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

Nov 16, 2011

Principles & Practices Delivered in Historic Triangle Region of Virginia, USA

This week the Principles & Practices project hit the road to the Historic Triangle region of Virginia.  Known as the birth place of English-speaking America, and home to some of the earliest settlements in the United States, it seemed a fitting venue for the Virginia Public Procurement Forum 2011 and several sessions on the Principles & Practices.


NIGP’s Brent Maas (pictured below) led a session on Tuesday, in which he revealed an outlook for the procurement profession and provided information on the Principles & Practices project.


Candace Riddle, Standards Manager, NIGP, led two sessions that focused specifically on the Principles & Practices.  Audiences were challenged to return to their home offices and to be “the lone nut”; a phrase that was coined to challenge attendees to go beyond leadership and to engage in the Principles & Practices project as avid followers.


In total, Maas and Riddle delivered the Principles & Practices to over 100 public procurement professionals and attendees during the three day conference.




There are only a few days left to comment on the current practices that are open for public comment.  The public comment period will close this Friday, November 18, 2011.


Watch for the upcoming practices on Ethics and Performance-Based Contracting, which will be released in early December.


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