27 Years a Winner! Orange County Procurement Division Honored since 1995
The Orange County Government Procurement Division was recently recognized by the National Procurement Institute with the 2022 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Award. The County was one of 171 agencies in the United States and Canada and one of only 36 U.S. counties to receive the award. Even more impressively, Orange County is one of only five agencies to receive the award every year since the award’s inception in 1995.
“We’re honored to continue this amazing streak of obtaining this prestigious award in each of the 27 years it has been offered,” said Carrie Mathes, Procurement Division Manager “We’re proud to be among the best of the best and to be recognized by the National Procurement Institute.”
The National Procurement Institute promotes the achievement of excellence in governmental and institutional procurement through education, certification, professional development and networking of its membership. The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® 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.
Last fiscal year, Orange County’s Procurement Division awarded approximately $684 million in contracts, with $28.2 million expended to Orange County certified minority and women-owned business enterprise contractors and sub-contractors.
“Teamwork and collaboration are built through relationships and extraordinary service delivery, and the Procurement staff has proven this year in and year out,” asserted Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings. “The determination and hard work displayed by staff members is truly commendable.”
Orange County’s procurement staff, which includes 38 employees, works diligently to ensure fiscal responsibility to safeguard local taxpayer dollars in awarding contract bids, and they are dedicated to providing quality customer service, ensuring integrity and compliance of procurement operations, and ensuring operational excellence.