BenefitsNIGP Membership is your entry to time-saving resources, collaborative opportunities and the institutional experience of 3,000 member agencies.

  • Provides your staff access to all NIGP benefits at less than 50% of the individual member fee (for each staff added to your member roster)
  • FREE webinars and recordings
  • FREE access to the Profiler Self-Assessment Tool
  • FREE posting of career opportunities
  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to expansive online library
  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to active online communities
  • PREFERRED PRICING for NIGP products and services

NIGP members have a strong desire to see you succeed

David Dise, Director, Department of General Services, Montgomery County, Maryland

Time Savings Tools

Time-Saving Tools

  • Peer Networks |

  • Why reinvent the wheel? Ask a quick question of someone who’s “been there, done that”?.

  • NIGP Library |

  • Contains thousands of solicitations, templates, periodicals, and research-based publications to help with your latest solicitations, supplier inquiries, and more.

  • NIGP Dictionary |

  • Over 10,000 entries make the NIGP Online Dictionary of Procurement Terms the most comprehensive reference for public purchasing terms and concepts.

  • Sourcing Tools |

  • For day-to-day supplier research and due diligence, cooperative purchasing program references and price indexes to help you negotiate more effectively.

  • Management Tools |

  • NIGP offers access to advanced tools that will help you improve agency effectiveness.

Professional Development

Whether you are catching up on the latest best practices on a webinar or taking a 3-day course in preparation for a certification exam, we have options to fit every schedule and budget.
  • Face-2-Face Courses | 

  • Face-2-Face Courses are one-, two-, and three-day classes. NIGP courses provide contact hours and you can earn CEUs. Course offered through network of over 70 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Onsite training is also available.
  • Online Courses |

  • Webinars |

  • 90-minute online workshops free to NIGP members that focus on current, relevant procurement topics and practices presented by subject matter experts.
  • NIGP Annual Forum & Products Exposition |

  • The largest gathering of public procurement officials in North America offering educational workshops, professional speakers, and networking and social events. With two half-days dedicated to the products exposition, there is plenty of opportunity to meet the suppliers who may best support your agency’s needs.
  • Certification Preparation Takes You To The Next Level |

  • Exceptional suite of products to help prepare you for the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) exams.

Membership ResourceResources

NIGP members stay abreast of the latest professional news and trends through industry publications, NIGP position and white papers and bi-monthly eNewsletters.
  • Publications |

  • NIGP publishes textbooks in both electronic and bound formats, position papers, research reports, white papers, an eNewsletter (Nform – distributed the first and third Wednesday of every month) and Government Procurement Magazine (published six times a year). All focus exclusively on topics relevant to public procurement.
  • Job Board |

  • Members can search or post vacancies on the NIGP electronic job board. Postings are free to member agencies and are valid for 45 days.
  • NIGP Store |

  • The NIGP store maintains over 40 titles of procurement and contracting-specific references to expand your professional library and help you day-to-day.

Apply - Individuals

Individual (Voting)

Individuals are eligible to be considered for voting membership if they are: employed in a public purchasing organization whose agency (1) cannot fund membership in professional organizations, or (2) will not fund membership in professional organizations, or (3) does not include the individual in its membership.

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Individual (Non-Voting)

Former Public Procurement Professional, Private Procurement Professional, Contracted Procurement Professional, Other Publicly-Funded Procurement Professional

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Enrolled part-time or full-time in an accredited college or university pursing an under-graduate or postgraduate degree in business or public administration, public purchasing or materials management, or related field

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teachers, research specialists, department heads, directors, or deans of a college, university, or other academic institution with an educational responsibility in business or public administration, public purchasing or materials management

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Individuals that are retired from a public purchasing organization and currently hold an NIGP national membership

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Members who have twenty (20) years of NIGP national membership and meet NIGP's retired status qualifications at the time of application.

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Individual Member covered under an agency membership who becomes unemployed can establish a complimentary, six-month individual membership to allow continuation of non-fee based member benefits while seeking employment.  Call 1-800-367-6447 or email

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