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Mesa Purchasing Department receives procurement excellence award
By: Kevin Christopher
09/4/13 8:18 AM

Sept. 4, 2013
Public Information and Communications
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699
kevin.christopher@mesaaz.gov  
 
Mesa, AZ – Mesa’s Purchasing Department has been awarded the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award from the National Procurement Institute for the ninth consecutive year.   The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high score against a standardized criteria that includes: Innovation, Professionalism, E-Procurement, Productivity, and Leadership
 
This program encourages the development of excellence as well as continued organizational improvement to earn the award annually.
 
The City of Mesa is one of only 16 government agencies in Arizona and one of only 58 cities in the United States to receive the award in 2013. 
 
In addition to the National Procurement Institute (NPI), the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award is sponsored by the California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO), Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), NIGP:  The Institute for Public Procurement, the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), and the Texas Public Purchasing Association (TxPPA).
 
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