The proposed Principles and Practices were presented to a group at the AIDF Forum in Washington D.C. yesterday. Following the presentation, feedback from the audience was taken. An audience member asked, "how will the proposed Principles and Practices affect NGO's".
What a great question! This is something to be considered, and will now be taken back to the team for review. In the interim, your comments on this topic are always welcomed, as it fuels the team's discussion!
Procurement affects and is affected by the public sector organization as a whole, and the community it serves, whether at the local, state, or national level. Therefore, participation in the collaborative development and adoption of Public Procurement Values and Guiding Principles by all stakeholders is desired. As a way to show support for this collaborative initiative, professional organizations may join as a Supporting Organization. There is no time or financial commitment to becoming a Supporting organization. It simply means that the organization supports NIGP’s collaborative efforts to develop public procurement values, principles, and standards of practice. If the organization can share the word about the project with its members, that would be very valuable.
For more information, or to be added as a Supporting Organization, please contact Tina M. Borger, CPPO, Research Director for NIGP at firstname.lastname@example.org