Miami Beach Earns 2020 Procurement Award
(Miami Beach, FL) Oct 9, 2020 -
The City of Miami Beach has been selected as one of 69 U.S. cities to receive the 2020 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) award from the National Procurement Institute. This annual award is given to organizations that demonstrate excellence in the areas of innovation, professionalism, productivity, technology and leadership.
“Some of our major departmental achievements recognized by this award include the implementation of a fully electronic bidding system, a robust benchmark program, an innovative e-commerce system and significant achievements in staff development and certification,” explained Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy L. Morales.
The AEP award is based on criteria designed to measure and provide benchmarks for public procurement best practices.
“Our entire procurement department team should be congratulated for this award, and for their tireless efforts to promote continuous improvement, stewardship of taxpayer resources and ethics in the public procurement process,” Morales added.
Some of the criteria against which procurement organizations are evaluated include the establishment of performance measures and continuous improvement programs, leveraging technology and electronic commerce, sustainable procurement and staff development.