Orange County is one of only five agencies to receive the award every year since its inception a quarter century ago. Additionally, the Procurement Division was one of only 40 counties in the United States and Canada to receive the award in 2020.
The award recognizes excellence in procurement by organizations that obtain high scores on standardized criteria that measure innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership attributes in the procurement profession.
“This prestigious award is an example of true team work and collaboration that can be built through relationships and extraordinary service delivery,” stated Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings. “I applaud the entire Procurement Division for their determination and hard work on this incredible 25 year accomplishment.”
Last year, Orange County’s Procurement Division awarded more than $750 million in contracts, with $46.5 million awarded to minority and women-owned business enterprise contractors and sub-contractors.
“Orange County’s procurement staff, which includes 32 employees, works diligently to ensure fiscal responsibility to safeguard local taxpayer dollars in awarding contract bids,” said Carrie Mathes, manager of the County’s Procurement Division. “We’re honored to be one of only two counties that have received this award each year since its inception in 1996.”
The National Procurement Institute promotes the achievement of excellence in governmental and institutional procurement through education, certification, professional development and networking of its membership.