Executive Order

Executive Order  No. 194: Governor's Purchasing Advisory Committee

Date: 04/24/1980
Issuer: Edward J. King
Mass Register: No. 260
Revoked by: Executive Order 383

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WHEREAS, the citizens and government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts realize the importance of an effective, modern purchasing system within the government of the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, the purchasing operations of the Commonwealth may be improved by obtaining guidance from qualified individuals in the private sector;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Edward J. King, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the Commonwealth, do hereby order as follows:

  1. There is hereby created the Governor's Purchasing Advisory Committee (the "Committee"), to consist of at least six members, who shall be appointed by the Governor and shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The membership shall include the Secretary of Administration and Finance or his designee, the State Purchasing Agent, and four representatives of Massachusetts business organizations who have demonstrated sufficient business or professional experience to discharge the functions of the committee and who shall be qualified in at least one of the fields of purchasing, accounting, auditing, business law or business administration. The Chairperson of the Committee shall be designated by the Governor from time to time.
  2. The Committee shall assist in the development of purchasing policies and state-of-the-art techniques in purchasing practices.
  3. The Committee shall assist the Governor and any state secretariat, department, agency, commission or office designated by him in the development of purchasing practices and state-of-the-art techniques concerning procurement, management, control and disposal of any and all supplies and services to be purchased by the Commonwealth.
  4. The Committee shall make such recommendations as will:

(a) provide increased economy in purchasing activities and maximize to the fullest extent practicable the purchasing value of public funds of the commonwealth;

(b) simplify, clarify, and modernize the law governing purchasing by this Commonwealth;

(c) permit the continued development of procurement policies and practices;

(d) provide for increased public confidence in the procedures followed in public purchasing;

(e) ensure the fair and equitable treatment of all persons who deal with the purchasing system of this Commonwealth;

(f) foster effective broad-based competition within the free enterprise system of the Commonwealth;

(g) provide safeguards for the maintenance of a purchasing system of quality and integrity.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 24th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighty and of the Independence of the United States of America two-hundred and five.



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