McAllen Purchasing Department Honored with Industry Award: First time recognition of McAllen Purchasing Department

by Office of Communications | Aug 03, 2018

The City of McAllen Purchasing Department has earned the 2018 Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award.  The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement recognizes organizational excellence in public and non-profit procurement.


“This is an incredible award for the City of McAllen to receive because it recognizes the hard work, ethical leadership and transparency, and most importantly, the fiscal responsibility of not only our Purchasing Department, but also, the work of the entire City of McAllen and our McAllen City Commission,” said McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, P.E. 


“We are all entrusted to be good stewards with the taxpayers money in our purchases for the equipment, supplies, and other elements necessary to provide the services to our community.  I am very proud of the Purchasing Department for receiving this well-deserved honor and I especially want to commend Gerardo Noriega, Director of the City of McAllen Purchasing and Contracting Department and his staff for their superior quality of work,” he concluded.


The City of McAllen is only one of 48 agencies in Texas and one of only 65 cities in the United States and Canada to receive this award.


The award criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership attributes of the procurement function.