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The City of Santa Clarita has been awarded the prestigious 21st Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® for 2016 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI).  This is the sixth time the City has received this award in recognition of Santa Clarita’s purchasing policies and practices.

The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® award is earned by public and non-profit organizations that demonstrate excellence in purchasing through innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership. 

The City of Santa Clarita’s Centralized Purchasing Authority, eProcurement practices and multiple-criteria bid process received high honors and recognition among judges.  Several other areas were also accredited, including: the City’s creative and successful annual Vendor Outreach program, internal customer training programs, 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 72 cities in the United States and Canada to receive the award.  The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® award is awarded annually and has the distinction of being sponsored by every major procurement association in the nation.