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

Oct 31, 2011

Spooktacular News: Public Comment Period Open & PMAC Adopts


A Spooktacular Week!

It is Halloween in the U.S. today, and the Principles & Practices Project has some spooktacular news!  Last week we saw a surge in support for the project.  We are very pleased to announce that the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) voted to adopt the Values & Guiding Principles of Public Procurement last week.

In addition, several NIGP Chapters became Adopting Organizations.  Those chapters include:  Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing (CAGP), Atlantic Public Purchasing Association (APPA), and the Iowa Public Procurement Association.

Other Ghoulish Good News:

The Practice:  Public Procurement Policy Manual opens today for public comment!  Don’t be frightened!  Please take this opportunity to provide your comments by clicking on the “Public Comment” link located on the left side of this page.  This practice will remain open for comment until November 18, 2011.

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