Our Partners

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.

NIGPCodeCommodity and Service Code

NIGP Code & Periscope Holdings, Inc.

NIGP Code  gives your agency the standardized commodity and service coding structure to specify and source bids and contracts and track inventory. Used to its fullest, the Code will give your agency end-to-end order-to-analysis capability. NIGP’s technology partner, Periscope Holdings, supports the ongoing development of the NIGP Code and the over 1,400 agencies that already use the Code in their procurement systems. 

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UPPCCProfessional Certification


The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is an independent entity established by the National Association of State Procurement Officers (NASPO) and NIGP to govern and administer the Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification programs.

The CPPO and CPPB programs are highly regarded and respected among procurement professionals and employers in the public sector. To date, the UPPCC has certified over 10,000 professionals within the US and Canada, as well as in nations around the globe.

The UPPCC is composed of a Governing Board and a Board of Examiners, whose primary responsibility is to develop and administer the certification exams. Both bodies are supported by a professional staff located in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.  MORE  

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NIGPCodeGlobal Initiatives

Global Best Practices & Resources

NIGP and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS), the world’s largest association of supply chain professionals in private and public sectors collaborated on the development of Global Best Practices in Public Procurement.

NIGP and CIPS also collaborated on the development of two online assessment resources that agencies can use to better understand how their agency practices align with the Public Procurement Maturity Framework. Both resources are available to NIGP members FREE. The Public Procurement Profiler-Essentials and the more detailed Public Procurement Profiler help identify both your agency’s strengths, areas for its further development and the NIGP resources most relevant to those areas of opportunity.

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NIGP Business Council

  • Canon
    Gordion Group Logo
    Home Depot 150 x 90 2020
  • Disaster Relief Services Logo

    Office Depot
  • DLT Logo
    HD Supply
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