The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness was recently honored in an international competition for its work in producing materials and holding a special education and outreach event to teach local governing authorities, eligible private nonprofits and tribal governing authorities how to properly procure contracts and other services.

GOHSEP won a Gold Award from the 2011 MarCom Awards, an international marketing and communication competition, GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis said in a news release.

Of the nearly 6,000 entries from government agencies, corporate communications departments and other applicants in 200 categories, GOHSEP was honored in the special events category for its procurement education meeting called Getting It Right, The Practice of Procurement.