The Southern New Jersey Chapter of the NIGP, the Institute for Public Procurement, has been established in accordance with Charter Number 6 granted on October 26, 1977, by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Inc.
NIGP organized in 1944, international in scope, is a nonprofit educational and technical organization of governmental buying agencies of the United States, Canada and other nations. The Institute is affiliated with the Institute of Purchasing and Supply of Great Britain and is a Charter Member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Materials Management. It is the LARGEST such organization devoted exclusively to public purchasing.
Since its establishment, the Southern New Jersey Chapter has been dedicated too promoting professionalism and creditable purchasing methods. Its members represent cities, boroughs, townships, boards of education, utilities, authorities, colleges and parks, as well as county and state agencies.
Through its affiliation with the NIGP, the Southern New Jersey Chapter offers national certification classes for the Certified Purchasing Official (CPPO), the Certified Public Professional Buyer (CPPB) and Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
Those employed by governmental agencies or sub divisions in the State of New Jersey whose duties consist in whole or in part of purchasing materials, supplies, apparatus, equipment or contractual services are eligible for membership
Annual Membership dues are $55
Additional Members of entity are $ 15 each
General Membership dinner meetings are held six times a year at a geographically centrally located restaurant.
These meetings feature prominent guest speakers and offer the purchasing official the opportunity to make professional contacts, to share in the interchange of information and problem solving sessions and to keep abreast of current purchasing procedures and legislation.
Purpose of the Southern New Jersey Chapter of NIGP
To study, discuss and recommend improvements in Governmental Purchasing and assist in establishing Purchasing Departments where feasible in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland
To Exchange ideas and experiences and obtain expert advice on local and national purchasing problems
To collect specifications and bid documents for government buying and distribute same to members of this chapter upon request
To collect and distribute to government purchasing officials, information on the organization and administration of government buying
To work for the improvement of Federal and State Laws relating to governmental purchasing
To strive for professionalism through education, seminars and adherence to the code of ethics as established by NIGP, Inc.
Professional Benefits of Being a Member
National, State and Local Educational Programs
National and State Certification of Profession
Newsletters and Chapter Updates concerning National State and Local Information
State Legislative Updates
National, State and Regional Conferences
Annual Salary Survey
Network between members for professional Information