’s Procurement Services Division won a prestigious award for the fourth consecutive year recently in recognition of the outstanding job it does procuring goods and services for county departments.
Procurement Services received the 2006 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Purchasing Institute.
The institute presented the latest award to county Purchasing Manager Dave Seward recently at its 38th annual Conference and Products Exposition in Tucson, Ariz.
Procurement Services, a division of the Administrative Services Department, was recognized by the county Boardof Supervisors Jan. 9, 2007.
“That’s quite an achievement,” board Chairman Bruce Kranz said.
of Administrative Services Clark Moots told the board that Seward and his staff deserve credit for the honor.
“They do an outstanding job everyday for Placer County,” Moots said, noting that the award demonstrates their commitment to both maintaining fiscal efficiency and a high level of service to taxpayers and county departments.
Moots noted that Seward is scheduled to take over as president of the National Purchasing Institute in September.
is one of only 72 agencies in the entire nation to receive this national award at least four times.
The institute presents procurement awards to organizations that demonstrate excellence when rated on a series of standardized criteria. The awards program measures procurement programs for innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership.
The award program is co-sponsored by several other organizations, including the California Association of Public Purchasing Officers, National Institute of Governmental Purchasing and National Association of State Procurement Officials.