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2017 Innovation Award Winner

Congratulations to Broward County Florida Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Division

Innovation - Procurement Track System

Innovations in Public Procurement

The NIGP Innovation Award recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of public procurement by governmental agencies that have developed cutting-edge, non-standard, forward thinking approaches to meeting the needs of the clients they serve. Award is based on originality, effectiveness, significance, and transferability. Every application must meet the following requirements:

  • The NIGP Innovation Award is open only to NIGP members.
  • The innovation submitted must have been developed and executed by the agency no earlier than April 1, 2015 to be considered a “current” innovation.
  • Members of the NIGP Knowledge Management Committee and their agencies are ineligible.
  • Completed applications must be submitted by May 12 of the year of the award (COB 5:00PM EST)
  • Winner announced in early June.

Background Information

Applicants must complete an Innovation Award Application and the Innovation Award Submission. The Innovation Award Application consists of two parts. Part One includes applicant and agency details along with a descriptive title that expresses the substance of the innovation and the date it was implemented. Part Two includes the title, the implementation date and a summary of the project. The summary must include answers to each of the stated questions.

Submissions are evaluated against the following definitions of the stated criteria:

Originality

Describe how the innovation represents a new, different, or creative approach to service delivery or process improvement.

Significance

Describe how the innovation thoroughly addresses a need and the degree to which it diminishes an important problem or issue common to the organization.

Transferability

Describe how the innovation shows promise of inspiring successful replication by other agencies.

Effectiveness

Describe the tangible results achieved as a result of implementing the innovation, in terms of meeting client needs and/or meeting defined goals.

The guidelines for criteria include how the idea or practice:

  • Promotes and enhances the overall work of procurement and the profession
  • Is innovative for the agency or the profession
  • Can be replicated by other organizations in other locations
  • Enhances or has a positive effect on the work of the organization or agency

Questions...

Contact Carol D. Hodes, CAE at chodes@nigp.org or by phone at 800-367-6447 x253.

Past Winners

Past Winners Agency Awards

  • MEASURE UP Award

  • NIGP Best Practices Award

  • Innovations in Public Procurement Award

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