County’s Procurement Department Receives “Excellence” Award

Published by The Bee News

December 6, 2022

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MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (December 6, 2022) –Mohave County has been awarded the prestigious 2022 Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award from the National Procurement Institute. The achievement is granted to public and non-profit agencies that demonstrate “a commitment to procurement excellence.” The annual program recognizes professional procurement organizations that embrace innovation, professionalism, productivity, leadership and e-procurement.

The AEP program encourages the development of excellence, as well as, continued organizational improvement, to earn the award annually. In 2022, there were 171 successful applicants including 73 cities, 36 counties, 15 special districts, 17 school districts, 14 higher education agencies, 5 state or provincial agencies and 11 others.

Mohave County is one of 24 agencies in Arizona to have received the important award since its inception 27 years ago.  Ten Arizona agencies received it in 2022.  This is Mohave County’s 17th award. – Only 49 agencies have received more than 17 Awards across the United States and in Canada.

In addition to the National Procurement Institute, the AEP is sponsored by the California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO), Canadian Public Procurement Council / Conseil (CPPC), Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO), National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement and Texas Public Purchasing Association (TxPPA). The AEP is supported by the Airport Purchasing Group (APG), OMINA Partners, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) and the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC).

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