City Receives Award Prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for Purchasing

by | Aug 28, 2019 | Business News

 The City of Santa Clarita has been awarded the prestigious 24th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) for 2019 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). This is the ninth time the City has received this award in recognition of Santa Clarita’s purchasing policies and practices.
The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high application score based on standardized criteria. This annual program recognizes procurement organizations that embrace innovation, professionalism, productivity, leadership and e-procurement. The City of Santa Clarita’s ethical procurement standards, e-procurement practices and Professional Development program received high honors and recognition among judges. Several other areas were also accredited such as the City’s creative and successful annual Vendor Outreach program, internal customer training programs, cooperative procurement strategy, the use of electronic systems for bids, quotes and online surplus auctions and the City’s Employee Procurement Card program.
The City of Santa Clarita is one of only 67 cities in the United States and Canada to receive this esteemed award. The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award® has the distinction of being sponsored by every major procurement association in the nation.
For more information about the AEP award, please contact the City’s Clerk and Contract Services Manager Joe Oerum at 661-286-4184 or joerum@santa-clarita.com.

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