To applaud best practices, the National Purchasing Institute (NPI) founded the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) award program in 1995. The AEP is awarded annually to those organizations that demonstrate excellence based on scoring against standardized criteria. The program is designed to measure the innovation, professionalism, productivity, E-procurement, and leadership attributes of a procurement organization.
The UNLV Purchasing Department was awarded the AEP Award for 2011, the fourth consecutive year receiving this prestigious award. UNLV Purchasing was 1 of only 6 government agencies in Nevada and 1 of only 20 higher education agencies in the United States to receive the award. The score received by UNLV Purchasing for their 2011 submission placed it in the top 20% of all government agencies nationally.
This year's award, and those of the previous three years, is on display in the Purchasing Department lobby area located in CSB 235.