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City of St. Petersburg Receives Highest Accreditation from Procurement Institute

City of St. Petersburg is one of only three agencies that currently hold the pinnacle accreditation for public procurement practice.

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

Rick Grimm, NIGP CEO, characterized the City of St. Petersburg’s achievement as “a beacon of light in NIGP’s search for processes and procedures that ensure fairness and transparency in procurement.”

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.

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