July 19, 2012

2013 Awards:

Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) Public Agency of the Year Award for Multnomah County

This award is given to the Public Agency that has best exemplified OAME's mission to promote and develop entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities thereby reducing racism and discrimination.

2012 Awards:

National Association of Counties Achievement Award - Development of Computer-based Learning Systems In-house.

Is an excellent demonstration of how public agencies can use technology to extend their scarce training resources to provide support across the organization. This project was also the pilot for the County's Learning Management System and developed in partnership with Human Resources' Talent Development staff. With this project, Multnomah County Purchasing developed the capability and is delivering computer-based training in-house at a low cost. We researched and implemented off-the-shelf course development software and a freeware Learning Management System and were able to achieve a 69% savings over contracting the work out. The computer-based training allowed us the flexibility to deliver needed business training to 120 Contract Administrators to fit their individual schedules.

Government Procurement Article: E-Learning at a Bargain Price, Multnomah County's in-house strategy wins NIGP Innovation Award

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce of Oregon - Member Recognition

The Hispanic Chamber recognizes individuals and businesses that have made outstanding contributions to their communities through their dedication, leadership, commitment and character. We are pleased to recognize Sophia Cavalli, Procurement and Small Business Supervisor of Multnomah County as an outstanding member.

Sophia Cavalli, Procurement and Small Business Supervisor, Multnomah County

National Association of Counties Achievement Award - Using Continuous Improvement to Create an Electronic Contract Processing System.

delivered some stunning efficiency gains in the amount of time the County spent processing contracts and was an important transition step for our recent launch of SAP enhancements. Using continuous improvement tools, Multnomah County was able to implement an electronic contract processing system to process an average volume of over 1000 contracts and amendments with a contract spend value of over $300 million annually. Moving to an electronic contract system reduce the average time for contract processing from 20 to 5 ½ days in six months. All of this was done with existing office software such as Google E-mail and Excel. Our budget outlay was essentially zero and we reduced our direct costs by over $11,000 annually.

2010 Awards:

National Association of Counties Achievement Award - Managing Insurance Coverage for Contracts NACO Award - Managing Insurance Coverage for Contracts (342.49 KB)