Government Procurement Month by Governor John Hickenlooper! What is the reason for such a proclamation? Government is one of the most influential and powerful of all entities when it comes to purchasing goods and services. Even in times of down economics when companies are struggling, the government continues to function. It still maintains the services required of its customers -- our taxpayers. Government procurement professionals are committed to honor and integrity, equal opportunity for competition among vendors, efficiency of processes and fairness of price. When you get a chance to meet or talk to one of these unique individuals -- the government procurement officer -- thank them for being here and doing their job.Please see the website for full details and registration. We look forward to seeing you on April 18!
At the 2016 Colorado Public Sector IT Conference, hosted by CIMA (Colorado Information Managers Association) and CGAIT (Colorado Government Association of Information Technology), OIT Procurement and Vendor Services presented Doing Business with Government - A Vendors Guide.
At the Colorado Procurement Advisory Council (PAC) meeting held on Nov. 16, 2016, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Procurement Director Janet Jones, M.Ed., Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Procurement Director Lisa Eze, and Governor’s Office of Information Technology Director of Procurement & Vendor Services Thirza Kennedy conducted a Procurement Ethics & Vendor Relations training. The notes and references used for this training are available here.Colorado Procurement Modernization Initiative.
House Bill 16-1451 requires that DPA create a procurement code working group to study ways to improve the state’s “Procurement Code.” More information on this may be found at the above link.
In the OIT Chief Financial Office, we are constantly striving for and identifying ways to provide cohesive, efficient and thorough customer service. In June 2015, we reorganized and consolidated the OIT Purchasing, Contracts and Vendor Management Offices into a single group aptly named, "OIT Procurement and Vendor Services."