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

Apr 30, 2012

Principles & Practices Presented in Gwangju, South Korea

The Principles and Practices for Public Procurement were presented to the Public Procurement Regional Office in Gwangju, South Korea this week.  Candace Riddle, Standards Manager at NIGP presented a translated version of the Values to the office in Gwangju.

Officers at the PPS in Gwangju provided a warm welcome and plenty of information on South Korea’s robust procurement system.  The meeting was successful and appears to be the beginning of an opportunity to learn more about the South Korean procurement system, and to include the knowledge and expertise from professionals in the Far East.


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