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IPPA is a Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP). It is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the advancement of the purchasing profession through education and cooperative relationships among its members. Our membership includes purchasing professionals from federal, state, city, county, school districts, and other political subdivisions.

The Idaho Public Purchasing Association has adopted the NIGP Values and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement.

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Chapter News

Our Professional Development Chair, Bob Perkins, had the amazing opportunity to attend the annual NIGP Forum in Kansas City, Missouri in August!  He was able to accept an award for our IPPA chapter for "Highest Percentage of NIGP Members Award," 96% of our members are also members of NIGP! He also had the chance to connect and network with many other government colleagues and vendors as well as attend some very beneficial classes and break out sessions. 


 Our highly anticipated annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show is finally just 1 month away!  We have posted the registration links on the Events tab with all of the details.  This is a great opportunity for both government organizations and vendors in our community to make connections all in one convenient place.  Government organizations will have booths set up and the vendors can roam freely, meeting with key representatives. They also will have the chance to market their products and services that they have to offer.  This year we are offering sponsorship opportunities on our website for the first time for Diamond and Platinum sponsors!  Lunch is also provided with registration if desired. 















Awarded at the 2015 NIGP Forum in Kansas City!  Highest Percentage of NIGP Members Award

Whereby 96% of our chapter members also hold an NIGP membership