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

Aug 15, 2011

HEY! New Practice (Transparency) Public Comment Period Open!

Fall is upon us and if you're a sports fan, this song might bring back memories of shouting in the stands as your team took the field.  The excitement for the first game of the season was almost electric.  You couldn't help but call everyone you knew and ask them if they were going to the game.  When game day came you put on your team's colors, arrived at the field early, cheered the great plays, jeered at the referee's bad calls, and somehow managed to jump, shout and chant in unison to songs like this.

If your college days have passed, then your house may still get quite exciting when your children play in the local Friday night football game, or when your alma mater roles onto your local TV Network's lineup on the weekend.  But, nothing compares to the excitement of being in the stands amongst so many cheering in unison.  So.....

HEY!  Here is your chance to climb into the stands of the biggest field you have ever seen.  The Principles & Practices Project is on the world-wide-web and has been viewed by over 30,000 people in 76 Countries around the world!  And now YOU are personally invited to comment on the newest Practice (Transparency).  We encourage you to cheer the great elements of the practice, call the referee on the bad elements, and jump, shout, chant.....and COMMENT with your peers.

The comment period is open now through Wednesday, August 31, 2011.  So, call your friends (or email them) and ask them if they're coming to the game and start commenting.  CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!


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