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 and 2013 and earned the Sterling Agency designation in 2012.
Achievement of Excellence in Procurement