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Procurement Services Awards and Organizations

Placer County Continues Tradition of Procurement Excellence

For the 13th consecutive year, Placer County’s Procurement Services Division has been selected to receive one of the nation's highest honors that recognizes responsible spending practices and organizational excellence. 

Procurement Services, a division of the Placer County Administrative Services Department, was chosen to receive a 2015 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute (NPI) and several affiliated organizations.

“Being recognized for thirteen straight years as outstanding stewards of taxpayer dollars is a tremendous honor,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Kirk Uhler. “Our team of professionals that oversee our contracts and purchases deserve our thanks.”    

“Over the years the Procurement Division has remained extremely focused on identifying new and innovative ways to streamline the purchasing process through the use of technology,” Director of Administrative Services Jerry Gamez said. “Receiving this award is clearly attributed to the dedication and professionalism of the entire procurement staff.”    

Placer County is one of only 49 government agencies in California and one of only 47 counties in the United States and Canada to receive an award this year.

Public agencies and nonprofit organizations are eligible for awards. They are judged on criteria designed to evaluate innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership.

The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement program was established in 1995 by NPI, an affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management. It is also co-sponsored by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), the California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO), and several other public purchasing associations.

Placer County has been a proud member of NIGP for more than 30 years. Placer County is also a Charter Member of the Northern California Chapter of NIGP and a member of CAPPO. Our participation in these organizations helps to ensure that we are following best practices in the procurement field and keeping up with the changes and trends that impact public procurement.