For the sixth consecutive year and eighth 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 2017 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award once again puts AACPS’ Purchasing Office in elite company. AACPS is one of just six agencies in Maryland and 26 school districts across the United States to be among the 2017 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 continue to be awed by the work that our Purchasing Office does on a daily basis to ensure that we are maximizing the resources entrusted to us by taxpayers and are doing so in a prudent and appropriate manner,” Superintendent George Arlotto said. “The work of these dedicated professionals happens well outside the public eye, but it has a profound impact on the work we do with children every day.”