Purchasing receives sixth consecutive excellence award

Aug. 7, 2009 8:05 a.m.

The Princeton University purchasing department has been awarded a 2009 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. Princeton has now earned this award for six consecutive years.

Princeton is one of only 20 higher education institutions in the United States that has been honored this year and the only one in New Jersey. Princeton also is one of only four higher education institutions that has won the award for six consecutive years.

The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award is designed to recognize organizational excellence in procurement. The annual award is earned by those organizations, public or nonprofit, that demonstrate excellence in procurement by obtaining a high score on a rating of standardized criteria. The program is designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership attributes of the procurement function.  

The program was founded in 1995 by the National Purchasing Institute to encourage development of excellence, provide benchmarks for continued excellence and increase awareness of public procurement as a profession.

The award is sponsored by the National Purchasing Institute, the Institute for Supply Management, the California Association of Public Purchasing Officers, the Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officers and the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.