WHEREAS, purchasing 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 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 all throughout Michigan to learn more about career opportunities in this vital field;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 2017 as Purchasing Month in Michigan.