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File #: 14-0189R    Version: 0 Name: Investigative Hearing CitiBuy Efficiency and Cost Savings to the City of Baltimore
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/15/2014 In control: Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 3/19/2015 Final action: 4/27/2015
Enactment #:
Title: Investigative Hearing CitiBuy Efficiency and Cost Savings to the City of Baltimore FOR the purpose of requesting that the Department of Finance and the Bureau of Purchases report to the City Council on the current operations of the CitiBuy Program, the efficiency of the CitiBuy Program, and whether the procurement agreements used in the City of Baltimore are ensuring that supplies and goods are purchased at the best prices available.
Sponsors: President Young, Sharon Green Middleton, Brandon M. Scott, Carl Stokes, Helen L. Holton, Warren Branch, Bill Henry, William "Pete" Welch, Mary Pat Clarke, Rochelle Spector, Edward Reisinger, Robert Curran, James B. Kraft, Nick Mosby
Indexes: Baltimore City, CitiBuy, Cost-Savings, Efficiency, Investigative Hearing
Attachments: 1. 14-0189R 1st Reader.pdf, 2. Finance 14-0189R.pdf, 3. 14-0189R~2nd Reader
* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: President Young



A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
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Investigative Hearing CitiBuy Efficiency and Cost Savings to the City of Baltimore
FOR the purpose of requesting that the Department of Finance and the Bureau of Purchases report to the City Council on the current operations of the CitiBuy Program, the efficiency of the CitiBuy Program, and whether the procurement agreements used in the City of Baltimore are ensuring that supplies and goods are purchased at the best prices available.
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Recitals

In July of 2007, the City of Baltimore implemented CitiBuy, a “comprehensive, bestofbreed” eprocurement system meant to streamline purchasing and reduce the complexity of procurement programs. In the seven years since its implementation, the City has used CitiBuy to post all new procurement requests and required all vendors to register through CitiBuy.

According to the Bureau of Purchases, ‘best value’ is defined “according to public procurement best practices: delivering the right good or service, at the right time, to the right place, from the right source, and at the right price”. In response to a 2009 City Council Investigative Hearing on CitiBuy, the Department of Finance and the Bureau of Purchases noted that CitiBuy reduced the backlog of requisitions and allowed for the completion of 90% of purchases off of an existing Master Blanket agreement within 7 days.

Despite these efficie...

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