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Collin Department Earns National Award



Collin Department Earns National Award

August 17, 2006 - The Collin County Community College District (Collin) Purchasing Department took home the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Purchasing Institute at the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing's annual forum Aug. 6-9 in Tampa, Fla.

This is the first time the college has received this award.

According to the National Purchasing Institute website, the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement is a prestigious award, "earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria. The criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership attributes of the procurement organization."

The National Purchasing Institute was founded in 1968 and is an association of governmental purchasing professionals. The organization is designed to create relationships among its members and to develop efficient purchasing methods in the areas of governmental, educational and institutional procurement, according to its website.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.