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National Procurement Institute


National Procurement Institute

NPI is about education & networking for professionals associated with public sector procurement. NPI is proud to be the founding sponsor of the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award, recognizing excellence in public purchasing.

Location: Nationwide: Headquarters in Las Vegas
Members: 184
Latest Activity: Jun 14

About NPI


Founded in 1968, the National Purchasing Institute is designed to establish cooperative relationships among its members and to develop efficient purchasing methods and practices in the areas of governmental, educational, and institutional procurement. The mission of NPI is to facilitate the educational and professional development of its members.
NPI became an affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management (formerly NAPM) in 1990. NPI is recognized as the public sector affiliate of ISM. Membership in NPI is available to individuals engaged in purchasing for federal, state, county, and municipal government entities, public school systems, universities, and other public and nonprofit institutions in the United States. For more information about NPI membership or programs, please browse our site or contact us:



In 1995, the National Purchasing Institute established a program designed to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement. The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) is awarded annually. This prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria. The criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes of the procurement organization. NPI is proud to be the founding sponsor of the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award, entering its 13th year of recognizing excellence in public purchasing.


NPI Annual Conference

The 43nd Annual Conference & Products Exposition will be held Sunday, October 30th through Wednesday, November 2nd, 2010 at  the Omni Interlochen Hotel, Denver, Co


NPI is a charter member of the National Council for Public Procurement and Contracting


All members of the National Purchasing Institute (NPI) group on GovLoop are invited and encouraged to participate in the "Discussion Forum" and "Comment Wall". You do not have to be a member of NPI National to participate.

Discussion Forum

Is there a business process to handle group purchases?

Started by Alex Glaros Dec 17, 2010. 0 Replies

I’m forming a non-profit organization to sell multi-tenant, software systems to government. Multi-tenant means two or more government organizations would buy a single version of the software and concurrently share it together on the cloud to save…Continue

Is there comprehensive list of gov organizations that can be sold to directly?

Started by Alex Glaros. Last reply by Harold (Hal) Good, CPPO Dec 17, 2010. 1 Reply

Is there a comprehensive list of US government organizations (fed, state, city, educational institutions) that can be sold to directly, without the vendor having to go through registered sites like and If not, are there any…Continue

Impacting State Budgets Through Procurement Reform Online Forum 11/30

Started by Harold (Hal) Good, CPPO Nov 29, 2010. 0 Replies

Complimentary Online Forum - "Impacting State Budgets Through Procurement Reform" Join Governing editorial staff and procurement reform leaders from across the country Tuesday, November 30 at 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT for a live, interactive online forum…Continue

Tags: construction, opengov, purchasing, state, county

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of National Procurement Institute to add comments!

Comment by Kathy Hughes on June 10, 2013 at 11:10am

Strategic Government IT Buying Trends Survey -- Win an Amazon Gift Card

Digital Government Institute (DGI), celebrating 15 years as a leading provider of education and networking programs on the most important topics facing government IT managers, is conducting a survey. This short survey should take you no longer than 2-3 minutes to complete.

Comment by Kathy Hughes on May 22, 2013 at 2:11pm

930gov "Strategic Buying at Year-End" IT Showcase announces CEA's Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research to Deliver Opening Keynote "Next Digital Decade".  Aug. 21, Washington, DC.

Comment by January M. Cook, CPPO, CPPB on July 27, 2012 at 3:32pm

Achieving Procurement Excellence in 2012

Registration is now open for the NPI 44th Annual National Conference & Products Exposition, and the 17th Annual Presentation of the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Awards! Don't miss a great opportunity to get the most bang for your buck! Educational sessions are focused on AEP award criteria, and enhancing management and leadership skills. All of the conference information can be found on the NPI website. Online registration is what are you waiting for?

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on June 11, 2012 at 10:13am

Candace is wondering how you develop award criteria for public contracts:

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on May 7, 2012 at 9:49am

Got examples of local governments using Managed Competition? Please share with Margaret:

Comment by Jaime Gracia on February 18, 2012 at 9:20pm

Lessons learned for government and industry in attempting clarifications, that turn into discussions, that turn into protests. 

Comment by Jaime Gracia on February 7, 2012 at 6:08pm

NCMA Webinar on Cost Account Standards (CAS) applicability to IDIQ contracts  

Comment by GovLoop on January 31, 2012 at 9:41am

Do you share bidder lists based on FOIA requests?  Pam asks -

Outside of GSA contracts, anyone use "most favored customer clause"?  Sterling asks...

Comment by GovLoop on January 24, 2012 at 8:49am

Any NPIers have answers to Kevin's question - What best practices in softwre procurement do you see?

Comment by Jaime Gracia on January 19, 2012 at 6:30am

Join the discussion on the acquisition training needs for project managers: 


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