Our Partners & Affiliations

Our Partners

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

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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NPI LOGOAmerican Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is a membership association of almost 10,000 professionals in the United States. ASPA’s mission is ‘advancing excellence in public service’. Their services and programs are geared toward advancing the art, science, teaching and practice of public and nonprofit administration. ASPA sponsors conferences and provides professional services primary to those who study the implementation of government policy, public administration and to a lesser degree, programs of civil society.

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NPI LOGODesign Build Institute of America (DBIA)

Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) is comprised of architectural, engineering and construction professionals as well as academics, students and project owners, it’s members collaborate and innovate to deliver some of American’s most successful projects. DBIA delivers education and certification that drive industry imagination. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals.

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NPI LOGOGovernment Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is a professional association of approximately 20,000 state, provincial, and local government finance officers in the United States and Canada. GFOA’s mission is to advance excellence in public finance. The organization provides best practice guidance, consulting, networking opportunities, publications, recognition programs, research and training opportunities for those in the profession.

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New NCPP LogoNational Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP)

The professional association for cooperative procurement. The mission of the NCPP is to elevate the advocacy, collaboration and education for Cooperative Procurement so its strategic value is widely recognized and promoted by government and educational leaders. Their purpose is to work collaboratively and inclusively to promote the highest level of business ethics, best practices, and standards in Cooperative Procurement to serve the needs of government, education and non-profit organizations. Part of that goal is to also develop needed training and resources to support public procurement professionals in their important roles.

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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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NPI LOGONational Purchasing Institute (NPI)

NIGP joined multiple collegial bodies as an official sponsor of the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award founded by the National Purchasing Institute (NPI) in 1995. NPI’s AEP Award is presented to agencies that demonstrate organizational excellence, encourage organizational development, provide benchmarking and increase awareness of public procurement as a profession. 

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National Council for Public Procurement and Contracting

The NCPPC joins the voices of eight charter associations and the professional groups and individuals whose focus is public procurement and contracting. Collectively, the Council represents more than 37,000 members who are responsible for in excess of 5 trillion dollars of spend annually.

Through its collaborative network, the Council seeks to promote the value and recognition of the public procurement and contracting profession.  Key to achieving this goal is the programs each member association offers:

  • Advocacy of public procurement principles
  • Education, training and professional certification
  • Applied research studies and activities
  • Strategic marketing of the public procurement and contracting profession

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Our Affiliations

Through NIGP’s engagement with these collegial bodies, we expand and enhance the recognition and stature of public procurement throughout the government and private sectors and around the world.


NAPCP: Advancing Commercial Card and Payments Practices Worldwide

The NAPCP (www.napcp.org) is a membership-based professional association committed to advancing Commercial Card and Payment professionals and industry practices worldwide. Serving a community of more than 20,000, the NAPCP is a respected voice in the industry and an impartial resource for members at all experience levels in the public and private sectors. For two decades, the NAPCP has provided unmatched opportunities for continuing education and peer networking through its conferences, Regional Forums, webinars, website, virtual demonstrations, newsletters and regular communication. The association sponsors research and publishes timely and relevant white papers, survey results and other documents. The NAPCP also offers a Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) credential (http://www.napcp.org/cpcp). Please browse our website to learn more about Commercial Card and Payment programs in general, the value of membership, current member demographics, upcoming events and benefits of becoming a year-round partner sponsor.

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CIPSGlobal 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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