CHAPTER 560

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 25

REQUESTING THE DIVISION OF PURCHASING OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES TO ESTABLISH A FORMAL PROGRAM TO IMPROVE PURCHASING PRACTICES.

WHEREAS, there is an opportunity for the State to save several million dollars by improving the understanding and skills of employees purchasing needed materials and services; and

WHEREAS, a sound purchasing program clearly delineates which materials and services should be purchases centrally versus locally; and

WHEREAS, a sound central purchasing program must be based upon appropriate specifications and contracting procedures; and

WHEREAS, the State has a central purchasing warehouse and distribution system.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor concurring therein, that the Division of Purchasing establish a formal program jointly with the advice and involvement of at least one professional purchasing agent with at least five years of experience in business and industry from each county of the State which will:

1. Improve the understanding and skills of employees purchasing materials and services for the State;

2. Develop a library of appropriate specifications to cover all major items purchased by the State;

3. Develop a plan which specifies how (local versus central; spot versus contract) materials and services shall be purchased for the State.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Division shall report to the General Assembly before December 31, 1977, including recommendations about what will be requried to implement the proposed program and how much money can be saved for the State.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Joint Resolution, upon approval by the Governor, shall be delivered without delay to the Division of Purchasing.

Approved July 20, 1977.