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Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement 

The Philadelphia Parking Authority has received the Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award (OA4) from the National Institute for Government Purchasing (NIGP). NIGP, also known as “The Institute for Public Procurement,” is one of the premier professional associations for public procurement, with over 3,000 Members from the United States, Canada, and countries outside of North America.  OA4 accreditation is granted only to those members of NIGP who achieve at least 100 of a possible 132 points on a list of criteria emphasizing the prominence of the procurement function in planning, budgeting, and policy-making within the member organization along with adherence to current best practices in the public procurement profession. The Authority’s OA4 accreditation remains in effect for three (3) years.  The OA4 award formally recognizes excellence in public procurement by establishing a body of standards that evidence sound procurement practice. The certificate and the achievement it represents are a testament to the Authority’s procurement team’s commitment to professional practice and demonstrated abilities.