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

Jun 2, 2011

Project En Fuego


However you say it, the Principles and Practices Project is "ON FIRE".  The past several weeks have seen over 160 comments to the current Practice (Cooperative Purchasing) that is open for public review.  Speaking of, the reivew period for Copperative Purchasing will be coming to an end on June 10, 2011!  So if you have anything left to add, please do so prior to that date.

In addition to the AWESOME comments we've been receiving, we have added several members from our Supporting/ Adopting Organizations to the Review Team.  Today we added our 91st individual!  This is great news as the more diversity and input we have into the collaborative development, the better the resulting Practices will be.

Looking forward towards the next few months, we are preparing for several conferences.  There will be a presentation on the Principles & Practices at the Association of Government Accountants Annual Forum, July 10-13, 2011 in Atlanta, GA; and multiple workshops on the Principles & Practices at NIGP's Annual Forum in National Harbour, MD, August 25-29, 2011.

Thank you again to everyone who is engaging in the efforts to develop the Principles and Practices.  Every little bit helps "add fuel to the fire"!

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