For the seventh year in a row, the National Procurement Institute has awarded the county's Purchasing Department the "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement" award for 2013. This prestigous award is given to organizations that demonstrate excellence in procurement by obtaining a high score on a rating of standardized criteria. The program is designed to measure innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity, and leadership attributes. Bernalillo County is one of only three government agencies in New Mexico, and one of only 43 counties nationwide, to receive the award.
The Bernalillo County Commission honored members of the county Purchasing Department involved in the Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation Program, which steps in when deceased county residents are unclaimed and are of indigent status and family members have no means to cremate them.
Honored at Tuesday’s meeting were, from left: Lisa Sedillo-White, Purchasing Director; Rachel Maestas, Purchasing; Adrienne Candelaria, Purchasing; Danielle Romero, Purchasing; Ann Yang, Information Technology.
Bernalillo County will honor unclaimed and indigent residents with a memorial burial ceremony July 9 at the Evangelico Cemetery.
Bernalillo County has a new webpage on its BernCo View transparency site which allows the public to search for unclaimed/indigent deceased persons from the county who have been cremated.