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Media Alert: April 19, 2018

Region of Peel Receives International Award for Outstanding Procurement Practices for 4th Consecutive Term

BRAMPTON, ON (Apr. 19, 2018) – For the 4th consecutive term, the Region of Peel has received the Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award by the National Institute for Governmental Procurement (NIGP). With each accreditation term lasting three years, the Region of Peel has remained accredited for 12 consecutive years. The Region is one of only three public procurement agencies in Canada and one of only 65 in all of North America that are currently accredited. The Region received this award for being a leader in the public procurement profession by implementing best practices such as, continuous improvement initiatives, training and outreach for staff and vendors and, leveraging technology to create efficiencies.

“Our procurement team has been employing best practices in their daily operations for over 12 years and we are proud to receive this award for the 4th consecutive term,” said Stephen VanOfwegen, Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. “This award is a reflection of our commitment to leadership in the public procurement profession. I would like to thank the NIGP for their recognition. We look forward to continuing to focus on openness, transparency, and integrity in our procurement practices, while using modern technologies to enable a greater level of excellence in public procurement.”

The NIGP accreditation programs formally recognizes excellence in public procurement practice by assessing agencies against a body of standards, elevating the standards of practice for the procurement profession.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 163,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

From left to right: Regional Councillor Gael Miles, Town of Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson, Regional Councillor Karen Ras, Region of Peel Treasurer and Director of Corporate Finance Stephanie Nagel, Region of Peel Director of Procurement Patricia Caza, Region of Peel Employee Julia Blackmore, Region of Peel Employee Marilena Andani, Region of Peel Employee Judith Olmsted-Harper, Region of Peel Employee Laura Cocuzzi, Regional Councillor Chris Fonseca, Regional Chair Frank Dale.

High-resolution photo available upon request

Media Contacts:

Genevieve Ricciardella
Specialist, Corporate Communications
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4672

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.