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

Mar 17, 2011



Perhaps it was the Luck of the Irish, or maybe it was just hard work, but this week we welcomed the Missouri Association of Public Purchasing Chapter of NIGP as a Supporting Organization and the Loudon County (VA) Procurement Department as an Adopting Organization of the Values and Guiding Principles.

Loudon County becomes the second public procurement department, behind the City of Tucson to formally adopt the Values and Guiding Principles.

Work continues on the Cooperative Purchasing Standard of practices, which is now with an initial focus group for review.  We anticipate releasing that standard for public comment late next week.  In the interim, the Standard of Practice: Performance Metrics remains open for public comment.  You may access that document by clicking on the "Public Comment" link, located on the left side of this page.

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