About 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.

Who we are


With over 3,000 member agencies representing over 16,200 professionals across the United States, Canada and countries outside of North America, the Institute is international in its reach.

Mission, Vision and Values Statement

Code of Ethics

The Institute believes, and it is a condition of membership, that these ethical principles govern the conduct of every person employed by a public sector procurement or materials management organization

Code of Ethics

Diversity Policy

It is the policy of NIGP to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees.

Diversity Policy

Work at NIGP

As a member of NIGP staff, you'll work with a dedicated team who strive to advance the effectiveness of public procurement: the foundation of good government.

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NIGP Staff Directory

Please contact the NIGP staff should you have any questions or need more information.

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


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.

NIGP 2.0

Empowers and engages members in volunteer leadership through an expanded organizational structure that provides opportunity to serve the profession in meaningful ways.

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Board & Councils

The Institute’s governance structure, commonly known as NIGP 2.0, is comprised of four governing bodies and a number of committees and task forces; each with specific roles and responsibilities.

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Committees & Task Forces

Committees are an essential link between NIGP's leadership and its members. There are two types of committees, Board & Council Committees and Operational Committees.

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Get Involved

NIGP volunteer leaders and partners are essential to the ongoing success of our professional association.

Volunteer with NIGP

Through participation on NIGP Boards, Councils, Committees and Task Forces, you will expand your awareness of NIGP and the profession, and ensure that we continue to support the needs of our members and the profession through premier educational and research programs, professional support and advocacy initiatives.

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Partners & Affiliations

NIGP values the tremendous strength that comes through partnership with organizations aligned toward common goals.

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Fun 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
  • 70+ NIGP chapter affiliates
  • 3,000+ member agencies providing NIGP benefits for over 16,200 government procurement professionals

Did 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.

NIGP Business Council

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