Orange County Government, Florida
Carrie Woodell, Orange County Procurement Division, Administrator
(407) 836-5664 or Carrie.Woodell@ocfl.net
01 August 2014
Orange County Division Receives National Excellence Award

Orange County, FL – The Orange County Procurement Division has been selected by the National Procurement Institute (NPI) to receive the 2014 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. The award recognizes excellence in procurement by organizations that obtain high scores on standardized criteria which measure innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership attributes in the procurement profession.

The Orange County Board of County Commissioners is one of only 27 government agencies in Florida and one of only 44 counties in the United States to receive this prestigious award. They are also one of only six agencies that have received this award each year since its inception in 1996.

“Orange County’s public procurement staff works quietly behind the scenes to safeguard tax payer dollars,” said Johnny Richardson, manager, procurement division. “The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award is a testament to their dedication and commitment.”

The award is sponsored by the National Procurement Institute, the California Association of Public Procurement Officials, the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, the Institute of Supply Management, the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, the National Association of State Procurement Officials, the National Association of Educational Procurement and the Texas Public Purchasing Association. These organizations represent the foremost professional procurement and supply management agencies in the nation.

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About Orange County Procurement Division: The procurement function involves the acquisition of materials, supplies, equipment, and services at the lowest possible cost, consistent with the quality needed to meet the required standards established and approved by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners. This act is the sole responsibility of the Procurement Division whose goal is the promotion of the best interest of Orange County through intelligent action and fair dealings which result in obtaining maximum savings for the taxpayer.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County facebook and twitter pages.