The past few weeks have seen a lot of growth for the project. The Iowa Public Procurement Association has signed on as a Supporting Organization this week, with future plans to adopt the Values & Guiding Principles.
We have also seen increased interest from various stakeholders, and this week we welcomed Dr. Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the Review Team.
In addition to this exciting news, the first two Standards, Strategic Procurement Planning and Performance Management are now in the final review stage. The third Standard, Performance Measurement, will remain open for public comment through this weekend. Finally, the fourth Standard, Performance Metrics, is in the hands of the Focus Group for initial review, prior to being released for public comment.
The fifth Standard, Cooperative Purchasing, is currently being planned and is expected to be underway within the next few weeks. We are looking forward to working with a new Focus Group for this Standard, and will be reaching out to Review Team members and other stakeholders accordingly that will help us with the development of this Standard.