The 2013 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement has been awarded to the City of Allen Purchasing Division by the National Purchasing Institute (NPI). This is the thirteenth consecutive year that the City has received this award and Allen is one of only 58 cities in North America to receive the award.
This award is the national and international gold standard for recognition of ethics, innovation and best practices. The City’s Purchasing Division received this award based on staff member participation at a leadership level in professional organizations at the state and national levels along with participation in continuing education to achieve and update professional certifications. The division also is recognized for regional outreach initiatives with vendors such as participation in the Collin County Purchasing Forum and an annual vendor meet and greet hosted by the division at City Hall.
In addition, the Purchasing Division was also recognized by US Communities for their continued efforts to save tax-payer dollars through participation in cooperative purchasing programs.