The city of Santa Clarita has been awarded the prestigious 24th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement for 2019 from the National Procurement Institute Inc.
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. The annual program recognizes organizations that embrace innovation, professionalism, productivity, leadership and e-procurement.
The city of Santa Clarita’s ethical purchasing 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 purchasing strategy, the use of electronic systems for bids, quotes and online surplus auctions and the city’s Employee Procurement Card program.
Santa Clarita is one of only 67 cities in the United States and Canada to receive this esteemed award. The award has the distinction of being sponsored by every major purchasing association in the nation.
For more information about the AEP award, contact the city’s Clerk and Contract Services Manager Joe Oerum at 661-286-4184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.