City receives ‘Achievement of Excellence’ award for purchasing

Santa Clarita City Hall, as pictured on February, 26, 2020, is located on the 23900 block of Valencia Blvd. Dan Watson/The Signal

The city of Santa Clarita has been awarded the prestigious 25th annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement for 2020 from the National Procurement Institute Inc. 

This is the tenth time the city has received this award in recognition of Santa Clarita’s purchasing policies and practices.

The AEP Award is earned by public and nonprofit organizations that obtain a high application score based on standardized criteria. 

This annual program recognizes procurement organizations that embrace innovation, professionalism, productivity, leadership and e-procurement. 

The city of Santa Clarita’s ethical procurement standards, e-procurement practices and professional development program received high honors and recognition among judges. 

Several other areas were also accredited, such as the city’s creative and successful annual vendor outreach program, internal customer training programs, cooperative procurement strategy, the use of electronic systems for bids, quotes and online surplus auctions and the city’s Employee Procurement Card program.

The city of Santa Clarita is one of only 69 cities in the U.S. and Canada to receive this esteemed award. 

The AEP Award has the distinction of being sponsored by every major procurement association in the nation.

For more information about the AEP award, contact the city’s clerk and contract services manager Joseph Oerum at 661-286-4184 or [email protected].

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