Cooperative procurement has become a widely accepted practice to help local and state governments save time and money.
This practice has evolved to cover many products and services emergency services organizations need to purchase. This means officials such as trustees, directors, commissioners, chiefs, administrators, etc. have another tool to save money and reduce overhead while ensuring they get the products they want for their organization.
Learn how cooperative procurement programs work and how they can be utilized. (vailable cooperative purchasing options will be reviewed during the webinar). Topics covered include:
- Public procurement trends
- Defining cooperative procurement
- Understanding how cooperative procurement works
- Best practices in cooperative procurement
The presenter, Crosby Grindle, is President of Cooperative Services, LLC and is on the Board of Directors for the Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Association (FEMSA). He currently works with Sourcewell to lead their public safety cooperative procurement initiative. Formerly, he served as the President of NPPGov, a national cooperative procurement organization and served on the Board of Directors for the National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP).
He has held several leadership positions in public safety association management including Director of Professional Development for the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). His local government career began in the fire service where he served as a chief officer and project manager for city administration.
Crosby received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from the University of Virginia, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Virginia Tech and completed the four-year National Fire Academy Exec