This is the project website for Statewide Procurement Consolidation. DOA will keep this website updated throughout the initiative.
What is changing?
The State of Alaska is consolidating all procurement staff with DOA delegated Authority under AS 36.30.005 (a) into a new organization within DOA called the “Office of Procurement and Property Management” (OPPM). This initiative is also working to streamline the State’s procurement processes.
Why is the State changing?
In February 2019, the Governor issued Administrative Order No. 304 to establish Statewide Procurement Consolidation. Today, there are approximately 100 Procurement staff that hold DOA procurement delegation throughout state agencies. While the current practice of allowing agencies flexibilities to purchase their own needs has some positive aspects, this decentralized model has significant drawbacks, including redundancies in purchases, difficulty sharing and implementing best practices, and difficulty enforcing procurement policies.
Procurement consolidation has many benefits including commodity and contractual cost savings, standardized and streamlined processes that improve efficiencies, and greater consistency and control in the exercise of procurement.
When are the changes happening?
In April 2020, DOA shared the high-level plan for Statewide Procurement Consolidation (see the Executive Summary). DOA is currently revising the proposed schedule and this website will be updated when the schedule is finalized. DOA does not expect positions to transfer in calendar year 2020.
How will this impact me?
Statewide Procurement Consolidation will impact both the State’s procurement staff and State employees needing to buy goods and services. Please read the Executive Summary and Frequently Asked Questions for specific details.
Questions and Feedback
You can send your questions and feedback to the project team by emailing DOA.Procure.Consolidation@alaska.gov. You can also reach out to your Department’s Lead Procurement Officer.