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Legislation #: 090237 Introduction Date: 3/26/2009
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 4/5/2009
Title: Recognizing National Purchasing Month.

Legislation History
3/24/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/26/2009 Adopted

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Recognizing National Purchasing Month.


WHEREAS, the month of March is traditionally identified as a time to recognize the efforts of purchasing agents, professional associations and departments charged with purchasing for public and private organizations and governmental entities; and


WHEREAS, the purchasing division of any municipal government plays an integral role in the success of that government by providing trained professionals to deliver efficient, effective service to the City; and


WHEREAS, the knowledgeable procurement of goods and services, and the proper management of the contracts for such purchases contributes significantly to every department and to the successful functioning of City government; and


WHEREAS, last year, the Procurement Services Division of the General Services Department of the City of Kansas City, Missouri leveraged the Citys purchasing dollars to produce cost reductions and cost avoidances for the City; and


WHEREAS, the Procurement Services Division is continually making strides to incorporate effective contract management processes to manage citywide contracts for performance adherence and compliance; and


WHEREAS, the Procurement Services Division continues to strive to centralize the procurement functions of the City; and


WHEREAS, the Procurement Services Division is excited about adding additional value to the City in these tough economic times; and


WHEREAS, in recognition of the exemplary public service provided to the City of Kansas City, Missouri by members of the Purchasing Division, the Council extends its continuing gratitude; NOW, THEREFORE,




That the Mayor and Council hereby salute the Citys Procurement Services Division for its effective and efficient work; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Cedric Rowan, Manager of Procurement Services on the occasion of Purchasing Month 2009.