The City’s Department of Procurement Services was presented the Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Agency Accreditation Award by the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP) Board of Directors. The City joins 116 government entities that have attained this NIGP distinction from more than 2,400 member governmental agencies throughout the United States and Canada.
“This procurement accreditation brings credibility and recognition to the work performed by our City’s procurement services’ staff in providing the most efficient and effective procurement process possible,” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones. "Excellent performance and achieving the highest standards in government procurement is critical to a well-managed government.”
The accreditation formally recognizes excellence in public procurement. Some of the areas of criteria recognized for excellence were mission and strategies, authority and responsibility, standards and specifications, personnel and professional development, best practices, procurement technology, policy and procedure, and organization and structure. The next obtainable goal for the City’s Department of Procurement Services is the Pareto Award of Excellence in public procurement, public procurement’s pinnacle achievement that is currently only held by three entities.