The City of Rockville’s Procurement Division has been recognized for excellence, receiving the 2020 Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute, Inc.

The award is earned by public and nonprofit agencies that demonstrate a commitment to procurement excellence. NPI’s annual program, in its 25th year, recognizes procurement organizations that embrace innovation, professionalism, productivity, leadership and e-procurement.

Rockville is one of only five agencies in Maryland, and 69 cities in the U.S. and Canada, to receive the recognition.

In 2020, the program had 188 successful applicants, including 40 counties, 69 cities, 15 higher education agencies, 22 school districts, 34 special districts, five state agencies and three others.