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On August 19, 2005, Governor Daniels announced the beginning of the Operating with New Efficiency (ONE) Indiana initiative. OneIndiana is improving the State's sourcing and negotiating leverage to benefit the State's overall budget.
OneIndiana has four key goals:
OneIndiana is also improving the State's procurement capabilities by enabling statewide collaboration among agencies, centralizing coordination of procurement efforts while retaining local spending control, and ensuring knowledge sharing between procurement professionals.
To date, the State has analyzed spend in 41 purchasing categories, reviewed and re-written specs to meet the needs of multiple agencies, and negotiated new contracts that leverage the state’s aggregate volume. These actions have resulted in lower prices on thousands of goods and services from hundreds of vendors, saving the State more than $20 million over the length of the contracts. Recent savings examples:
Sharing the Savings
Many government entities including cities and towns, public schools, county agencies, and public libraries qualify to buy off most of the State-negotiated contracts, including Quantity Purchase Agreements (QPAs). By purchasing goods and services using state-negotiated contracts, local units of government can reap the benefits of the state’s purchasing volume while saving local employee time and effort, reducing staffing needs. And, because many of the State’s contracts use a tiered pricing structure based on total contract volume, by combining local purchasing volume with the State’s volume, everyone—both the State and locals—benefits from greater participation.
A prime example of this strategy is the State's contract with Dell Computers for IT Hardware. The contract is open to schools, libraries, and local units of government, and includes a rebate provision based on total contract volume. The more contract spend, the greater the rebate! This August, IDOA began sending rebate checks to contract participants
Dell Computer Rebate Recipients - A breakdown by county
Local Participation Made Easy
In the fall of 2008, IDOA launched oneindiana.net. oneindiana.net makes it easier for schools, libraries and locals to purchase products at prices negotiated by the State—all at no cost to schools, libraries or local governments.