Through representative governance, NIGP provides guidance and support to independent boards and councils that share a common bond and mission with the Institute.
Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC)
The UPPCC is an independent corporation that is managed by their UPPCC Governing Board. This Board makes policy decisions and oversees the implementation and administration of professional certification programs for public purchasing officials. This includes tests, design, authentication, administration, grading, and awarding of the certifications. NIGP has representation on the Council’s Governing Board.
UPPCC Board of Examiners (BOE)
The UPPCC Board of Examiners prepares, with the advice of competent academic advisors, written examinations for certification programs established and administered by the Council. It acts on matters regarding certification, recertification, and revocation pursuant to procedures adopted by the Council. Their Board of Examiners is comprised of individuals who are divided into CPPO and CPPB teams. NIGP has representation on both BOE teams.
National Council for Public Procurement and Contracting (NCPPC)
The NCPPC brings together those not-for-profit associations serving the public procurement and contracting profession that share a common mission in order to develop partnerships and programs that benefit the respective association members while influencing and promoting the value and recognition of the profession. NIGP is a charter member of the collaborative agreement that governs the NCPPC and the Institute has representation on the Council.
Achievement of Excellence in Purchasing (AEP) Evaluation Committee
NIGP is a sponsoring member of the AEP Award issued annually by the National Procurement Institute (NPI) and has representation on their evaluation committee.