About Us

The Idaho Public Purchasing Association was chartered (Charter Number 18) by NIGP (The Institute for Public Procurement) on July 21, 2004. Frank Pierce, CPPB, CPPO and Diane Morrison, CPPB helped to bring this charter to Boise. Rick Grimm, CEO of NIGP came to Boise to present the charter and swear in the new officers.  Frank was the very 1st IPPA President.

IPPA is the only NIGP Chapter in Idaho and serves all of Idaho for chapter membership, training, education, and sponsored events. If government procurement is your profession, or if you have an interest in procurement then IPPA is for you!

The Board of IPPA is committed to enriching the procurement profession. Many of our Board members have spent numerous years in the profession and work proactively to ensure our members and those that work in governmental procurement have the skills and knowledge to be the very best at what they do. The Board is readily available to answer any questions, or help in any way to support this profession. Please contact us at ippa@nigp-ippa.org.

To view the schedule for upcoming months, go to the Calendar or Events pages. 

Recently at the 2018 NIGP Annual Forum in Nashville, TN, IPPA was honored for the 2nd year in a row with the NIGP Small Chapter of the Year Award! This is an amazing achievement for our Chapter! Check out our Home Page Announcement for more details.

Regional Training Opportunities

In addition to IPPA, there's other local and regional training available in the area:

Washington State Chapter of NIGP http://www.wanigp.org 

Oregon Public Purchasing Association http://www.oppaweb.org

Columbia Chapter of NIGP http://www.columbiachapternigp.org

Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association  www.rmgpa.org

NIGP Area 8 Chapter Ambassadors

Please feel free to contact any one of our helpful Chapter Ambassadors!

Ginny N. Justiniano, CPPB

Procurement and SBE/DBE Specialist

Community Transit
Procurement & Contracts
7100 Hardeson Rd
Everett, WA 98303
Phone: (425) 438-6139



Brian R. Smith, CPPO 

Purchasing Manager

Multnomah County Purchasing
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., #125
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 988-7546



Tanyann Belaney

Senior Procurement Governance Advisor

Office of the Comptroller General
617 Government Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9V1
Phone: (250) 387-8121