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Montgomery County Office of Procurement Wins 2017 Achievement of Excellence Award

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 4, 2017

Montgomery County’s Office of Procurement has earned the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award for 2017 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI) for the fifth consecutive year. The AEP Award honors public procurement organizations that achieve organizational excellence through innovation, professionalism, productivity and e-procurement. AEP also recognizes leaders in national, state and regional outreach in addition to participation in a public procurement association.
“I am pleased to see that our County’s Office of Procurement, under the direction of Cherri Branson, is recognized as a national leader,” said County Executive Ike Leggett. “Montgomery County is one of 48 Counties in the United States and Canada to earn this award.”

AEP winners are chosen after a detailed assessment of each applicant’s overall body of work. AEP evaluates how well each organization’s operation exemplifies state-of-the-art procurement industry best practice. NPI, the public sector affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management, promotes the achievement of excellence in governmental and institutional procurement through education, certification, professional development and networking of its membership.

For a list of all the 2017 award winners, please visit


Release ID: 17-439
Media Contact: Brian Roberts  240-777-6507