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112014AnnualReportDOINGBUSINESSWITHWSSCInvestinginOurLocalCommunityWSSCISOPENFORBUSINESSAsoneofthelargestwaterandwastewaterutilitiesinthenationWSSCneedssuppliersforeverythingfromengineeringtoconstructionfromhigh-techtoheavymachinery.ToengageandsupportbusinessesWSSChostsoutreacheventsthatshowcaseopportunitiestodobusinesswiththeCommissionincludingprocurementfairscorporateroundtablessupplierdevelopmenttrainingsandconferences.TheseeventshelpuspromoteeconomicgrowthbuildcapacityamongWSSCslocalsuppliercommunityproviderelationship-buildingopportunitiesforWSSCanditssuppliersandcultivatesupplier-to-supplierrelationships.OneexampleisHowtoDoBusinesswithWSSCaneventheldatourLaurelheadquartersthreetimesayear.ThemeetingfostersrelationshipswiththesuppliercommunityandencouragessupplierstobidonawiderangeofWSSCproductsandservicesincludingeArchitectural-engineeringandconstructioneFacilitiesandmaintenanceeFleetmanagementeInformationtechnologyequipmentandsoftwareeOthertechnicalfinancialandprofessionalservices.OnJune262014WSSChelditsninthsessionbringingtogetherpotentialsupplierswithcontractmanagersandpurchasersatWSSCsProcurementOfficetolearnaboutupcomingopportunities.Hostingeventslikethisisonewaythatweinvestinthebusinesscommunitypromoteeconomicgrowthandsupportlocalsuppliers.ExpandingourpoolofsupplierscreatescompetitivebiddingthatreducescostsandresultsinmoreeffectiveandinnovateapproachestoawiderangeofchallengesfacingWSSC.COMMITTEDTOSUPPLIERDIVERSITYWSSCprovidesmanyopportunitiesforSmallLocalandMinorityBusinessEnterprisesSLMBEtodobusinesswithuswhetherdirectlywithWSSCorbysubcontractingthroughprimarysuppliers.WeencourageallofourcontractedvendorstosupportourcommitmenttosupplierdiversitybyworkingwithSLMBEfirms.TheSLMBEOfficeisdedicatedtocreatinganinclusivepurchasingenvironmentwhilebuildingsustainablerelationshipsexpandingopportunitiesandcultivatinggrowthofsmalllocalandminoritybusinessenterpriseswhichaddsvaluetotheCommissionandcommunityweserve.WSSChasworkedhardtoexpanditsvendorbasetoincludemorewoman-andminority-ownedbusinesses.InFY14WSSCePaidwomenminoritybusinesses99.9million20percentofallpayments.eAwardedover228.5million23percentofallawards.PROVIDINGBETTERRESULTSVALUEWSSCisoverhaulingitsprocurementprocesstoincreasethevaluewegetfromeverydollarwespend.Werestreamliningourapproachtopurchasingandcontractingtotakethecostsoutofbusiness.ThroughSupplyChainManagementwerebuyingsmarterwhichnotonlysavesusmoneybutprotectsourratepayerswallets.ThegoaloftheSupplyChainManagementinitiativeistosavetimeandmoneywhileattractingsupplierswhoofferhigh-qualityworkmoreeffectivelyfortheleastlife-cyclecost.Plusweretrainingourcontractmanagersandprocurementprofessionalsincostreductionandcostavoidance.Earlyresultshavebeenpromisingsofarusedonalimitednumberofprojectsthereturnoninvestmenthasbeen5to1.WhatdoesthismeanforratepayersThisdifferentapproachtodoingbusinesswillresultincontractsthatofferWSSCthebestvaluenotthosethatsimplyprovidethelowestbid.Gettingthejobdonerightthefirsttimeoftensavesmoneyinthelongrunnottomentioneliminatingfrustrationwhenrepairsextendbeyondoriginalschedulesorpavementisrepeatedlytornup.WSSCwantstoworkwithyouRegisterwiththeCentralizedBidderRegistrationSystemCBRatwww.cbr-wssc.comandcheckthesiteregularlyforbidopportunities.FY2014MWBEContractPaymentsFY2014MWBEContractAwards20238077MWBE99965604Majority391394729MWBE228579268Majority745802881