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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.

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 >

Comprehensive Cost Control

December 7, 2016

In the October edition of the Authority, we highlighted Procurement Oriented Budgeting and other important high-level concepts for organizational budgeting and planning. As a follow-up, we will examine the need and MORE >

1,001 Steps to Pain-Free Procurement

August 17, 2016

Procurement. Purchasing. Competitive Sealed Bidding. RFP’s, RFIs & RFQ’s. Public Solicitations. Quotes. Single or multi-prime contracts. Chances are, you’re familiar with these terms, and your reaction to them begins with a slight MORE >