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KCDC again achieves accreditation by NIGP
By Scott Bird

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation’s (KCDC) Procurement Division once again has earned top accreditation by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.

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

Among the more than 3,000 governmental agency members in NIGP throughout the United States and Canada, only 154 government agencies have attained this distinction. KCDC’s Procurement Division has held this accreditation since 2006.

“We want to earn and keep the public’s trust, and one way to accomplish that is to have transparency and high ethical standards in our procurement division,” KCDC Executive Director and CEO Ben Bentley said. “I congratulate our procurement professionals for achieving this accreditation yet again. We will continue to attract excellent vendor partners and offer the best value to our residents, stakeholders and community because of the staff’s dedication and high standards for operation.”

About Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation
Since 1936, KCDC has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Knoxville and Knox County. 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

Published November 22, 2019

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