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

Dec 5, 2011

VIP Presentation of the Principles & Practices

Many exciting things have been happening recently with the Principles & Practices project.  We are very excited to see the global reach of the project continue to grow as more and more individuals from around the world are now engaging in the review process for the Practices.

Much like the magic of this time of the year and the mystery of a jolly man who drives a sleigh around the globe in twenty-four hours, the Principles & Practices project seems to have spread in the same enchanted fashion.

Perhaps it was this magic, or just the spirit of the giving season, that inspired NIGP member Keith Glatz, CPPO, FCPM, FCPA (City of Tamarac, FL, USA) to make a special VIP presentation of the Values & Guiding Principles to, the man…the legend himself….Santa Claus!

We’ve heard that Santa is now making a list and checking it twice to find out if you’ve been nice enough to engage in the Principles & Practices project by providing comments on the new practices.  If you haven’t commented on any practices yet this year, there is no reason to fear!  Avoid being on Santa’s naughty list by providing feedback on the next practice, Ethical Public Procurement, to be released next week.


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