March is Procurement Month!

Happy Procurement Month!

This month is dedicated to public procurement professionals and the amazing impact we have on our communities. Take time to educate others on the significant role you play every day in public procurement!

IPPA is celebrating Procurement Month this March in a variety of ways!

  • NIGP Class: Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector, March 4-6
  • 2019 Spring Dinner Meeting: Special presentation from Ed Condon on Category Management, March 5th at 6 p.m. at Smoky Mountain Pizza in Meridian
  • Professional Buyer's Day, March 13th
  • Lunch & Learn: Warranties, Insurance, and Indemnification, March 20th from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Procurement Month Proclamations from various state agencies and political subdivisions
  • IPPA Individual Award winners will be announced
  • Procurement Trivia Contest & Scavenger Hunt - check out your member email for details!

Check out NIGP's website for how they are celebrating Procurement Month this year. Click HERE for more!!

 NIGP talks about the meaning behind Procurement Month:

"When we celebrate Procurement Month, we acknowledge an elite group of professionals that have made a difference in governmental efficiency and effectiveness. This month provides the opportunity to help educate elected officials, administrators, taxpayers and vendors about the procurement process and the admirable work you perform every day.

The underlying theme for all activities during Procurement Month is the promotion and recognition of the field of Public Procurement.  Your colleagues have organized everything from official government resolutions to playful scavenger hunts, trivia games, networking games to a chocolate coined crash course in basic procurement. Enjoy…It’s all about you!"

Again, wishing you a Happy Procurement Month! 

IPPA Board of Directors