CollegeBuys, a program of the Foundation for California Community Colleges, highlights and celebrates the achievements of Community Colleges across the state.
The National Procurement Institute (NPI) awarded Santa Clarita Community College District its prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) award for the second year in a row! The AEP award is sponsored by all of the major procurement associations in the country, which makes it an absolute honor to receive. Santa Clarita CCD is among 14 colleges and universities across the country to be distinguished as a 2022 AEP Award Recipient.
AEP awards are given to public and nonprofit organizations with high application scores. Along with practical, documented work, the AEP Award also recognizes leadership and contributions that advance the public procurement profession. Organizations are evaluated based on a set of criteria focused on innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership qualities. Along with practical, documented work, the AEP Award also recognizes leadership and contributions that advance the public procurement profession.
As a result of its ethical procurement standards, e-procurement practices, and professional development program, Santa Clarita CCD has earned high honors and recognition. The district also received distinction for its innovative and successful cooperative procurement strategy, its use of electronic systems for bids, quotes, and online surplus auctions.
As the Executive Director of Contract, Procurement, and Risk Management Services, April Graham leads the purchasing department at Santa Clarita CCD. April recently celebrated her eleventh anniversary with the District, and she has over sixteen years of hands-on contract experience, including education, healthcare, and medical laboratory agreements.
CollegeBuys extends a heartfelt congratulations to April and her purchasing team for this great achievement!For more information about this award Click here!