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Purchasing Division earns prestigious award

Post Date:08/01/2018 1:52 PM

Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist   941-928-3988


Sarasota, FL:  The City of Sarasota Purchasing Division was recently awarded the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2018 from the National Procurement Institute. This professional achievement recognizes national best practices in the field of procurement annually.

The City of Sarasota is one of just 28 recipients in Florida and one of only 65 cities in the United States and Canada to be honored in 2018. This is the fourth straight year the City has earned the award.

The AEP Award recognizes innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership in procurement. Applications by public and non-profit organizations are scored based on standardized criteria.

Purchasing photo“This award recognizes our team’s commitment to continuous improvement and fiscal responsibility,” said Purchasing General Manager David Boswell. “We are always striving to innovate, and this year we focused on providing more training opportunities for both vendors and City departments. Our goal is to serve as financial stewards for the City and its taxpayers by achieving cost savings along with quality products and services.”

The Procurement Division facilitates about 90 formal solicitations (bids, requests for proposal, invitations to negotiation) and 3,500 purchase orders per year for everything from construction services to office supplies to professional services. 

For more information, contact Purchasing General Manager David Boswell 941-365-2200, ext. 4528.


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