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

Sep 20, 2011

Over 30,000 World Wide Working to Build a Profession!

You may recall this song as the 2010 theme song for the World Cup. The World Cup was held in South Africa, a country that a mere 15 years ago was deeply divided. Is it not truly amazing that so many cultures can unite around a common game, and in this case, a common song? It is almost as if the game and the music became the common language and reason for celebration around the world. So what does this have to do with the Principles & Practice project?

 I am pleased to announce that the project has officially reached over 30,000 people around the world in 80 countries! The vision to raise the level of the profession and create a set of common values, guiding principles, and practices for public procurement is beginning to gain momentum globally.

This is truly a great reason for celebration. We hope that you will continue to follow the progress of the project, comment on the practices, and share this incredible work with any and all stakeholders. Just imagine where the profession is going to be…a mere 15 years from now!

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