Centennial Public Works has become the 119th accredited public works agency in the United States and the first public-private partnership of its kind in the country.
“This is a milestone for our city,” Mayor Cathy Noon said. “Meeting the criteria for this accreditation confirms we have been moving in the right direction since the city was formed. We strive to be efficient, effective and accountable to our citizens in the services provided by the city through smart contracts, such as what we have with CH2M. This achievement recognizes excellence as well as our innovation.”
CH2M and Centennial began the accreditation process in 2014. Two years later, the department completed the process to be recommended by a national review team for accreditation.
“This accreditation is a validation of CH2M’s commitment to superior service delivery on the Centennial project.” Centennial Project Manager Craig Faessler said.
The accreditation process is no easy feat. There are 40 chapters and 608 subchapters in the accreditation process, 360 of those applicable to Centennial. The city provided documentation of city policies, backed up by actual processes and associated work proofs related to each individual accreditation area.
“The process actually started on July 1, 2008, the first day of our contract,” Public Works Director Travis Greiman said. “Since then, the project has continuously improved service delivery through ongoing refinement in workflow processes and the incorporation of innovations.”
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