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OCTA Earns 9th National Award for Contract Procurements

For the ninth consecutive year, OCTA has earned an Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award for best practices for procuring public contracts.

The award is given by the National Procurement Institute and is earned by public and non-profit agencies that demonstrate a commitment to procurement excellence by demonstrating innovation, professionalism, productivity and leadership.

“OCTA receiving this award not just once but for nine consecutive years shows the commitment throughout the organization to transparency and accountability,” said OCTA Chairman Tim Shaw, also a La Habra Councilman. “This is another clear indicator of how OCTA continues to be a strong steward of taxpayer dollars through outstanding work awarding public contracts.”

The AEP program encourages the development of excellence as well as continued organizational improvement to earn the award annually. OCTA is one of only 46 agencies in California and one of only 39 special districts in the United States and Canada to receive the award.

OCTA, which has an annual budget of more than $1.5 billion dollars, contracts for the purchase of a wide range of goods and services – everything from office supplies to buses, bus parts and consultant services to multi-million-dollar construction contracts.

All of those contracts are in support of OCTA’s mission to develop and deliver transportation solutions that help improve quality of life and keep Orange County moving.

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