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ChangeModernizationCollaborationandProgress.10PROCUREMENTBuyingSmarterFromPaperclipstoPipesWeneeditallOurProcurementOfficeisevolvingworkingtodevelopatransformationalstrategythatwillleadtoincreasedinternalcollaborationandcost-savingopportunitiesoneverythingwebuy.InFY13wefocusedontakingWSSCprocurementinanewmoderndirection.TheplanistogetevenbettervalueforourratepayersdollarslayingthegroundworkforSupplyChainManagementdesignedtodrivecostsoutofthebusiness.KeyFY13ProcurementAccomplishmentsIncludeeAwardedamountof746.3millionincreasedincomparisontothe703milliontotalcontractsawardedinFY2012.eNewlyregistered742firmsintheCentralizedBidderRegistrationsystemexceedingourtargetof336by221percent.eDevelopedmorethan20businesspoliciesandprocedurestosupportSLMBEregulationsadoptedinFY12.eAwarded186millioninMinorityWomenBusinessEnterpriseMWBEcontractsinFY1325percentoftotalawardsandanincreaseof57millionfromFY12.eCompleted11formalcontractingandprocurementtrainingclassesforover70employeesandbusinesses.eReceivedthelargestsolicitationresponsetodatefromtheITBasicOrderAgreementwith108suppliers.eHostedthreeHowtoDoBusinesswithWSSCeventswhichattractedmorethan300newsuppliers.IverymuchenjoyedtheHowtoDoBusinessseminar.IwasveryimpressedwitheveryoneatWSSC.EverypersonImetjustcouldnthavebeenanynicerormorehelpful.GaryPageAccountExecutiveCommittingtoSupplierDiversityWSSCsSLMBEOfficefocusesitseffortsonfourprimaryactivitiessupplieradvocacyoutreachsupplierdevelopmentandcompliance.InFY13weinitiatedaWSSC-wideawarenesscampaignMakeComplianceMatterwhichincludedrespondingtocomplaintsofunsatisfactorycompliancevalidatingsubcontractorcomplianceattendingmonthlycontractcompliancemeetingsandprovidingmonthlytrainingtoensurebiddersareinformedaboutthesolicitationprocess.InFY13WSSChostedparticipatedinapproximately125procurementfairscorporateroundtablessupplierdevelopmenttrainingsandconferences.WearecommittedtopurchasingqualitygoodsandserviceswhileprovidingminoritywomenandsmalllocalbusinessenterprisestheopportunitytocompeteforourbusinesswhetherdirectlywithWSSCorbysubcontractingthroughourprimarysuppliers.ThoughwedidnotreachouroverallgoalinpaymentstoMWBEfirmsinFY13wecontinuetoshowstrongperformanceincontractawardsandcontinuetoreviseourprocessesandfurtherourcommitmenttointegratingdiversityateverylevel.AcompletelookatSLMBEsyearcanbefoundintheFY2013LegislativeReportwhichisontheWSSCwebsitewww.wsscwater.com.ChangingfortheBetterAtWSSCwedonotfearchangeweembraceit.Anditisthisphilosophythatfuelsourvisionofbecomingtheworld-classproviderofsafereliablewaterandwastewaterservicesthatimprovesandprotectsqualityoflifeforourcommunity.LookingatallweveaccomplishedinFY13andallwehaveyettoachieveweseeopportunitiesforgrowthworkingsmarterforourcustomerscollaboratingwithlocalbusinessesincreasedfinancialstabilityandconsistentinfrastructurerepairs.InFY13WSSCawarded7.1millionwithapprovedSLBEfirms.MBEContractPaymentsMinorityBusinessEnterpriseMBE92.1millionMBEContractAwardsMinorityBusinessEnterpriseMBE186.2million20258075MWBE92137144Majority372931547MWBE186250875Majority560086819