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U.S. Conference of Mayors passes resolution supporting cooperative purchasing program at 85th annual meeting

by Ronni Levine
At the recently concluded U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., mayors saluted the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance cooperative procurement organization in the form of a resolution. The resolution honors U.S. Communities for earning the much-coveted NAC certification from NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP).

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U.S. Conference of Mayors promotes NIGP Accredited Cooperatives

by Ronni Levine
June 26, 2017 - U.S. Conference of Mayors calls on elected officials to promote the use of NIGP Accredited Cooperatives as the first source when using cooperative purchasing.

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NIGP Names First NAC Accredited Cooperative Program

by Ronni Levine
Herndon, VA - June 8, 2017 - NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement announced today that the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is the first cooperative program to earn the NIGP Accredited Cooperative (NAC) accreditation.

NIGP’s CEO, Rick Grimm, congratulated U.S. Communities for its “tremendous achievement that further distinguishes the program in the cooperative marketplace and reflects its commitment to supporting the values and principles of professional practice in public procurement. Our members asked us to set the standard for good cooperative procurement practice. We accepted that obligation through the NAC accreditation that was developed by and for senior public procurement officials who formed our NAC Design Team. And U.S. Communities, in turn, was bold to apply for the accreditation under stringent criteria. With their achievement, we anticipate that other regional and national cooperatives will consider NAC as a benchmark for excellence and will pursue the accreditation based on market demands.”

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State and Local Procurement Snapshot Q4 2016

by Ronni Levine | Jan 18, 2017
Onvia’s latest State, Local and Education (SLED) Procurement Snapshot examines bid and RFP trends within the state and local government contracting market for the fourth quarter of 2016.
Onvia’s latest State, Local and Education (SLED) Procurement Snapshot examines bid and RFP trends within the state and local government contracting market for the fourth quarter of 2016. In a slow growing but relatively stable government contracting marketplace, the report highlights emerging trends and outperforming segments by level of government and industry to provide guidance for sales and business planning. We also consider key longer-term trends identified in our 2017 Forecast released in December.

This edition of the report is complemented by an interview with Brent Maas. Maas discusses important trends in contracting that can prepare vendors for success in the state and local marketplace in 2017, helping them understand the mentality of the government buyer and the most effective ways of marketing to and influencing agencies.

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Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Earns Highest Accreditation from NIGP

by PR Web | Jan 16, 2017
Tampa International Airport - Hillsborough County Aviation Authority awarded NIGP's highest accreditation - Pareto Accreditation distinguishing themselves as 'best in class'. The authority is one of only three public agencies that currently hold the coveted NIGP accreditation.

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OUR APOLOGIES

by NIGP | Sep 23, 2016
For any concerns raised by the use of a phrase on the cover of Government Procurement Magazine…

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Reflections on Another Strong Year for NIGP

by Keith Glatz, CPPO, FCPM, FCPA - Governing Board Chair 2015 - 2016
The Institute’s fiscal year ended June 30, 2016; capping the end of its first year under the new NIGP 2.0 governance structure, ushering in new enhancements to member services, and beginning new relationships with important stakeholders.

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NIGP Appoints Executive Director of ASPA to the NIGP Governing Board

by PR Web

NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement announces William P. Shields, Jr., Executive Director for the American Society for Public Administration, has been appointed to the NIGP Governing Board effective September 17, 2015. This appointment leverages the leadership experience of two not-for-profit associations that have a rich tradition of advancing and growing public administration.


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NIGP Announces Inaugural Chapter Ambassador Team

by PR Web
NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement today announced the appointment of 20 NIGP Chapter Ambassadors to foster greater connectivity across NIGP’s 72 chapters, their leaders and Institute board and staff. Chapter Ambassadors serve as official representatives of the NIGP Board, sharing information with chapters about new and ongoing Institute programs and initiatives. 

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Over 900 Public Procurement-focused Public Administrators to Meet in Kansas City

by PR Web
Kansas City Convention Center, August 1, 2015 -- In a climate of general financial optimism for state governments, over 900 public procurement officials from the United States, Canada, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Australia will meet over five days to confer and exchange experiences that bring greatest value to the monies spent by government entities. 

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Agency in the News: The City of Mississauga Praised for Public Procurement Procedures

by Ronni Levine
MISSISSAUGA — The City of Mississauga has received an award that recognizes excellence in public procurement. 

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NIGP CEO Rick Grimm Honored With CIPS Fellowship

by PR Web
NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement CEO Rick Grimm awarded Fellowship by UK-based CIPS, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, the organization's highest grade of membership.

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NIGP Launches Industry-first Accreditation Program for Public Sector Purchasing Cooperatives

by PRWeb
Public spending through cooperative program contracts exceeded $50 billion. NIGP announces unique, first of its kind accreditation program to support public procurement professionals' need to quickly identify cooperative programs that consistently practice sound public procurement behaviors.

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NIGP's 2014-2015 Board President Donald Buffum receives an Excellence in Government Award from the State of Mississippi

by Allison Matthews
Mississippi State University's director of procurement and contracts is being recognized today [May 27] by Gov. Phil Bryant for dedicated public service with excellence, innovation and integrity in his areas of expertise. 

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