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McAllen Purchasing Department Once Again Honored with Industry Award: McAllen’s director also receives professional certification

by Office of Communications | Aug 23, 2019

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The City of McAllen Purchasing Department has earned the 2019 Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award.  The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement recognizes organizational excellence in public and non-profit procurement.   This is the second time the City of McAllen Purchasing Department has received this award; it first received the recognition in 2018.


“This is an incredible award for the City of McAllen to receive because it recognizes the hard work, ethical leadership and transparency, and most importantly, the fiscal responsibility of not only our Purchasing Department, but also, the work of the entire City of McAllen and our McAllen City Commission,” said McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, P.E. 


“We are all entrusted to be good stewards with the taxpayers’ money in our purchases for the equipment, supplies, and other elements necessary to provide the services to our community.  I am very proud of the Purchasing Department for receiving this well-deserved honor and I especially want to commend Gerardo Noriega, Director of the City of McAllen Purchasing and Contracting Department and his staff for their superior quality of work,” he concluded.


The City of McAllen is only one of 48 agencies in Texas and one of only 67 cities in the United States and Canada to receive this award.


The award criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership attributes of the procurement function.


Additionally, McAllen’s Purchasing Director has earned the Certified Professional Public Buyer designation, after going through accreditation and testing.   This credential is recognized throughout the world and signifies thorough knowledge and competency of public procurement. It is governed and issued by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC).


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