For the fifth consecutive year and seventh 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 2016 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award puts AACPS’ Purchasing Office in elite company. AACPS is one of just eight agencies in Maryland and 23 school districts across the United States to be among the 2016 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.
“Every single employee in our school system plays an integral role in our success,” Superintendent George Arlotto said. “Excellence comes about through sustained and committed effort and an unceasing insistence on quality. That’s exactly what takes place in our Purchasing Office, and it assures the taxpayers of Anne Arundel County that the funds they provide us will be utilized prudently and properly.”