In July 2018 the City of Plano's Purchasing Division received the 23rd Annual "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement" Award. This award was designed to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement and is recognized by all major Public Purchasing Professional Organizations nationally and internationally. The annual award is designed to measure excellence in innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership. Plano is one of six entities that has received this award every year since its inception.
The Purchasing Division also has earned the Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award (OA4) from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, which recognizes those agencies that lead the public procurement profession.