The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has been awarded the prestigious 22nd Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) for 2017 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high application score based on standardized criteria. The AEP program encourages the development of excellence, as well as continued organizational improvement to earn the award annually.
In 2017, there were 205 successful applicants from the United States and Canada including 48 counties, 68 cities, 25 higher education agencies, 26 school districts, 25 special districts, and 12 state agencies. This is the second time that DCTA has applied and received this prestigious award. In addition, DCTA was one of only 50 agencies in Texas to receive the AEP Award.
“Receiving this award for the second consecutive year is an honor and an important achievement for DCTA,” said Anna Mosqueda, DCTA Chief Financial Officer. “It recognizes the progressive focus of our procurement team. They excel not only in managing the myriad of tactical activities, but also in maintaining a consultative approach that fosters constant improvement in managing and guiding the expenditure of public dollars.”
In 1995, NPI established a program designed to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement. The AEP is awarded annually to recognize innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity, and leadership in the procurement function. This prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria.