The West Virginia Purchasing Division has received the National Procurement Institute's Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2013.
The award is given to public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high application score based on innovation, professionalism, productivity and leadership in procurement practices.
West Virginia's Purchasing Division received the award along with 178 other procurement departments from around the country, including purchasing departments from 43 counties, 58 cities, 17 higher education agencies, 23 school districts, 23 special districts, and 15 state agencies.
"Through its strong leadership and dedicated staff, the Purchasing Division has demonstrated that its progressive efforts in public procurement have not gone unnoticed," Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said.
"This national recognition proves that this agency continues to move in the right direction by ensuring the public's trust in the spending of the state's tax dollars," he said.