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Achievement of Excellence in Procurement®

The National Program to Benchmark Organizational Excellence in Procurement

The health, safety and well-being of our colleagues is at the forefront of our mind as we plan for the 25th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement ® Award program. Like you, we understand the hardships placed on all government and non-profit staff in the face of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

The National Procurement Institute and the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement ® Evaluation Committee have decided to postpone the application due date to June 30, 2020 (midnight CST).

If you have any questions, please contact us at aep@npiconnection.org

Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI) established a program designed to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement.  The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) is awarded annually.  This prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria.  The criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes of the procurement organization.

In 1995, the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI) established a program designed to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement.  The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) is awarded annually.  This prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria.  The criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes of the procurement organization.

Deadline for 2020 is June 30.

In addition to the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI), the AEP is sponsored by the California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO), Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO), National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), Texas Public Purchasing Association (TxPPA), and the Canadian Public Procurement Council / Conseil canadien des marchés publics (CPPC). The AEP is supported by the Airport Purchasing Group (APG), the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA) and the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC).

You do not have to be a large jurisdiction or city to be successful.  All sizes of organizations have been successful in the past.  Various types of jurisdictions have won.  Counties, cities, school districts, states, special districts, and universities, both public and private, are eligible.

You can establish the likelihood of success of your organization by viewing the application.  Review the criteria and determine your score.  Although an independent committee conducts the official evaluation, an objective self-evaluation will give you a good idea of your success

Additional questions may be addressed to Brian P. Garrity, CPSM, C.P.M., CPPB, Director of Procurement, Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, and AEP Officer, Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Committee, aep@npiconnection.org.