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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

Well our Annual Summer Party at the Races was a blast!  Rain was in the forecast but that didn't stop us from showing up and having a great time.  Les Bois Park has been doing horse races in Boise for over 40 years; it's definitely one of Idaho's beloved traditions.  We had 22 attendees and enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner along with networking and great conversation.  Some of us might have even won a few bucks!  After dinner the rain and wind came quick but we huddled under an umbrella and enjoyed the rest of the races.  We will be looking forward to this event again next year, many thanks to all who attended!


Our highly anticipated annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show is finally just 3 months 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