Operating with New Efficiency (ONE) Indiana
OneIndiana is a program that was developed to improve the state's sourcing and negotiating leverage to benefit the state's overall budget.
OneIndiana has four key goals:
- Identify and improve the ways Indiana government buys goods and services through statewide collaboration among agencies.
- Identify and create savings for taxpayers by lowering prices and achieving better value on commonly purchased goods and services through effectively leveraging the state's purchasing volume.
- Evaluate specifications of goods and services being bought to ensure the optimal use of state dollars.
- Transfer knowledge to state procurement professional in procurement best practices.
Sharing the Savings
Many government entities including cities and towns, 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.
An Approach that Works
The State’s OneIndiana initiative is a strategic sourcing project which enhances the State’s purchasing power by directing State agency purchasing to a single source for like products and services. To date, the state has analyzed spend in over 50 purchasing categories, reviewed and re-written specs to meet the needs of multiple agencies and locals, 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. Estimated savings from the initiative totals more than $190 million.
To ensure local governments were provided with easy purchasing options of products and services that matter most to them, three distinct programs were created.
OneIndiana (2008) >>
Originally a portal for local governments (cities, towns, counties) to view purchase agreements sourced and negotiated by IDOA, OneIndiana.net is now a free purchasing system. With new partnerships, catalogs include IDOA, INDOT & City of Indianapolis – sourced purchase agreements.
K12Indiana (2010) >>
A partnership between IDOA and Education Service Centers (ESC), K12Indiana.com was launched to provide public K-12 schools a free purchasing system. Catalogs include both IDOA and ESC – sourced purchase agreements.
LibraryIndiana (2012) >>
A partnership between IDOA, the Indiana State Library and ESCs, LibraryIndiana is a free purchasing system for public and academic libraries and is tailored to include catalogs which are aligned with library needs.