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The National Football League is the most popular professional sport league in America, and one of the most celebrated entertainment organizations in the world. NFL games boast the highest average attendance of any professional sports league on the planet - 67,591 fans per game on average. With 32 teams in the League, that's a lot of seats in a lot of stadiums!
In 2009, the Empire State Building in New York City began major renovations to retrofit the building according to modern sustainability guidelines with the goal of reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions, while also generating cost savings for building administrators and tenants.
One of the greatest challenges public purchasing professionals face is figuring out how to accurately measure vendor performance. While hard deadlines and spending limits provide one-dimensional ways to determine if a project is on track and on budget, measuring the performance of individual vendors has traditionally been difficult. The many variables that can affect individual vendors and/or the progress of a project can make vendor performance management a complicated undertaking.
It's March, and that means it is time to celebrate the purchasing profession! March is Procurement Month, celebrated by The Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP) and public purchasing departments across the country. This month, we take time to thank those in public purchasing and especially our customers, which include over 1,050 government and public entities and thousands of buyers, purchasing agents and procurement professionals. Thank you for doing all that you do for your organizations and the public taxpayers.
It's been said that change happens when we least expect it. Change is also often referred to as inevitable - a powerful force that can sweep away our idea of "normal" in the blink of an eye. Rarely do we speak about change in a proactive sense, as an undertaking that we purposely set in motion to improve a situation, or to find a new and better way of doing things.