Recognition for a Job well Done!

The CPPC is a proud sponsor of The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (AEP) which is earned by public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high score based on standardized criteria. This program was established in 1995 by the National Procurement Institute (NPI) to recognize organizational excellence in public Procurement.

All sizes and types of public and non-profit organizations have been successful applicants. Counties, cities, school districts, states, special districts, and universities, both public and private, are eligible. The judging criteria are designed as benchmarks of procurement excellence and measure:

  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Productivity
  • Leadership
  • e-Procurement

You Have to Show Off Your Best Practices to Win

Tooting your own horn is difficult. However, with the AEP program, the most prominent professional procurement associations are recognizing your organization’s performance. This program encourages the development of excellence as well as continued organizational improvement to earn the award annually. The award is received by all that attain a minimum score of 100 on a rating of standardized criteria. In 2019, 203 organizations earned the AEP Award. The evaluation is conducted by an independent committee.

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In order to receive consideration for the award, organizations are required to submit a detailed application with supporting documentation.

Review the criteria in the application (please note changes) and determine if your procurement organization meets these requirements. Your organization needs to score 100 points. There is a “self-scoring sheet” in the application. If you are at 100 points or only slightly above, it is highly recommended that you again score your organization and be very objective. Almost all first-time applicants have points deducted.

It is also recommended that you contact a previous winner (a list of all recipients is posted on the AEP website) to discuss the application process.

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