Individual Membership Descriptions
Individual members are currently employed by a public agency that (1) cannot/will not fund membership in professional organizations, or (2) does not include the individual in its membership. Individual members are entitled to all discounts and member benefits and can serve on NIGP committees as a voting member, can vote in elections, and be elected to the Board of Directors.
Retired Member who are retired from a public procurement agency. For purposes of this classification, “retired” shall be defined as retired from a public purchasing organization with retirement benefits.
Transitional Members who were at one time covered under an active agency membership but have subsequently separated from employment and are seeking another procurement-related position in the public sector.
Lifetime Members who have retired from public service after holding a minimum of twenty (20) years of membership in the Institute.
Former Public Procurement Professionals (FPPPs)
Former Public Procurement Professionals (FPPPs) who were, at one time, employed in the public sector in a procurement-related function but are no longer employed in the public sector. Former Public Procurement Professionals are entitled to this Associate Member status for a maximum period of twenty-four (24) months after separation from the public sector; provided however, that Former Public Procurement Professionals who apply for FPPP status prior to December 31, 2017 are not limited to the maximum period of twenty-four months as long as membership is continuous and does not lapse.
Contracted Procurement Professional
Procurement Professionals employed by private sector firms that are specifically contracted by a public entity to perform procurement functions
Non-Publicly Funded Procurement Agent
Procurement Agent employed by non-publicly funded organizations that follow public procurement practices
Student Member as qualified by the registrar of an accredited college or university) who are taking courses in a public administration and/or procurement-related discipline.
Faculty Member of a university or college who are teaching courses and/or conducting research in a public administration and/or procurement discipline. Private Procurement Professional employed by non-publicly funded organizations that follow public procurement practices. Contracted Procurement Professional employed by private sector firms that are specifically contracted by a public entity to perform procurement functions.
Other Publicly Funded Procurement
Professional Other public, tax supported institutions.