Awards & Recognitions

Idaho Public Purchasing Association has established the Awards and Recognition Program for the purpose of recognizing those IPPA members who have demonstrated significant contributions and individual outstanding achievement to the field of public procurement. Members are recognized through the Buyer and Manager of the Year annual awards. Also, in 2013 the IPPA Board voted to establish the "Founders Award" in memory of Frank Pierce to recognize members who have rendered distinguished service to the public procurement profession and/or IPPA.

Congratulations to our 2020 Individual Award Winners! 

2020 Professional Buyer of the Year - Kirk Anderson

Kirk Anderson works as a Senior Buyer in the Business and Support Maintenance Division at the Idaho Transportation Department.

Well deserved, Kirk!

2020 Professional Procurement Manager of the Year - Drew Evans, CPPB

Drew Evans is the Procurement Program Manager for the Idaho Department of Lands. 

Almost ten years in as a public procurement professional, Drew currently works as the Procurement Program Manager for the Idaho Department of Lands.  Additionally, he has the honor of serving on the IPPA board as the Professional Development Chair.  Drew believes firmly in the critical and strategic role procurement plays in the success of his agency, doing everything in his power to ensure his team has a seat at the table.  Drew and his wife Hayley live in Caldwell with their three spirited children, Owen, Hattie and Arlo, along with their 4-year old perpetual-puppy Pearl.

Way to go, Drew!

2020 Frank Pierce "Founders Award" - Tina McBride, CPPO, CPPB, CPM

Tina McBride is the Purchasing Agent/Manager at Idaho State Police. 

A little more from Tina: "I left procurement in the private sector and entered public procurement in 2005.  I started with the City of Boise then transferred to Idaho State Police in 2010.  In 2005 I joined IPPA and have been a member since then.  I have held positions on the board in every position except secretary."

Congrats to her for earning this prestigious award! 


Guidelines for Individual Award Nominations

Previous Recipients


Award Descriptions

Professional Buyer of the Year

This award shall be presented to an IPPA member from the rank and file of buyer or purchaser, as selected by the designated committee. It shall be awarded to the individual who demonstrates outstanding professionalism and has contributed significantly to the field of public procurement during the calendar year.

Professional Procurement Manager of the Year

This award shall be presented to an IPPA member from the rank and file of procurement manager or supervisor, as selected by the designated committee. It shall be awarded to the individual who demonstrates outstanding professionalism and has contributed significantly to the field of public procurement during the calendar year.

Frank Pierce “Founders Award”

In 2013, the IPPA Board voted to establish the Founders Award in memory of Frank Pierce, one of our founding members, to recognize members who have rendered distinguished service to the public procurement profession and/or IPPA. The award will be granted up to one time per year.

This award shall be presented to an IPPA member who demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishment in the field of professional public procurement. The Awards Committee shall accept nominations and the awardee shall be selected by the current IPPA Board. The awardee shall be honored with a plaque and his/her nameplate on the association wall plaque at the Annual Spring Meeting, or other meeting as identified by the Board, with the name of the awardee being undisclosed until that time. This award may or may not be presented annually as it is intended only for those IPPA procurement professionals that have truly been a contributor, leader, innovator, and ongoing member committed to the profession.

General Criteria:

  • Two years as a member of IPPA and board member experience preferred.
  • Provides vision, inspiration, structure, and direction to IPPA and its initiatives that result in the increase of membership and/or association visibility.
  • Introduced innovative ideas for public procurement and/or the association for the betterment of the members.