Sound Transit Earns Highest Accreditation from NIGP

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Sound Transit is one of only three agencies that currently hold the pinnacle accreditation for public procurement practice.

Rick Grimm, NIGP CEO

Rick Grimm, NIGP CEO

Rick Grimm, NIGP CEO, characterized the agency's procurement operation as a prime example of professionalism and proficiency in transit authority procurement.

NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement announced today the award of its highest accreditation to Sound Transit in Seattle, Washington. Pareto Accreditation is earned through successful completion of a rigorous agency self-assessment and third-party documentation review and on-site agency evaluation.

In a congratulatory message to Sound Transit’s leadership, Rick Grimm, NIGP CEO, characterized the agency’s procurement operation as “stand[ing] tall as a prime example of professionalism and proficiency in transit authority procurement.”

Since the accreditation’s introduction in 2003, nine public procurement entities have pursued and achieved Pareto Accreditation.

The Pareto Award of Excellence in Public Procurement was established to recognize agencies distinguishing their procurement operations as “best in class” based on a performance review across six domains of practice: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Customer Service, Process Management, Information Management and Performance Improvement.

NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement
Since 1944, the Institute has been developing, supporting and promoting the public procurement profession through premier educational and research programs, professional support, technical services and advocacy initiatives that benefit members and constituents. With over 15,000 professionals from more than 3,000 local, state, provincial and federal government contracting agencies across the United States, Canada and countries outside of North America, NIGP is international in its reach.

http://www.nigp.org.

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