KCDC achieves accreditation by National Institute of Governmental Purchasing


Purchasing Director Terry McKee accepts NIGP accreditation.

Purchasing Director Terry McKee accepts NIGP accreditation.

The purchasing department of Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) again has earned top accreditation by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP).

NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement recognized KCDC with Outstanding Agency Accreditation (OA4) status, which recognizes excellence in sound procurement practices and places KCDC in a group of elite procurement organizations.

Among the 3,000 governmental agency members in NIGP, only 142 government agencies have attained this distinction. This is the second consecutive three-year accreditation period in which KCDC’s purchasing department has received the award.

“Efficient, ethical practices in procurement are crucial to the effective operation of all governmental agencies,” KCDC Executive Director Art Cate said. “I applaud our purchasing department for achieving this accreditation. Their hard work, dedication and competency allow us to continue to attract excellent vendor partners and offer the best value to our residents and community.”

Since 1936, KCDC has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Knoxville. KCDC’s mission is to improve and transform neighborhoods and communities by providing quality affordable housing, advancing development initiatives and fostering self-sufficiency. For more information, call 865-403-1100 or visit https://www.kcdc.org.