Leaders In Public Procurement
Sunny Path Associates, LLC is a public procurement consulting firm that provides support and training to promote compliance, knowledge and strategic value in government contracting. Our clients are public agencies that need procurement assistance and private sector businesses that want to understand how to work with the public sector.
Sunny Path has a diverse background with a blended mixture of subject-matter expertise necessary to develop the most effective, compliant procurement strategy for our clients. Our resource associates have decades of experience working in government procurement roles.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Missy moved to the Phoenix area in 2010. Prior to becoming a consultant, she worked in key procurement roles at a large high school district, as well as the State Procurement Office.
Missy Mudry is the founder and President of Sunny Path. She has worked in public procurement roles for nearly 20 years.
Throughout her career, Missy has demonstrated the intensity to move mountains. She is driven by effective procurement strategy, stakeholder objectives, deadlines, and productivity, key fundamentals that have pushed the evolution of Sunny Path.
“I believe in being a good steward of taxpayer dollars and that’s a fundamental reason why I founded Sunny Path.”
Her certifications and memberships include:
Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), National Member of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, National Member of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), Arizona Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) Member
You can connect with Missy on LinkedIn
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With our years of public procurement experience, Sunny Path has worked with clients to address many different concerns. Here are 5 of the most common:
Frequently Asked Questions
How can we ensure compliance with procurement laws and regulations?The best way to ensure compliance is to keep current with legislation, rules and policies that may/will impact the funding sources used by your entity. Communication is key with industry colleagues, partners and clients. Everything is the same yet different in procurement due to many different variables that can impact the process.
What does it mean to be responsive and responsible for a government contract award?Being responsive means that a bid, proposal, or offer fully conforms in all material respects to the solicitation and all of its requirements, in all form and substance. Responsibility means the ability of the bidder/offeror to satisfactorily perform the work, such as licensing, financial and/or labor capacity, etc.
Does your firm help public clients with procurement and then help private clients respond?No. This is prohibited by statute. Every project engagement is carefully reviewed to ensure there is no conflict of interest in our work. There may be times when Sunny Path must respectfully decline to provide services to ensure there is a clear delineation. As consultants, disclosure statements are provided to ensure there is no conflict or personal benefit gained by working on each project.
Are you sharing insider information with the vendor community?No. Sunny Path Associates values integrity and ethics on both sides of the table and strives to achieve mutually beneficial relationships between public and private clients by providing guidance regarding process and procedure. In this regard, the only information ever shared with the vendor community is guidance on how to appropriately respond to solicitation opportunities or how to generally prepare a responsive, responsible reply to a solicitation. Specific, internal public information or details that would otherwise be private, privileged, or confidential in nature (and not accessible via FOIA requests) will never be shared.
How can Sunny Path help today?We bring order to procurement chaos. Our firm answers your question of where to look and what to do next when you don’t have enough time, resources, human capital or mental energy. Whether it's in your office or virtually, we offer support and assistance when needed most.