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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.

Professional Growth

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)

Membership Eligibility

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
  • Specification Library
  • Newsletters and Chapter Updates concerning National State and Local Information
  • State Legislative Updates
  • National, State and Regional Conferences
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Membership List
  • Annual Salary Survey
  • Network between members for professional Information
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