LANSING, Mich. -- The Governing Institute named the Department of Technology, Management and Budget’s Central Procurement Services best in the nation in a triennial review of state government purchasing operations released late last month. “We hold our role as stewards of public funds in the highest regard,” said DTMB Director Tricia Foster. “Our dedicated team is in constant pursuit of more efficient and effective purchasing procedures and this top ranking is validation of the progress we have made.”
Michigan’s ascension to the number one ranking in the 2019 Governing Institute Procurement Survey is an improvement from the ninth spot it received in 2016. The Governing Institute lauded the state’s use of multiple sourcing methods to speed up the procurement process and reduce costs as justification for the top spot. They also noted that the state’s contract monitoring plan was among the best evaluated across the nation.
“It is an honor to be recognized for the hard work placed into optimizing
In addition to the innovations cited in the Governing Institute report, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has instituted recent directives that make it easier for small and large businesses throughout Mi
With a staff of approximately 59, Central Procurement