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

May 16, 2011

NIGP Board Receives Principles & Practices Project Update


The NIGP Board of Directors welcomed a presentation on the Principles and Practices project on May 6, 2011.  The session got off to a scientific start, as Candace Riddle, NIGP's Standards Manager, asked the entire room to stand.  Those in attendance were then asked to take a seat if they had an account on 1) Linked In, 2) You Tube, 3) GovLoop, 4) Twitter, or 5) Facebook.  In the end, only one person remained standing, but quickly took a seat when asked if he "checked e-mail on a daily basis".

The experiment, while a bit whimsical, framed a discussion about the Principles & Practices project's global reach via web 2.0 technology.  To date, the website has had nearly 25,000 visits from 52 countries around the world, and has a presence on each of the above-mentioned social media outlets. 

Over the past two years the Principles and Practices project's leaders have used collaborative technologies and innovative approaches to gain the support of various stakeholder organizations, and to develop the Values and Guiding Principles as well as the proposed Standards of Practice.

The presentation to the NIGP Board of Directors highlighted some of these successes and celebrated the innovative approaches that have been implemented by all of those who have been working on the project.

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