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For Immediate Release: 8/21/2013

Montgomery Wins Prestigious 2013 Award for Excellence From The National Procurement Institute

Montgomery County’s Department of General Services, Office of Procurement has received the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (AEP) for 2013 from the National Procurement Institute.

The award recognizes organizational excellence in public procurement -- identifying best practices that measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership attributes of the procurement organization.

Montgomery County is one of only six agencies in Maryland that received this award. The recognition encourages the development of excellence, as well as continued organizational improvement.

The National Procurement Institute (NPI), the public sector affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), exists to promote 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 is also sponsored by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the National Institute for Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), and the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP). The Canadian Public Procurement Council will join the program in 2014.

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Release ID: 13-245
Media Contact: Donna Bigler 240-777-6507

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