The New Mexico State Purchasing Division of the General Services Department is focused on providing cost effective products and services to the State. The Division ensures compliance with the State Procurement Code for all purchases made by the executive branch agencies, as well establishing state-wide pricing agreements for use by multiple State Agencies and other Governmental New Mexico entities. The State purchases over $5 billion dollars of a wide variety of goods and services each year and must ensure that each dollar is spent fairly and transparently in accordance with the New Mexico Procurement Code.
Strive for "best value" in State acquisitions through application of timely, data-driven business and marketplace intelligence, as well as the application of "best procurement practices". Administer the New Mexico State Procurement Code and provide training to all involved persons to ensure a fair and open procurement process which maximizes the benefit and use of limited taxpayer resources.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
The New Mexico General Services Department, State Purchasing Division, (“GSD” or “Department”) hereby gives notice that the Department will conduct a public hearing as indicated to obtain input on the repealing of the current rule and replacing it with the following rule:
220.127.116.11 NMAC “CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATION”
A public hearing regarding the rules will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in the Auditorium in the Harold Runnels Building, 1190 S. St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505. The time for the hearing on the proposed rules is 3:30 P.M. M.T.
The proposed rulemaking actions specific to the State Purchasing Division may be accessed by clicking the following 18.104.22.168 NMAC Proposed Replacement Rule or obtained from Mark Hayden (contact information provided below). Individuals with disabilities who require this information in an alternative format or need any form of auxiliary aid to attend or participate in this hearing are asked to contact Mark Hayden as soon as possible. The Department requests at least seven days advanced notice (by close of business 5:00 P.M. M.T. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016) for requests regarding special accommodations.
Interested individuals may testify at the public hearing or submit written comments regarding the proposed rulemaking relating to 22.214.171.124 NMAC “CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATION” to Mark Hayden, State Purchasing Division, Bureau Chief, New Mexico General Services Department, Room 2016, 1100 St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 or Mark.Hayden@state.nm.us, 505-827-2331, fax 505-827-2484. Written comments must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. M.T. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF THE STATE PURCHASING DIVISION BEST VALUE PROCUREMENT GUIDE!
The (2) two volume Best Value Procurement Guide which is the product of Governor Martinez’ Procurement Reform Task Force is offered to all Chief Procurement Officers (CPO’s) and public entities for their use and consideration.
This Guide is intended to be a basic document encompassing best practices when performing best value procurements.
The volumes can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
Volume I - Developing Request for RFPs
Volume II - The RFP Process