LAUDERDALE LAKES, FL – April 25, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Broward County Housing Authority (BCHA) has won one of the most prestigious awards offered by the public procurement industry.
The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) named BCHA as recipient of the 2013 UPPCC Agency Certification Award in the Small Agency category. It is the first time BCHA has won the award.
“As a public organization, BCHA wants to follow the highest standards in our procurement and purchasing process,” said Ann Deibert, CEO of BCHA. “We value the certification as a way to help us meet that goal.”
To qualify for the award, 100 percent of qualifying staff must be UPPCC certified. Late last year, BCHA Purchasing Director, Anthony Cariveau, earned the coveted credential of Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), while Purchasing Assistant, Cheryl McCalla, earned the UPPCC credential of Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB). Both were certified for five years.
CPPO credentials are recognized throughout the public procurement profession and demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the industry. At the federal, state and local levels, procurement professionals are responsible for more than $4.85 trillion in public funds or 38.5 percent of the United States Gross Domestic Product.
If BCHA maintains the current Agency Certification Award status for three consecutive years, it will receive the highest honor in the industry, the UPPCC Sterling Agency Award.
About Broward County Housing Authority
Founded in 1969, Broward County Housing Authority (BCHA) creates housing opportunities for nearly 12,000 county residents by utilizing public and private funding. It focuses on providing affordable housing through the ownership/management of properties, administration of rental subsidies and counseling of homeowners and prospective owners. Established under Chapter 421, Florida Statutes, BCHA is an independent special district of the State of Florida. For more information, visit www.bchafl.org.
About the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council
The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is an independent entity formed to govern and administer the Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification programs. The CPPO and CPPB programs are highly regarded and respected among procurement professionals and employers involved in the public sector. To date, the UPPCC has certified more than 10,000 professionals primarily within the US and Canada, as well as in other nations around the globe.
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