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For Immediate Release:
August 23, 2013

Media Contact:
Miriam Singer

For the Eleventh time, Miami-Dade County's Procurement Management Services Division receives Annual Achievement of Excellence Award

(MIAMI, August 23, 2013) – The Miami-Dade County’s Procurement Management Services Division of the Internal Services Department (ISD) recently received the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2013 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI).  This prestigious award recognizes innovation, professionalism and leadership in the field of procurement. 

Miami-Dade County is one of only 20 government agencies in Florida and one of only 41 counties in the United States to receive the award.  This is the 11th time the County has been honored by NPI, a leadership alliance of the most important leadership professional purchasing organizations around the country.  In addition to NPI, the award is sponsored by the Institute for Supply Management, the California Association of Public Purchasing Officers, the Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officers, the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, the National Association of Educational Procurement, the National Association of State Purchasing Officials, the Texas Public Purchasing Association, the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance, US Communities, the Airport Purchasing Group, and the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council.

“We are committed to meeting the highest principles of customer service and this award represents a significant achievement by County staff,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. 

“This award recognizes improvements in the procurement process and the professionals that administer it," said Lester Sola, Director of Internal Services Department.    

About the Procurement Management Services Division of ISD
The Procurement Management Services Division of the Internal Services Department procures goods and services to support countywide operations.  The division manages more than 1,300 active contracts valued at $4.9 billion.

For more information regarding Miami-Dade County’s Procurement Management Division operations, visit


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