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OV procurement administrator named to national board of directors

December 4, 2014

Town of Oro Valley Procurement Administrator Brian Garrity has been appointed to the National Procurement Institute (NPI) Board of Directors.

NPI was founded in 1968 to establish cooperative relationships among its members and to develop efficient purchasing methods and practices in areas of governmental, education and institutional procurement. It is the official Public Sector Affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

In 1995, NPI established a program designed to recognize organization excellence in Public Procurement. The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award is earned by public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high application score based on standardized criteria.

This program encourages the development of excellence as well as continued organizational improvement to earn the award annually and is the benchmark for organizational excellence in procurement. The Town of Oro Valley earned its seventh AEP Award in 2014.

The Town of Oro Valley is one of only 16 government agencies in Arizona, and one of only 58 cities in the United States to receive this award.