Citywide News Releases

Posted on: August 8, 2017

Award places McKinney Purchasing Department among best in public procurement

The City of McKinney Purchasing Department has earned the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award (AEP) from the National Procurement Institute in recognition of the city’s commitment to purchasing, excellence, innovation and leadership.

The city is evaluated and scored on innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership attributes of the procurement function.

McKinney is one of only 50 agencies in Texas and one of only 68 cities in the United States and Canada to receive the award. The AEP is awarded annually and has the distinction of being sponsored by every major procurement association in the nation.

“This award is a reflection of the city’s commitment to excellence through the purchasing and procurement function,” said Trudy Mathis, Director of Finance. “Our purchasing staff strives to continuously improve performance outcomes and procurement functions to better serve our customers, contractors, and other stakeholders.”

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of more than 168,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.