Free AOP Live Webinar in partnership with Ivalua
Making the Case for Diversity in Public Procurement
Tuesday November 9th @ 11am US Eastern Time
The facts are clear - diverse and inclusive procurement programs are more competitive, able to unlock innovation faster, provide access to new markets, and deliver localized socioeconomic impact. Despite all of these benefits to a government entity and its constituents, most have yet to make a persuasive and actionable case for diversity in the public sector.
There are many challenges preventing governments from fully realizing the innovation and cost savings associated with supplier diversity. A preference for known suppliers and the complexity of onboarding suppliers into the government market are just two common barriers that limit the potential of the supplier pool.
As unprecedented federal funding flows to all levels of government, it is more important than ever that these resources are used to support diverse suppliers and build communities in alignment with federal and state stipulations. However, without modernized procurement processes it is nearly impossible for governments to track where every dollar is being spent and report back with certainty.
On November 9th at 11 am ET, join Ivalua and Art of Procurement for an AOP Live session featuring Sean Correll, the Head of Ivalua’s Public Sector team. He will answer live questions about:
- Making public sector supplier diversity discovery, onboarding, and management easier through fit-for-purpose digital procurement technologies
- The need for effective contract administration in response to new and changing regulations and legislation
- The advantage associated with making specific diversity spend commitments to incentivize municipalities and agencies to work with new suppliers and therefore drive innovation
Now is the time for all governments to implement technologies that will lower supplier barriers to entry into the government market, simplify onboarding processes, drive collaboration, and - most importantly - track and report on every dollar spent. Register today and submit your questions to our guest.
About Our Guest:
Sean has worked directly with hundreds of clients in both the public and private sectors to deliver value in strategic supply management. As the leader of the Public Sector practice at Ivalua, he ensures clients are getting full value from the Ivalua Source-to-Pay Solution at the local, state, and federal levels.
Sean advises C-Level executives on a regular basis and has been featured in a variety of books (Essentials of Supply Chain Management), newspapers (USA Today), and internet media sites (Yahoo! News).
Prior to joining Ivalua, Sean held sales and operational leadership roles in several supply chain technology organizations.
Sean also worked as an executive in a “Big 6” consulting firm and served for 8+ years as a Flight Officer in the US Navy. Sean has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Vanderbilt University and a Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University.
Ivalua is a leading provider of cloud-based Spend Management solutions. Our complete, unified platform empowers businesses to effectively manage all categories of spend and all suppliers, increasing profitability, lowering risk and improving employee productivity. Trusted by hundreds of the world’s most admired brands and recognized as a leader by Gartner and other analysts, Ivalua maintains the industry’s leading 98%+ customer retention rate.