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Collin College Purchasing Department Honored

Aug. 31, 2017 – Collin College’s Purchasing Department recently received the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for the 12th year in a row. 

The award honors organizations that demonstrate excellence in innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership attributes of the procurement organization. The award is given by the National Procurement Institute and is sponsored by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, the National Association of Educational Procurement, the Texas Public Purchasing Association and the Institute for Supply Management, as well as several other organizations. For 2017, there were 205 successful applicants, including 48 counties, 68 cities, 25 higher education agencies, 26 school districts, 26 special districts and 12 state agencies.

Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,100 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.