NIGP's Official Magazine

Government Procurement Magazine

Government Procurement is NIGP's official magazine and serves as a leading resource for the public procurement community by fostering the interchange of ideas, information, and experiences in every issue. The magazine is published bi-monthly, with articles that address important public procurement topics across industries, plus the latest news and updates from NIGP.

Find the latest issues here, along with issues from previous years that are still relevant for today's procurement professionals. You can also subscribe to receive the latest digital or print edition of Government Procurement as soon as it's published. 


Government Procurement Magazine

October November Issue

With articles such as:

  • On Anxiety and Depression by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D, FNIGP, CPPO
  • Heroic: Massachusetts' Procurement Response to the Pandemic Crisis by David Yarkin
  • COVID-19 and Energy: The Critical Need for Expert Advice by Bob Wooten
  • Procurement's Value: A Call to Action by Alex Denis, EdD, CPPO
  • What Does it Mean to be Green?  by Jean Clark, FNIGP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPM
  • What Tune will You Play? by Pamela Cotham and Lisa Frank
  • NIGP-CPP Certification, Your Pathway to Success
  • The Issues of POs by Darin Matthews, CPPO, FNIGP, C.P.M., CPSM

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August-September Issue

With articles such as:

  • Comprehensive Collaboration by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D, FNIGP, CPPO
  • Energy Sourcing and Supply Management in the Ague of COVID-19 by Bob Wooten
  • If There were Ever a Time for Procurement to be more Strategic, It's Now by Jean Clark, FNIGP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPM
  • Resilience Matters: Pandemic and Procurement by Lisa Frank
  • Procurement's Contributions to America's Biggest Challenges by David Yarkin
  • Consolidation & Leverage: How to Maximize your Agency's Spend by Tammy Rimes, MPA
  • The Ins and Outs by Darin Matthews, CPPO, FNIGP, C.P.M., CPSM

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June-July Issue

With articles such as:

  • Deeper Collaboration by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D, FNIGP, CPPO
  • How Yelp and Angie's List Revolutionized Supplier Performance Evaluation in Government - by David Yarkin
  • Top 10 Energy Buying Mistakes You Didn't Realize You Were Making by Bob Wooten
  • Conferences: Rethinking the Status Quo by Lisa Frank
  • How Public Procurement be Better Prepared for the Next Unpredictable Crisis by Jean Clark, FNIGP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPM
  • NIGP Forum 2020 - Coming to You Virtually
  • I Robot? by Darin Matthews, CPPO, FNIGP, C.P.M., CPSM

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April-May Issue

With articles such as:

  • What Lessons Can We Learn from the Disrupted Supply of Medical Equipment an Supplies? by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D, FNIGP, CPPO
  • How to Engage Small Business Sellers - Bill Wolpin
  • Top 10 Energy Buying mistakes you didn't realize you were making by Bob Wooten
  • Connection Matters: Technology, Communication and Connection by Lisa Frank
  • Fiscal Management can be Taxing without the Right Procurement Taxonomy in Place by Jean Clark, FNIGP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPM
  • P-Cards: Small Changes can create Significant Process Improvements by Colin Millar
  • Purchasing in a Pandemic: Life on the Front Lines in Rockland County, N.Y. by Derek Prall
  • Purchasing in a Pandemic: Navigating COVID-19 using Cooperative Procurement by Tammy Rimes
  • Procurement in Place by Darin Matthews, CPPO, FNIGP, C.P.M., CPSM

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February-March Issue

With articles such as:

  • Moral Injury by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D, FNIGP, CPPO
  • How to Engage Small Business Sellers - Bill Wolpin and Anne Rung
  • Top 10 Energy Buying mistakes you didn't realize you were making by Bob Wooten
  • Transparency Leads to Accountability and Efficiency by Dan Symon
  • Personality Matters: The Disc Method by Lisa Frank
  • Government Technology is Changing - So must the way we buy it by Jean Clark, FNIGP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPM
  • Building Better Bridges: How IT departments can better serve procurement agencies through collaboration by Tammy Rimes
  • Crossing your T's by Darin Matthews, CPPO, FNIGP, C.P.M., CPSM

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October-November Issue

With articles such as:

  • Focusing on Ourselves in the Right Way by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D, FNIGP, CPPO
  • Top 10 Energy Buying Mistakes You Didn't Realize You Were Making (& How to Avoid Them), No. 7:  Using One Firm for "All Things Energy" by Bob Wooten
  • Forum Matters: Procurement Judgement by Lisa J. Premo, MPM
  • Form a Partnership or Just Follow the Leader? Public Procurement's Digital Age Strategic Conundrum by Jean Clark, FNIGP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPM
  • Procurement Data: The Key to Unlocking Strategic Sourcing by Lindsay Kroes
  • Pension Tension: When altering pension plans to relieve financial pressure, cities must balance realistic funding with satisfying employees by Jason Axelrod
  • Who's the Boss? by Darin Matthews, CPPO,FNIGP,C.P.M.,CPSM

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August-Spetember Issue

With articles such as:

  • Profession/Professional by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D, FNIGP, CPPO
  • Top 10 Energy Buying Mistakes You Didn't Realize You Were Making (& How to Avoid Them), No. 5:  Using a decentralized approach by Bob Wooten
  • Are Leaders Made or Do they Emerge? by Lisa J. Premo, MPM
  • This New Technology is Empowering GPOS to Better Serve Public Procurement Customers - and It Can Help Your Agency too by Jean Clark, FNIGP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPM
  • New Approaches to Cooperative Contracting by Tammy Rimes
  • Passing Me Up by Darin Matthews, CPPO,FNIGP,C.P.M.,CPSM

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June-July Issue

With articles such as:

  • Curbing Undue Influence on Public Procurement by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D, FNIGP, CPPO
  • Professional Refreshments by Barbara R. Johnson, CPPO, CPPB, MPA
  • Top 10 Energy Buying Mistakes You Didn't Realize You Were Making (& How to Avoid Them), No. 5: Using Energy Aggregations by Bob Wooten
  • Eleven Words to Use to Build a More Professional Vocabulary by Lisa J. Premo, MPM
  • In the Market for Medical Supplies? Why it May Be Best to Buy Through a Co-op by Jean Clark, FNIGP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPM
  • NIGP Introduces Pathways
  • NIGP Forum 2019

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April-May Issue

With articles such as:

  • An Arts Quandry by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D, FNIGP, CPPO
  • Building Competencies vs. Gaining Knowledge by Fareshta Khelifi Touhami
  • Is This the Key to Successfully Procuring Emerging Technologies? by Jean Clark
  • Top 10 Energy Buying Mistakes You Didn't Realize You Were Making (& How to Avoid Them) by Bob Wooten
  • What's on Your Agenda? by Lisa J. Premo, MPM
  • The Ins & Outs of Financing Infrastructure by Fred Springer
  • Remembering LaWann Terry by Darin Matthews

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February-March Issue

With articles such as:

  • Leveraging Procurement to Close the Budget Gap by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D, FNIGP, CPPO
  • Changing People's Minds about Change by Jean Clark
  • Top 10 Energy Buying Mistakes You Didn't Realize You Were Making (&How to Avoid Them) by Bob Wooten
  • Language Matters: Ethics by Lisa J. Premo, MPM
  • Renewable Natural Gas Drives Revenue by Kenneth Duke
  • Intersecting Timelines by Derek Prall
  • NIGP Milestone Anniversaries
  • Learning from Others by Roger Ball
  • Meauring Up by Darin Matthews

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December 2018 - January 2019 Issue

With articles such as:

  • Politics in Procurement by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D, FNIGP, CPPO
  • How Much Do You Really Know About Your Suppliers? by Jean Clark
  • Top 10 Energy Buying Mistakes You Didn't Realize You Were Making (& How to Avoid Them) by Bob Wooten
  • Language Matters: Definitions Matter: Public-Private Partnerships (P3S) for Facilities & Infrastructure by Lisa J. Premo, MPM
  • Public Procurement Compensation & Retention: The results of the NIGP Benchmark Survey
  • Learning from Others - Darin Matthews

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October-November Issue

With articles such as:

  • Emotional Intelligence and Leadership by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D, FNIGP, CPPO
  • How Much Can Public Procurement Learn from Machine Learning and other Modern Tech Tools? A Lot by Jean Clark
  • The Energy Buying Mistakes You Didn't Realize You Were Making (& How to Avoid Them) by Bob Wooten
  • Language Matters: The Place of Public Procurement by Lisa J. Premo, MPM
  • The Beat Goes On and On and On...
  • Learning Created for Today's Workforce by Todd Slater, PhD
  • Transit Authority Leverages Procurement Technology by Masih Bahadori and Darin Matthews, FNIGP, CPPO, CPSM

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August-September Issue

With articles such as:

  • Contractual Results and Risks by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D, FNIGP, CPPO
  • Finding An Ally: These Are The Relationships That Procurement Professionals Should Prioritize by Jean Clark
  • Five Keys to Negotiating Energy Supply Agreements - Part Five: Material Changes by Bob Wooten
  • Language Matters: The Importance of Listening by Lisa J. Premo, MPM
  • Reader Response: Thoughts on "Responsive and Responsible" by William Curry
  • Cooperative Procurement's Evolution by Tammy Rimes
  • My Cost Runneth Over by Darin Matthews, FNIGP, CPPO, CPSM

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June-July Issue

With articles such as:

  • Assuring the Quality of the Public Procurement Workforce by Stephen Gordon, Ph.D, FNIGP, CPPO
  • Should we be worried about Procurement's ties? by Jean Clark
  • Five Keys to Negotiating Energy Supply Agreements by Bob Wooten
  • Language Matters: Distinguishing between Responsive and Responsible by Lisa J. Premo, MPM
  • Telling a Story by David E. Nash
  • Just like a Country Love Song by Tammy Rimes
  • Fair and Transparent Scoring: Wither the Coin Toss by Eddy Jin
  • Woman in Procument by Marcheta Gillespie

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April-May

With articles such as:

  • Procurement Ethics at Ground Level by Stephen Gordon
  • State CIOs Want to Maintain the Cost and Quality of Services: How Procurement Can Help by Jean Clark
  • The Procurement Professional's Guide to Negotiating Energy Supply Agreements by Bob Wooten
  • Language Matters: Scope versus Statement by Lisa J. Premo, MPM
  • The Textbook Purchasing Gauntlet by Laura Harrington
  • Blockchain: A Path to Unblocking Government Procurement Processes? by Joe Kim
  • Earning a Seat at the Table by Derek Prall
  • You be the Judge by Darin Matthews

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February-March Issue

With articles such as:

  • Dropping the Baton is Not a Good Thing by Stephen Gordon
  • Which Priorities Should Drive Your Agency's Procurement Actions This Year? by Jean Clark
  • Five Keys to Negotiating Energy Supply Agreements by Bob Wooten
  • Language Matters by Lisa J. Premo, MPM and John O. Alder, CPPO
  • Oklahoma Central Purchasing Division's Virtual Brown Bags by Richard Pennington
  • Digital Dollar$ by Derek Prall
  • Heart & Soul by Darin Matthews

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December 2017-January 2018

With articles such as:

  • Boosting Sustainable Procurement Results by Stephen Gordon
  • Proof that following this Procurement Code is the Key to Better Outcomes? by Jean Clark
  • The Procurement Professional's Guide to Negotiating Energy Supply Agreements by Bob Wooten
  • Kaizen and the Sound Transit IT Investment Playbook by Richard Pennington
  • The Three Things You Must Do to be a Procurement Superstar by Kevin Ebi
  • Making the Most of a Solicitation by Theresa M. Chappell
  • Scandal by Derek Prall
  • It all adds up by Darin Matthews

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