The Office of Procurement is pleased to present the recent awards earned and achievements made by our staff.

JUL 2021
  • 2021 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award
  • The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit agencies that demonstrate a commitment to procurement excellence. This annual program recognizes procurement organizations that embrace Innovation, Professionalism, Productivity, Leadership and e-Procurement.
 
  • Procurement Wins NACo Achievement Award
  • The Montgomery County Office of Procurement won a National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award in the category of Information Technology for the DPO Violation E-Notification and Response System. Read More!
JUN 2021
  • Public Sector Partner of the Year Award
  • Ash Shetty, the Director of Montgomery County's Office of Procurement has won the Public Sector Partner of the Year Award from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce! View the Video!
MAY 2021
  • Manager of the Year Award
  • Congratulations to Pam Jones, the winner for this year's MPPA Manager of the Year Award! The MPPA Officers and Board of Directors grants this award to public procurement professionals who have supervisory or management responsibilities. Read More!
  • Vendor Innovation Portal
  • To recognize Small Business Month in May, the Montgomery County Office of Procurement is launching a new web-based service to connect vendors with County departments. The Vendor Innovation Portal (VIP) will allow businesses to introduce their company and connect with the most appropriate contacts in the County. Read More!
MAR 2021
  • New Informal Policy
  • As part of County Executive Marc Elrich’s effort to assist local small businesses to recover from the COVID-19 recession, the director of Procurement will require all informal solicitations to be reserved under the Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP), starting on April 1, 2021. Read More!
NOV 2020
  • Solicitation Tracker
  • Created the Procurement Solicitation Tracker for vendors to find out the status of solicitations on the Procurement website.
OCT 2020
  • National Association of Counties Awards
  • The Montgomery County Office of Procurement received three National Association of Counties (NACo) achievement awards in the categories of Information Technology and Transportation. The annual Achievement Award Program recognizes efforts by local jurisdictions that promote responsible, responsive, and effective County government initiatives. Read More!
JAN 2020
  • Buyer of the Year Award
  • The Maryland Public Purchasing Association, Inc. awarded Sarah Giambra the prestigious Buyer of the Year award on Saturday, January 11, 2020. This award is presented to only one person in the state of Maryland each year. Sarah is a Procurement Specialist in the Office of Procurement.
DEC 2019
  • Public Sector Award
  • The Women President's Educational Organization (WPEO) awarded the Office of Procurement the Public Sector Award at their annual Breakthrough Breakfast on December 3, 2019. Read More!
  • Solicitation Page Reduction
  • Solicitations published by the Office of Procurement were updated to reduce number of pages while continuing to provide all information needed.
JUL 2019
  • Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Awards
  • The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit agencies that demonstrate a commitment to procurement excellence. This annual program recognizes procurement organizations that embrace Innovation, Professionalism, Productivity, Leadership and e-Procurement. Read More!
  • Monthly Open Houses
  • Invite vendors to monthly open house events to demystify the County procurement process.
  • Deepening Partnerships
  • Implemented a monthly Kanban solicitation status report for Department Directors to increase transparency and accountability.
MAY 2019
  • Breaking Down Barriers
  • Published the Procurement Pocket Guide in multiple languages on the Procurement website.
  • Compliance Matrix
  • Created a Procurement Compliance Matrix to provide a user-friendly view for stakeholders to determine compliance applicability.
  • View Scope Button
  • Implemented a one-clock scope view for businesses to make it easier to participate in solicitations.