March 2019: Procurement Month

WHEREAS, procurement professionals are responsible for executing, implementing, and administrating contracts to purchase quality goods and services at a fair price, while maintaining relationships with internal staff and vendors; and,

WHEREAS, the procurement 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 procurement 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 procurement professionals who serve and contribute greatly to industry in our state. We encourage all throughout Michigan to learn more about career opportunities in this vital field;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 2019 as Procurement Month in Michigan.