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Saugus town manager recertified as public purchasing official

SAUGUS — Town Manager Scott Crabtree has been designated by the state as a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official. 

Crabtree received the recertification from the state’s Office of the Inspector General after enrolling in and completing 25 continuing education credits, and successfully completing a two-day recertification course and exam. He received his first designation in 2015. The certification must be renewed every three years. 

“I am proud to continue my professional development in the public purchasing field so that I can continue to better understand the interworking of the Purchasing Department, as well as offer my expertise in regard to numerous capital projects such as the new Middle-High School and Master Plan District-Wide Solution, which includes the renovations of Belmonte Middle School and Veterans Memorial Elementary School,” said Crabtree. 

The designation demonstrates a public official’s commitment to excellence in public procurement as the program is designed to teach cost-effective, ethical and modern purchasing practices, the stewardship of resources in the public’s interest, and compliance with Massachusetts contracting laws.

The Massachusetts School Building Authority requires that one appointed member of the School Building Committee hold an MCPPO designation.

There are six MCPPO designations. The designation that Crabtree earned is the highest.

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