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‘Buy Michigan’ procurement plan puts Great Lakes businesses, workers first

Advocacy News – Sept. 14, 2022

 

The MI Chamber is supporting a renewed push for bipartisan legislation designed to improve the competitiveness of the state of Michigan’s procurement process and increase the number of local, Michigan-based vendors contracted for goods and services.

“This is one common-sense way our state’s taxpayer dollars can stay right here in Michigan while supporting and reinvesting in our own employers and workforce.” said Mike Alaimo, director of environmental and energy affairs for the Michigan Chamber. Alaimo will participate in a Sept. 21 event to encourage action.

The legislation — Senate Bill 117 and House Bill 4902 — is co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and State Rep. Graham Filler (R-Dewitt). With over $16 billion spent annually on the procurement through the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (“DTMB”) this legislation can help make a difference in the number of Michigan-based companies that can compete and be awarded state contracts.

Key provisions include providing Michigan-headquartered companies a 7-day window to resubmit a bid for a state contract that matches or beats the lowest bidder if the bidder is an out-of-state company.

 

For questions or more information, or to get involved, contact Mike Alaimo at malaimo@michamber.com.

Advocacy News – Sept. 14, 2022

 

The MI Chamber is supporting a renewed push for bipartisan legislation designed to improve the competitiveness of the state of Michigan’s procurement process and increase the number of local, Michigan-based vendors contracted for goods and services.

“This is one common-sense way our state’s taxpayer dollars can stay right here in Michigan while supporting and reinvesting in our own employers and workforce.” said Mike Alaimo, director of environmental and energy affairs for the Michigan Chamber. Alaimo will participate in a Sept. 21 event to encourage action.

The legislation — Senate Bill 117 and House Bill 4902 — is co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and State Rep. Graham Filler (R-Dewitt). With over $16 billion spent annually on the procurement through the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (“DTMB”) this legislation can help make a difference in the number of Michigan-based companies that can compete and be awarded state contracts.

Key provisions include providing Michigan-headquartered companies a 7-day window to resubmit a bid for a state contract that matches or beats the lowest bidder if the bidder is an out-of-state company.

 

For questions or more information, or to get involved, contact Mike Alaimo at malaimo@michamber.com.