Tuesday, January 13 2009
Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has announced that in his continued effort to cut costs the City-County purchasing department and the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation are merging in order to operate more efficiently. This certainly will increase the purchasing power of the newly formed merger and should result in reduced costs.
City, council, EVSC to join purchasing departments
The City-County purchasing department is merging with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp., to save money and operate more efficiently, Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel announced today.
“The City is always investigating more effective and efficient ways to save taxpayer dollars," Weinzapfel said. "By combining purchasing departments with the EVSC, we have a tremendous opportunity to leverage our needs to negotiate lower costs. We are saving money by governing better and smarter.”
The merger will give the city, county and EVSC more purchasing power to negotiate lower prices and enhanced services, Weinzapfel said. Jim Harris, director of operations for EVSC, said the three entities will begin purchasing items as a collective body in February.
As a result of the merger, two positions in the city-county purchasing department will be eliminated. Weinzapfel said every effort will be made to help those people find jobs within the city as positions become vacant.