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Washington DC Chapter of the Institute for Public Procurement


The Washington DC Chapter of the Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP) was established on June 25, 1986 and promotes the professional development of public purchasing professionals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We foster cooperative relationships among our members to support efficient purchasing methods and practices in educational and public institutional procurement. Our goal is to continuously educate members and promote excellence in our rapidly changing industry.

As an affiliate of NIGP, the chapter also offers members valuable networking opportunities to grow their contacts, expand their knowledge, and advance their careers. The Board of Directors and members adhere to the UPPCC Code of Ethics and NIGP's Values and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement.


If you are a public procurement professional in the Washington, D.C. area, we invite you to become a member and discover how membership can benefit you. To learn more about membership opportunities, please visit our membership area or join us today.


  • To study, discuss and recommend improvements in governmental purchasing
  • To collect and disseminate useful information to its members
  • To develop and promote simplified standards and specifications for governmental buying
  • To promote uniform purchasing laws and simplified standards
  • To promote professionalism in public purchasing through continued education
  • To promote the interchange of ideas and experiences within purchasing professions
  • To promote ongoing training and certification of those engaged in the profession


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