GENESEO, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2023 – Livingston County Director of Purchasing Ashley Scutt was among a select group of professionals to receive two certifications recently after earning Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) status from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council and Certified Procurement Professional standing from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP-CPP).
Scutt, who is one of only 30 people from New York State and the only representative from Livingston County to be certified through NIGP, has taken numerous steps to improve and simplify the procurement process in Livingston County including having developed a step-by-step video that outlines steps needed to do business with County departments. Additionally, Scutt has revamped the purchasing department’s website to include comprehensive tabulation and scoring summaries, vendor information and updated purchasing policies.
“Ashley’s continual efforts to grow in her position have helped to modernize and streamline the procurement process for Livingston County,” said Ian M. Coyle, Livingston County Administrator. “Her knowledge and expertise on the rules and regulations associated with purchasing are exemplary and have established Livingston County as an example for other municipalities to follow.”
In order to earn certification from either governing body, procurement professionals must meet prerequisites for education and professional experience and should reflect established standards and competencies for those engaged in government procurement including the ability to obtain maximum value for taxpayer dollars.
The Livingston County Purchasing Department provides services to all County Departments and is authorized to issue public bids, requests for quotations, requests for proposals/qualifications (RFPs) and processing and releasing purchase orders while also administering purchase and public works contracts in accordance with New York State General Municipal Law.
Learn more about the procurement process and doing business with Livingston County by visiting the County purchasing department’s website.
About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is home to more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.
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