Placer County’s Procurement Services, a division of the Placer County Administrative Services Department, has received a 2017 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award, presented by the National Procurement Institute (NPI) and several affiliated organizations. This makes the 15th consecutive year that the County’s procurement office has received this prestigious award. Placer County is one of only 35 other public agencies in the entire nation that have won the AEP award 15 or more consecutive times.
All public agencies and nonprofit organizations are eligible for the AEP award. They are judged on criteria designed to evaluate innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity, and leadership. Placer County is one of only 45 government agencies in California, and one of only 48 Counties in the United States and Canada to receive this award for 2017.
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.