Placer County Procurement Services Division receives national awards

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Placer County’s Procurement Services Division has received two of the nation’s highest honors for excellent procurement processes and spending practices. 

The Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award and the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award, sponsored by NIGP the Institute for Public Procurement and the National Procurement Institute, are two of the nation’s highest honors in the procurement field.

“Thank you very much for all the work you do,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Kirk Uhler, during a presentation about the awards at the board’s Dec. 3 meeting in Auburn. “It is a benefit of all of our taxpayers and all of our constituents and we really do appreciate it.”

“These awards are a testament to the commitment that this team has made consistently on behalf of the citizens of Placer County and in service to the needs of our county departments,” said  Placer County’s Assistant County Executive Officer Jane Christenson.

Procurement Services continues their track record of excellence with this being their 17th consecutive Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. 

For the first time, the division received the Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award, a three-year accreditation recognizing agencies that are leaders in the procurement practice. 

“Only 30 other counties throughout the nation have received the Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award and Placer County is one of only two agencies from California to have the accreditation,” said Placer County Purchasing Manager Brett Wood. “It really proves how hard we have worked to ensure tax dollars are properly allocated within the county.” 

Public agencies and nonprofit organizations are eligible for awards for the Institute for Public Procurement, created in 1995. They are judged on innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership.