Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman announced yesterday that the county was awarded with the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement for the seventh straight year by the National Procurement Institute (NPI). As reported by the Baltimore Sun,
“The Office of Purchasing is a key support function that keeps local government running smoothly by supplying our agencies with the goods and resources they need to serve our residents,” Kittleman said. “We remain committed to increasing education and raising awareness about the procurement process for those who want to do business with Howard County. The devotion and professionalism of the staff allow us to make smart and responsible purchasing decisions that offer the best value and results for our residents’ tax dollars.”
The Office of Purchasing oversees all procurement for Howard County and the county is one of 47 counties in the U.S. and Canada to receive an award.
The NPI award program evaluates innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership attributes of public procurement organizations.