St. Vrain Valley Schools granted prestigious award for procurement professionals in the public sector

St. Vrain Valley School District is a 2019 recipient of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) Sterling Agency Certification Award. The 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 UPPCC programs offer the most prestigious certifications among procurement professionals and their employers in the public sector.
 
St. Vrain Valley School District is currently the only school district in Colorado to win the UPPCC’s certification award for both Sterling and Agency. St. Vrain is among only two other school districts in Colorado to win either the Sterling or Agency Certification Awards historically. 
 
Purchasing Director for St. Vrain Valley Schools, Traci Burtnett, emphasized the importance of fiscal responsibility in St. Vrain and the value of receiving the UPPCC Sterling Agency Certification. “Receiving awards like these builds confidence in public trust and shows that St. Vrain Valley Schools acts as responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars."