Who We Are - NIGP

Developing, supporting and promoting the public procurement profession

through premier educational and research programs, professional support, technical services and advocacy initiatives that benefit members and constituents since 1944.

With over 3,000 member agencies representing over 15,000 professionals across the United States, Canada and countries outside of North America, the Institute is international in its reach.

NIGP Resources


NIGP Procurement Resources support your day-to-day activities and effectively manage your procurement organization. Many of the resources here are NIGP member-exclusive or offered through partnerships that provide services at member-discounted rates.

The great value of NIGP membership is reflected in the Resources offered. We continue to focus on adding to the services available here and the even greater value of NIGP membership into the future.

Resources include the NIGP Library, Sourcing and Management Tools, Principles & Practices of Public Procurement, Peer Networks, Publications and more.

NIGP Professional Development

Professional Development

As with any vocational body that aspires to the status of profession, recognition and esteem must be collectively earned through the individual efforts of its practitioners. Public procurement gains increasing respect through each individual’s ongoing commitment and adherence to best practices, ethical values and public service.

To this dedicated community, NIGP provides ground-breaking professional development programs to government procurement professionals throughout the world.



Through a network of 75 chapters in the U.S. and Canada, the Institute annually hosts hundreds of seminars providing professional development to over 5,000 procurement professionals.  In addition to face-to-face programs, we offer over three dozen Webinars each year to more than 4,000 participants.  

All of our educational offerings support individuals who seek professional certification or simply the knowledge to help them be more effective in their professional role.  The strength of our educational programs comes from three key components:

  • Practical experience combined with academic research

  • Ongoing training and evaluation of our presenters

  • Our sensitivity to the each student’s preferred learning style 

NIGP Research


NIGP has an active research program that supports the development of our educational curriculum and the broader academic body of knowledge. For those in the profession, the bi-annual industry references NIGP Compensation Study Report and NIGP Public Procurement Benchmarking Survey are eagerly awaited for their revelations of trends in professional practice. These studies provide valuable comparisons against which to evaluate your agency’s practices.

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