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Directional gateway to help new GovLoop members decide what procurement, acquisition & contract related groups to join. The group interacts with the related groups to facilitate sharing of innovative ideas, best practices, etc.

Members: 87
Latest Activity: Jun 29

Procurement, contracts or acquisitions professional new to GovLoop and wondering where to start?

See below!


 National Procurement Institute  "NPI is about education and 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." (NOTE: Membership in NPI National is not required to participate in this group)
 National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)
"Developing, supporting and promoting public procurement through educational and research programs, technical services, and advocacy initiatives." (Be sure to check out their "Resource Links")

A&E - Public Works Construction Contracting
"Group for people with an interest in contracting for Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) services. Share stories, ask questions & network with public works officials, project consultants, contractors, attorneys, procurement agents, etc."


"A group who shares ideas and experiences employing innovative acquisition practices, collaborative methods and use of Web2.0 technologies to transform federal acquisition".(500+ members!) (Check out the "Better Buy Project" to submit, vote and comment on ideas to make federal acquisition better)

National Contract Management Association, (NCMA)
"NCMA is the premier professional association for contract management". This group is for NCMA members, but all GovLoop members are encouraged to join the group and get involved or learn what the NCMA has to offer the contract management profession. (Don't miss their "Resource Guide")

Young Acquisition Professionals (YAP)
"Experienced pros helping transition new folks into the acquisition workforce" (Check out the "BuyCamp", "Acquisition Un-Conference" and Sterling Whitehead's innovative and new "Mentoring Program")

Government Purchase Card (GPC) in Acquisitions
"Working together for better GPC programs, helping small business legally earn Government business (baby steps for some to larger contracts) and maximizing rebates. Win / Win for all" (NOTE: This group has had an initial focus on the Federal GPC Card program; however, the group will entertain discussions on state and local programs as well.)



- FedBizOpps.Gov
- National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO)
- Maryland's eMarylandMarketplace
- Virginia's eVA
- North Carolina/s IPS
- "Doing Business with Frederick County"

Discussion Forum

How to structure vendor payment method

Started by Alex Glaros Oct 13, 2011. 0 Replies

I’m creating a consortium of vendors who will build shared IT systems for government, so that government benefits by lower costs by collectively purchasing the systems.  Examples include inventory…Continue

Greg Rothwell, (former) CPO, DHS talks Procurement

Started by Candace Riddle Feb 24, 2011. 0 Replies

Hey we asked who you would like to "rub elbows" with and what you would like to ask them.  Check out the 2nd …Continue

"How to Add Twitter to Your PR Mix in 8 Easy Steps" by: Anne Deeter Gallaher

Started by Harold (Hal) Good, CPPO. Last reply by Anne Deeter Gallaher Dec 8, 2010. 1 Reply

"How to Add Twitter to Your PR Mix in 9 Easy Steps"by: Anne Deeter Gallaherfrom: The Social CMO Blog - December 7th, 2010Preview: On December 6, 2010, I was privileged to be a guest on #MMChat…Continue

Tags: media, procurement, acquisition, opengov, Social

Kathleen Bender Appointed Chairperson: Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

Started by Harold (Hal) Good, CPPO Nov 11, 2010. 0 Replies

Kathleen Bender, C.P.M., CPPB,  City of Tucson, AZ  Procurement Contract Administrator, was unanimously appointed as chairperson for the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP)…Continue


Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ProcurementPros to add comments!

Comment by Harold (Hal) Good, CPPO on June 14, 2014 at 10:17am

Because of some recent inquiries, I am in the process of updating the information in this group. (06/2014) I now post regularly on the following govt related  groups on Linkedin: GovLoop, "Procurement Pros"  and  NIGP, Updates and other information which would be helpful to GovLoop members using this page are welcome and invited! Hal

Comment by Tom Savoie on March 28, 2012 at 9:26am

I just became a member of the NJPA Cooperative Purchasing Program.  They have a very strong catalog of competatively bid contracts that spans many commodities and services.  I had an urgent need to purchase from their Grainger contract and they got me signed up as a member in less than 24 hours and connected me with the right people at Grainger.  The membership is free which really made my Executive Director very happy as we are small to midsized non-profit/quasi government agency.


Their responsiveness was so much better than HGACBuy.  I had tried to join HGACBuy last almost a year ago and still have not received any info from them after repeated phone calls.  If you haven't heard of NJPA check them out at 

Comment by Jaime Gracia on February 4, 2012 at 11:06am

How not to structure a performance based contract: 

Comment by Tom Savoie on February 2, 2012 at 10:06am

I am looking for information on the cost of a procurement from RFP/RFQ/IFB to Contract.  I am trying to come up with a figure as to how much savings agencies can realize in soft dollars by riding or bridging another agencies contract.


Comment by Harold (Hal) Good, CPPO on August 7, 2011 at 3:15pm
We use it to purchase all of our fire equipment as well as other major equipment related purchases
Comment by Brian Garrity, C.P.M., CPPB on August 2, 2011 at 4:39pm

I have used it for some equipment purchases; tractor, dump truck, etc.  Great pricing and easy to use.

Comment by Tom Savoie on August 2, 2011 at 3:52pm

Has anyone ever used HGAC Buy before?  I member of my Chief Purchasing Officer's Committee was asking about it.  It is the Houston-Galveston Area Council's Cooperative Purchasing Contract.  Please feel free to post your comments here or you can email me at




Comment by Stephen Peteritas on July 12, 2011 at 10:22am
Comment by Lisa Pierson on June 28, 2011 at 11:15am
What about the National Endowment of the Arts?
Comment by Tom Savoie on June 27, 2011 at 4:02pm

Hi All-

I am in the middle of rewriting the Procurement Policies and Procedures for my organization and I am looking for good examples for a non-profit quasi government agency.




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