In July, 2013, the City of Tucson's Department of Procurement received the 18th Annual "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement" award pictured to the left.
The City of Tucson became the first and only agency in AEP history to receive a perfect score and in 2013 again received a perfect score. The City is one of only six organizations nationwide to receive this award each of the past eighteen years since its inception.
This award was designed to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement. The annual award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score on a rating of benchmark criteria. The program is designed to measure innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity, and leadership.