24 Years of Excellence: Orange County Procurement Division Recognized Again with National Award
The Orange County Government Procurement Division was recently recognized by the National Procurement Institute with the 2019 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement.®
The award recognizes excellence in procurement by organizations that obtain high scores on standardized criteria that measure innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership attributes in the procurement profession.
This is the 24th consecutive year that Orange County has received the prestigious award. Orange County is one of 42 counties in the United States to receive the award.
Last year, Orange County’s Procurement Division awarded more than $600 million in contracts, with $40 million awarded to minority and women-owned business enterprise contractors and sub-contractors.
“Orange County’s procurement staff, which includes 32 employees, works diligently to ensure fiscal responsibility to safeguard local tax payer dollars in awarding contract bids,” said Carrie Mathes, manager of the County’s Procurement Division. “We’re honored to be one of only two counties that have received this award each year since its inception in 1996.”
The National Procurement Institute promotes the achievement of excellence in governmental and institutional procurement through education, certification, professional development and networking of its membership.