During last week’s Council meeting, the City of Mississauga’s Revenue and Materiel Management Division was presented with the Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award (OA4) from the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP). Lisa Buitenhuis, NIGP board member, presented staff members the award, which formally recognizes excellence in public procurement.
“This is a very prestigious and meaningful award for the City,” said Gary Kent, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer for the City. “We are diligent in complying with the code of purchasing ethics established by the NIGP. This award signifies the City’s ongoing commitment to professionalism and best practices in purchasing and the procurement field.”
The City is a first-time OA4 award recipient and one of only three agencies in Canada to win the award. Additionally, the City of Mississauga is currently the only Canadian city certified. For more information, please visit: nigp.org.
The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. is a national, membership-based non-profit organization providing support to professionals in the public sector purchasing profession. The Institute is composed of 70 affiliate chapters and more than 2,600 agency members representing federal, state, provincial and local government levels throughout the United States and Canada. These agencies represent over 12,000 individuals serving the public procurement community.