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County Awarded Achievement of Excellence in Procurement

Author: Central Services
Date: 10/23/2019 9:08:59 AM

the County of San Luis Obispo has been awarded the prestigious 24th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) for 2019


For the fifth consecutive year, the County of San Luis Obispo has been awarded the prestigious 24th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) for 2019 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI).  The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit agencies that demonstrate a commitment to procurement excellence.  This annual program recognizes procurement organizations that embrace innovation, professionalism, productivity, leadership and e-procurement.

The AEP program encourages the development of excellence as well as continued organizational improvement to earn the award annually.  The Central Services Department Purchasing Services team is responsible for the administration and execution of the public procurement process.

For 2019, there were 202 successful applicants in the United States and Canada, including 42 counties, 67 cities, 25 higher education agencies, 23 school districts, 39 special districts, 4 state agencies and 2 others.

In addition to the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI), the AEP is sponsored by the California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO), Canadian Public Procurement Council / Conseil canadien des marchés publics (CPPC), Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO), National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement and Texas Public Purchasing Association (TxPPA). The AEP is supported by the Airport Purchasing Group (APG), OMINA Partners, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) and the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC).