The National Institute for Government Procurement (NIGP) and the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence (CJE) Sign Memorandum of Understanding


The MoU solidifies the continued efforts to facilitate best practices and outcomes for public procurement and construction industries.

February 15, 2024 Phoenix, AZ.  — The National Institute for Government Procurement (NIGP) and the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence (CJE) announce the official agreement for collaboration between the two entities. Leaders from both organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the collaboration, development, promotion, and facilitation of the betterment of the public procurement and construction industries, a move that will benefit not only the industries, but the public as a whole.

The agreement formalizes the collaboration of both parties to jointly develop and disseminate effective professional development opportunities for procurement professionals in the construction space. It also facilitates the ability to collaboratively manage a comprehensive outreach program, and provide industry with best practices. The MoU also expands the opportunities to educate both online and in-person, as well as through the specialized certificate programs.

Rick Grimm, CEO of NIGP stated, “the collaboration between CJE and NIGP is an important step for improving construction procurement. It enables a stronger platform for job order contracting process improvement nationwide.”

“CJE is excited to share best practices and industry standards with NIGP to develop, promote, and facilitate the dissemination of information for successful JOC programs” says Rhonna Endres, Director of Education Programs at CJE. “We look forward to mutually broadening our collective impact.”

The two leading associations are actively working together to enhance both the procurement and construction professions. Their efforts will be instrumental in creating opportunity for education and job skill development within the industry; helping the economy and younger generations as well as those looking to expand their current career.

About the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence (CJE)

The Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence (CJE) CJE is the designated nonprofit association and education center for Job Order Contracting and related IDIQ contracting methods. They provide best practices, set the JOC standards of practice, and provide the only industry-approved JOC education, certification & credentialing program. To learn more visit

About NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement

Since 1944, NIGP has been developing, supporting, and promoting the public procurement profession through premier educational and research programs, professional support, technical services, and advocacy initiatives that benefit members and other important stakeholders. To learn more visit


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