Procurement Services supporting forces for good

Nov 2, 2022 | News

This summer, Procurement Services assisted the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in executing a contract with Movimento Dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (Landless Workers Movement).

A team of graduate students under the direction of Associate Professor Ana Paula Pimentel Walker traveled to Brazil during a severe housing crisis to assist partnered organizations in their mission to help low-income communities establish sustainable living practices.

This trip is just one part of a multi-year project the team has undertaken to create educational materials on sustainable housing and environmental law, generate awareness for the program, and assist partners in implementing proposed plans. One major source of funding for this project came from the Dow Sustainability Teams Award.

Contracts play an important role in U-M partnerships with outside organizations. Not only do agreements clearly define the legal duties of all parties involved, but outlining the responsibilities of the participating parties also allows for better collaboration.

Procurement Services is proud to support U-M students in the impactful things they are doing for our community and the world around us. Positive collaboration between our units and with our suppliers and partnered organizations can result in amazing things.

A special “thank you” to Procurement Agent, Zdenka Bartscht, and Procurement Services intern, Bennett Gillam, for their hard work on the contract.

If you’d like to learn more about the project, visit the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Self-Management Law, Now website.

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