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The goals of the Purchasing Division are:
- To provide City departments and employees with the highest level of procurement services,
- Achieve the Best Value for each dollar spent,
- Provide fair and equal access for vendors interested in doing business with the City.
Recipient of the Award for Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2012!
In 1995, the National Purchasing Institute established a program designed to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement. The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) is awarded annually.
This prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria. The criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes of the procurement organization.
The City's Purchasing Division has won this prestigious award
eight times since 2004!
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