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CITY’S PURCHASING DIVISION AWARDED FOR HIGHEST STANDARDS

(Mon., Jan. 23, 2012)—Mayor Peter Carlisle today congratulated the City’s Purchasing Division for being recognized as an outstanding agency that’s among an elite group in the United States and Canada which employ the highest sustained standards of quality and efficiency.

The Purchasing Division has, for the first time, earned certification and an Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing “in recognition of its demonstrated excellence in public procurement through the accomplishment of rigorous standards and best practices.”

Of the Institute’s more than 2,000 government agency members, only 115 have achieved this distinction.

“This accreditation award is well deserved and reflects the strong leadership and hard work by each individual in the Purchasing Division,” Carlisle said.

In presenting the honor, the Institute said, “The certification and the achievement it represents bring credibility and recognition to your entity – an accomplishment that should be highly regarded by your elected officials and the citizenry that you serve.”

The Purchasing Division, an important part of the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, handles citywide procurement of goods, services and construction, and maintains inventories of city-owned real and personal property. The division includes 29 employees and is headquartered on the first floor of Honolulu Hale.

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Media contact: Louise Kim McCoy, Mayor’s Office, 768-7798.