and PennBid.

Our vision is to leverage PennBid’s subject-matter expertise as a lead with preparing articles (singular or multiple topics) that touch on a wide variety of issues related to the broader topic of Procurement. From legal and professional issues, to purchasing tips and Best Practices, there are numerous opportunities to help educate readers about methods, tools, options, and alternatives that promote cost savings and other efficiencies.

The POWER Of E-Procurement

September 14, 2017

Townships that are still using manual procurement methods for all their purchasing may want to step out on a limb and try e-procurement.  This electronic way of managing bids and MORE >

Procurement Best Practices (Pt 3)

August 15, 2017

In this edition, we wrap up our series on “Procurement Best Practices” by exploring a few more facets of the procurement process. Areas of opportunity for increased efficiency are highlighted, MORE >

Procurement Best Practices (Pt 2)

June 7, 2017

In this second installment in our series focusing on “Procurement Best Practices” we continue exploring various facets of the procurement process and how authorities and other public agencies, as well MORE >

Procurement Best Practices (Pt 1)

February 9, 2017

Ah, the project bidding season is upon us!  Authority staff and consultants are incredibly busy and continue to work through the laundry list of procurement code requirements, which are not MORE >

The ABC’s of Procurement Oriented Budgeting

December 17, 2016

Ah, the heart of budget season. A time when Authorities everywhere are thinking strategically about their operating costs, capital projects, long-range needs and desires, and the expectations they have within MORE >