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

Jan 6, 2011

First Standards Released for Review

And so the journey begins!  The first Standards of Practice, Strategic Procurement Planning and Performance Management were released to a small focus group today for initial review.  A third standard, Performance Measurement, is expected to follow sometime next week.

This is a monumental, first step toward reaching the three-year goal of 30 Standards of Practice for Public Procurement.  It is simply hard to think about a bigger, or more exciting, announcement for this month!

Stay tuned, as we expect the Standards to be released for public comment in the near future.

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