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

Feb 23, 2011

Project Update

The past few weeks have seen a lot of growth for the project.  The Iowa Public Procurement Association has signed on as a Supporting Organization this week, with future plans to adopt the Values & Guiding Principles.

We have also seen increased interest from various stakeholders, and this week we welcomed Dr. Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the Review Team.

In addition to this exciting news, the first two Standards, Strategic Procurement Planning and Performance Management are now in the final review stage.  The third Standard, Performance Measurement, will remain open for public comment through this weekend.  Finally, the fourth Standard, Performance Metrics, is in the hands of the Focus Group for initial review, prior to being released for public comment.

The fifth Standard, Cooperative Purchasing, is currently being planned and is expected to be underway within the next few weeks.  We are looking forward to working with a new Focus Group for this Standard, and will be reaching out to Review Team members and other stakeholders accordingly that will help us with the development of this Standard.

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