WHEREAS, purchasing professionals are responsible for executing, implementing and administrating contracts to purchase goods and services of good quality at a fair price, while maintaining relationships with internal staff and vendors; and,
WHEREAS, the purchasing profession plays a significant role in the profitability, effectiveness and efficiency of business and government in Michigan and throughout the nation; and,
WHEREAS, public sector purchasing professionals work to ensure effective use of taxpayer dollars while maintaining the highest standards of service within a competitive, fair, open and transparent procurement process; and,
WHEREAS, during this month, we join with the Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association to recognize purchasing professionals who serve and contribute greatly to industry in our state; we encourage citizens throughout Michigan to learn more about career opportunities in this vital field;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 2014 as Purchasing Month in Michigan.