Wednesday, July 7, 2010

NIGP Promotes Public Procurement Principles

The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) is leading an effort along with more than a half-dozen supporting organizations to collaboratively develop a document on "Values and Guiding Principles for Public Procurement."

The initiative is part of NIGP's 2009-2012 Strategic Plan "with a primary objective to gain recognition of public procurement as a profession by developing guiding principles for public procurement."

Values:  The values included in the document at this point include the following:
  • Accountability
  • Impartiality
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Service
  • Transparency
View Draft Principles Online:  The draft material is online at

Submit Your Comments:  NIGP views this as a collaborative effort and invites input and comments from procurement professionals in an effort to refine the document.  There is a place to comment at the bottom of each webpage.  You can also read the comments of others that have been posted so far.

Questions may be directed to Tina M. Borger, CPPO, Research Director for NIGP at

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