AATA OKs Revised Procurement Manual

At its May 16, 2012 meeting, the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority board approved revisions to the organization’s procurement manual.

According to the staff memo accompanying the resolution, revisions include: (1) changes in ethics policy to include annual disclosure requirements for board of directors, CEO, deputy CEO, senior staff and procurement staff; (2) addition of a vendor contact form as directed by the auditor, which requires a CEO or deputy CEO approval for all new vendors; (3) addition of MITN (Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network) as a resource to maintain AATA’s current list of vendors; (4) addition of The Davis‐Bacon Act for construction projects – also a recommendation of the auditor; (5) inclusion of the AATA’s living wage policy, which was approved by the board on June 16, 2011; and (6) an increase in the small purchases threshold from $2,500 to $3,000 – as directed by the Federal Transit Administration.

The procurement manual was last revised on March 19, 2009.

This brief was filed from the Holiday Inn Express, 600 Briarwood Circle, where the AATA board held its monthly board meeting, which it combined with a retreat. A more detailed report of the meeting will follow: [link]