City Of Sparks

Achievement of Excellence in Procurement

UPPCC Certified Agency

Each year the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) recognizes those public entities that have met specific criteria. Fully certified agencies apply annually for recognition of a 100% UPPCC certified procurement departmental staff. A significant accomplishment for many agencies as UPPCC certification requires each staff member to meet established criteria consisting of public purchasing experience, education/training and successful completion of a rigorous examination to become certified as a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) and/or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB). Sterling Agencies are those special agencies who have consistently earned Fully Certified recognition from the UPPCC for three consecutive years.  The City of Sparks has been recognized as a fully certified agency in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and earned the Sterling Agency designation in 2012.


Achievement of Excellence in Procurement

The City of Sparks Purchasing Division has earned the "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award" from the National Purchasing Institute. This award, which measures innovation, professionalism, productivity and leadership, is sponsored by several national professional associations including the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), The National Institute of Government Procurement(NIGP) and the California Association of Public Purchasing Officers (CAPPO), among others.
The City of Sparks has the distinction of being one of twenty-one organizations nationwide to have earned the award seven times or more.

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