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UPPCC Announces 2007 Sterling Agencies & Fully Certified Agencies

August 17, 2007 - The Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC) announced its Class of 2007 Sterling Agencies and Fully Certified Agencies in conjunction with the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP) 62nd Annual Forum and Products Exposition in Hartford, Connecticut. So far this year, forty-six stellar agencies have achieved the distinguished and unique honor of being fully certified. Of those forty-six agencies, six received additional recognition as UPPCC Sterling Agencies. This is a truly outstanding accomplishment as it "demonstrates the agency's continuous commitment to professionalism and excellence" said UPPCC Governing Board Chairman, Don Buffum, CPPO as he presented the six agencies with their awards.

Each year the UPPCC recognizes those public entities that have met specific criteria. Fully certified agencies apply annually for recognition of a 100% UPPCC certified procurement departmental staff. A significant accomplishment for many agencies as UPPCC certification requires each staff member to meet established criteria consisting of public purchasing experience, education/training and successful completion of a rigorous examination to become certified as a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) and/or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB). Sterling Agencies are those special agencies who have consistently earned Fully Certified recognition from the UPPCC for three consecutive years.

The 2007 Sterling Agency Awards were presented to City of Ames, Iowa, City of Goodyear, Arizona, City of Miami, Florida, City of Naperville, Illinois, El Paso County, Colorado and Washington County, Oregon.

2007 Fully Certified Agencies

Alexandria City Public Schools Atlanta Public Schools
Alexandria, VA Atlanta, GA
Birmingham Water Works Board Cabarrus County
Birmingham, AL Concord, NC
Cherry Creek School District 5 City of Ames
Aurora, CO Ames, IA
City of Chandler-Purchasing Division City of Colorado Springs
Chandler, AZ Colorado Springs, CO
City of Fort Collins City of Goodyear
Fort Collins, CO Goodyear, AZ
City of Miami City of Naperville
Miami, FL Naperville, IL
City of Olathe City of Owensboro
Olathe, KS Owensboro, KY
City of Red Wing City of Surprise
Red Wing, MN Surprise, AZ
City of Tarpon Springs Charleston Commissioners of Public Works
Tarpon Springs, FL Charelston, SC
County of York El Paso County
Yorktown, VA Colorado Springs, CO
Florence-Darlington Technical College Florida Department of State
Florence, SC Tallahassee, FL
GA Department of Technical & Adult Ed Town of Longboat Key
Atlanta, GA Longboat Key, FL
Highlands County BCC Larimer County
Sebring, FL Fort Collins, CO
Livingston County Louisiana Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries
Howell, MI Baton Rouge, LA
Loxahatchee River Environm'tal Control Dist. Martin Co. Board of County Commissioners
Jupiter, FL Stuart, FL
MS State Board for Community & Jr Colleges Ohio Department of Aging
Jackson, MS Columbus, OH
Polk Community College South Carolina Department of Transportation
Winter Haven, FL Columbia, SC
Southampton Public Schools TX Municipal League Intergov'tal Risk Pool
Southampton, NY Austin, TX
Texas Racing Commission Town of Silver City
Austin, TX Silver City, NM
Township of Franklin Unified Purchasing Co-op of OH River Valley
Somerset, NJ Cincinnati, OH
University of Victoria Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA Virginia Beach, VA
Warren County Purchasing Department Washington County
Vicksburg, MS Hillsboro, OR
Yavapai Community College
Prescott, AZ



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