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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.

Who We Are


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.

Mission, Vision and Values Statement


The Institute’s governance structure is comprised of four governing bodies, and a number of committees and task forces; each with specific roles and responsibilities.

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Partners and Affiliations

NIGP values the tremendous strength that comes through partnership with organizations aligned toward common goals. Through our partnerships and collaborative relationships, we can offer products and services government procurement professionals can use to bring greater value to their communities.

Partners  Affiliations  

Get Involved


NIGP members have the great opportunity to develop and contribute their leadership skills while influencing the direction of the largest association of public purchasing officials in North America. NIGP offers a wide range of opportunities to serve the profession; from a single episodic event and short term task forces to long term appointments to board, council, and committees.

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Fast Facts about NIGP

  • Established in 1944
  • Founded through the efforts of then-New York City Mayor and U.S. Conference of Mayor President Fiorello Laguardia
  • 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational association
  • 75 NIGP chapter affiliates (70 United States, 5 Canada)
  • 3,000+ member agencies providing NIGP benefits for over 15,000 government procurement professionals

National IconDid you know that “NIGP” stands for the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc.?

In 2011, we adopted “NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement” as the go-to-market identity for the Institute, promoting its leadership role in the support of public procurement and its practitioners.

For ease of communication and immediate recognition, “NIGP” continues to be the familiar name most often used when referencing the Institute.

“National Institute of Governmental Purchasing” remains the legal name of association, though its use is reserved principally for legal documents and formal business communications.


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Contact Us


NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement

Mailing Address:
2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350
Herndon, VA 20171

Contact Numbers:
Phone: 703-736-8900

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Strategic Partners

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