49 WORKSHEET 11: AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY Use the transport/transit agency`s vision, values, objectives and objectives, organizational chart and a brief review of the Agency`s procedures, regulations and legal authorities to identify the Agency`s responsibilities in general. Areas of Responsibility 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Example of Highway Maintenance and/or Lane National Joint Powers Alliance – NJPA is a public agency, which serves as a national purchasing cooperative that meets your auction requirements with 170 competitive order contracts and 50,000 member agencies. No fees, no membership requirements. Technology, MRO, facilities, science/laboratory, construction, heavy machinery, transport, waste and recycling, equipment, electronics, logistics and MORE! First Choice Cooperative – a member association that has more than 600 supply and equipment contracts for health care providers. No bids needed. 53 4. Have you developed or implemented backup procedures (manually or otherwise) that can be used to continue agency functions if associated applications are not available? Think about how much data you can afford to lose. Consider data and/or applications on hard drives, CD-ROMs, floppy disks, zip drives and paper data. If so, how many times have these procedures been tested? 5. The loss of this function, under legislation, contractual agreements or laws, would have the following legal consequences: (indication of the area of exposure) 6. The loss of this function would have a negative impact on the staff of this agency: 7. The loss of this function would prevent us from providing the following services to the public and other entities: 8.

Indicate all other factors to be taken into account in assessing the impact of the loss of functions: 9. Are there other dependencies (partners, suppliers, software, unique resources, etc.) that have not yet been identified above? 10. Does an analysis of the answers to the above questions show that this function still needs to be considered “essential” for the Agency? If so, indicate below when such a label is affixed: Always: During the next period of the year: During the next period of the month: During the next period of the week: Other period. Note: A number of government- and privately sponsored purchasing cooperatives offer special prices. The purchase of a co-operative or the use of a state contract may exempt the purchase of the requirements of the offer. U.S. Communities – National Purchasing Cooperative – U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is a public procurement cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services by aggregating government purchasing power nationally.

Municipalities provide world-class purchasing resources and solutions for local and public authorities, school districts (K-12), higher education and non-profit organizations. Our participants have access to a wide range of competitive contracts with the best national suppliers. Suppliers include facilities, office and school supplies, specialized items and technology. Cloud computing, computing, outdoor recovery, security and solar solutions are also available. 42 WORKSHEET 4: COOP TEAM MISSION Statement Mission This COOP team has been mandated by the [Director General/Director-General] to directly develop a complete continuity of operating capacity to [insert the name of the transport agency].