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PROCUREMENTEnsureoperationalefficiencyandreliableservicetocustomersandallstakeholdersthroughtransparentequitableandresponsibleprocurementpracticeswhichenhancethecommunityweserve.StrategiesInitiativesSupplieroutreachadvocacycomplianceandsupplierdevelopmentremainascorestrategiesforthesuccessoftheSLMBEProgram.WhilepaymentsalagindicatortoourSLMBEsuppliersdecreasedourawardsaleadindicatorsuggestthatwewilllikelyseeimprovedpaymentsinFY2014.WeareinitiatingacompletetransformationofourorganizationssupplychaindesignedtodrivedownWSSCscostsofdoingbusiness.InFY2013theProcurementOfficecontinuedtoimplementanumberofstepsintheformationofaSupplyChainManagementInitiativeinpreparationforamajortransformationoftheCommissionssupplychain.TheCommissionadoptedacomprehensivesetofnewprocurementregulationsandsubsequentlynewprocurementbusinesspoliciesandprocedures.PROCUREMENTFY11FY12FY13RESULTSProcurementandSLMBEImproveMinorityBusinessEnterpriseMBEPaymentsPercentage.ImproveMinorityBusinessEnterpriseMBEAwardsPercentage.Improveprocurementprocesscycletimeandenhanceprocurementpractices.IncreasenewregistrantsinWSSCsCentralizedBiddersRegistrationSystemCBR.IncreasenewMinorityBusinessEnterpriseSLMBEregistrants.InFY2013theCommissionspent92.1million20intotalcontractpaymentswithMBEfirmsascomparedto102.3million28inFY2012.TheFY2013levelofspendingwas10.2millionlessthanFY2012.InFY2013theCommissionawarded57millionmoretoMBEsthaninFY2012whichamountedto186.3million25toMBEfirmsasopposedto129million18inFY2012.WSSCstotalcontractawarddollarsof746.3millionincreasedincomparisontothe703milliontotalcontractawarddollarsforFY2012.InFY2013afterimplementingtheWSSCProcurementRegulationswebegananoverallplantoenhancethevalueofoursupplychainprocessesandcontinuedcontractmanagementtraining.WeconductedfourteeneducationoutreachsessionsforsuppliersincludingourHowtoDoBusinessWithWSSCevents.InFY2013weexceededourtargetof336newregistrantsintheCentralizedBiddersRegistrationCBRSystemby742or221.InFY2013wemissedourtargetof200newSLMBEregistrantsby18or9.SECURITYANDSAFETYProtectourpeopleourbusinessandourcommunitythroughproactiveplanningemergencypreparednessandutilizationofeffectiveriskmanagement.StrategiesInitiativesInFY2013webeganourcommission-wideVulnerabilityAssessmentVAtomakesureweareprotectingourfacilitiesanddistributionsystemfromnaturalorman-madedisasters.Inadditiontothewidenumberofsafetytrainingsweofferwecontinuetomakedrivertrainingandeducationacriticalcomponentofoursafetyprograminordertodecreasepreventablevehicularaccidentswhichnegativelyimpactemployeehealthandsafety.Wecontinueourtrainingeffortsdesignedtoreducetheincidenceofinjuriestoemployeesmostofwhicharetheresultofslipstripsorfalls.Inanefforttobetterserveourcommunitywearedevelopingaregionalizedapproachforaddressingcriticalwateremergenciesincollaborationwithpartneringagenciesandjurisdictions.EmployeeandPublicSafetyImproveemployeehealthandsafety.Employeepreventableaccidentsincreasedfrom118inFY2012to123inFY2013anincreaseof4.Ofthe123accidents50areconsideredOSHAreportable.WSSCisconsistentlybelowthenationalaverageforthewaterandwastewaterindustry.ThisFY2012datawasrevisedto118from112inFY2013.SECURITYANDSAFETYFY11FY12FY13RESULTSMBESpendingFY2011TotalWSSCSpend249.2millionMBESpend66.9millionor27FY2012TotalWSSCSpend365.7millionMBESpend102.3millionor28FY2013TotalWSSCSpend465.1millionMBESpend92.1millionor2014501SweitzerLaneLaurelMaryland20707