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In 2003, Washington State formed its own affiliate chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) and now has a membership representing public agencies from across the state including cities, counties, state agencies, higher educational institutions, public school districts, transit authorities, ports, and other special districts.


WA-NIGP is dedicated to advancing the professional goals of its members and other individuals who may be seeking a career in public procurement, thereby increasing their competency, enhancing their career opportunities and improving the quality of their professional life.


We provide our members with education and training, professional networking, and preparation for certification through NIGP which is nationally and internationally recognized. Many classes are offered at a discounted rate for chapter members.


Even though you or your agency may already be a member of the national organization, chapter membership is separate from national membership. NIGP's network of affiliate chapters provides a gathering place for education, networking and problem solving at the local and regional levels.



WA-NIGP has funds available to help members with their education through scholarships. The Chapter's scholarship program was established to provide financial aid for courses, programs, and seminars related to public procurement, contracting, materials management, inventory control, specifications development, contract administration, contract negotiations and other related subjects.


Please check our Upcoming Events listings for training opportunities. If you or your agency has specific training needs please contact our Education and Research Committee Chair for assistance in meeting those needs.


General Membership Meetings

General membership meetings are scheduled throughout the year and are posted on the web site and announced to the membership by email. During January of each year, the Chapter hosts the annual Honors and Awards Meeting, which includes lunch, educational sessions, networking, honoring achievements and outstanding performances, and voting on chapter business. For information about the next membership meeting, check the Upcoming Events listings.


Educational Opportunities

The Washington State Chapter of NIGP offers educational and training seminars designed for overall professional development and for members to obtain professional certification status, including Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB). For more information, refer to the Upcoming Events of our web site.

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2024-2029 Strategic Plan

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