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Ever confront yourself wondering
why you didn't get that bid out on
time? Why that clause got left out
of the contract you wrote? Why you
didn't attend that conference on the
main subject about which you need
more education? Why you haven't
taken those classes and obtained
that degree that is keeping you from
a job advancement? Why you haven't
attended those classes that teach you
how to pass certification tests? Why

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you aren't assuming a leadership role in
your local, regional or national NAEP or
other procurement organization?
Whether or not you've confronted
yourself, let's do it now. Are you trying to
be the best you can be? Are you asking
your coaches, peers, managers and
NAEP leadership for help to make you
more competitive with others in your
field? Are you exerting sufficient energy
and devoting the necessary time to
help you grasp the "gold medal" when
the competition starts for a promotion
or new job opportunity? The ultimate
question is whether your school regards
you as having gold-medal potential
that just needs to be groomed-or as
Adam, full of excuses as to why you
aren't in the competition at all. It's your
choice: Do a check up from the neck up
and change what you're doing, so you
can join the competition that's trying to
take advantage of the next opportunity.
Or simply keep practicing all of the

Adam-like excuses to prove that your lot
in life isn't getting any better because, "It
ain't my fault!"
Contact me at ashbybob7@gmail.com
and let me help you go for the gold!

Bob Ashby, C.P.M., CPCM, is
retired from his position as
Director of Purchasing and
Contracts for the University of
Nevada Las Vegas, where he also
served as an Adjunct Professor
in the Management Department.
Bob has been active in NAEP
since 1997. In 2006 he received
NAEP's Distinguished Service
Award and in 2008 he won the
Mentor of the Year Award. In
2009 NAEP renamed the award
in his honor to the Bob Ashby
Mentor of the Year Award.
Email: ashbybob7@gmail.com.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018

Professional Development Notes
NAEP President Nichol Luoma
Research and Development RFP: Procurement Assists with Innovation
Training, Testing, and Incentives
Annual Meeting Wrap-Up
Certification: Which One Are You?
Evolution or Revolution? Campus Cards: Time for a New Business Model
Book Review: Building a Fund of Sustainability Knowledge, One Book at a Time—Part Nine
Best and Final: Procurement: How the Torch Gets Passed
Index to Advertisers
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - intro
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - cover1
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - cover2
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 3
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 4
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 5
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Professional Development Notes
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 7
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - NAEP President Nichol Luoma
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 9
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Research and Development RFP: Procurement Assists with Innovation
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 11
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 12
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 13
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 14
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 15
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Training, Testing, and Incentives
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 17
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Annual Meeting Wrap-Up
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 19
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Certification: Which One Are You?
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 21
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Evolution or Revolution? Campus Cards: Time for a New Business Model
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 23
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 24
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Book Review: Building a Fund of Sustainability Knowledge, One Book at a Time—Part Nine
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 26
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 27
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Best and Final: Procurement: How the Torch Gets Passed
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 29
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Index to Advertisers
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - cover3
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - cover4
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - outsert1
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - outsert2
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - outsert3
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