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ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PURCHASING OFFICE EARNS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE RECOGNITION AS ONE OF NATION’S BEST

For the fourth consecutive year and sixth time overall, the National Procurement Institute has recognized Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ Purchasing Office as one of the best in the United States.

The 2015 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award puts AACPS’ Purchasing Office in elite company.  AACPS is one of just 23 school districts across the United States to be among the 204 national awardees.

The award recognizes organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria including innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes of the procurement organization.

“I have said many times that it is our people who make our school system what it is, and it is thrilling to see a group that works so hard behind the scenes earn this type of recognition,” Superintendent George Arlotto said. “Day in and day out, their efforts ensure that the taxpayer dollars we are allocated are spent prudently and efficiently. They are a credit to their profession and an incredible asset to our school system.”