Streamlined the Field Directive Process.
Joe Vitosky, Senior Assistant Vice President for UOCP&RES, and his staff responded to Mike Bass's Transactional Transparency challenge by streamlining the Field Directive (FD) process. The improved process provides a uniform and consistent approach across campuses, decreases transaction time, and clearly identifies the step-by-step process for their customers.
This process was reviewed and agreed upon by the State Purchasing Officer (SPO) for Capital and the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) for Higher Ed and the Procurement Policy Board.
During a construction project, problems can occur causing work to be required which was not included in the original contract with the construction contractor. The Field Directive process allows UOCP&RES to obtain quotes from the contractors and issue permission to proceed, followed by a formal change order to amend the original contract.
UOCP&RES strives for Transaction Transparency in all their processes. Their next iACT Action Plan will be to streamline the Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) for professional services consultants.