About NIGP
The Institute for Public Procurement

About NIGP

Developing, supporting and promoting the public procurement profession

NIGP has been developing, supporting, and promoting the public procurement profession through premier educational and research programs, professional support, technical services, and advocacy initiatives that benefit members and other important stakeholders since 1944.



About NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement

“NIGP” stands for the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. In 2011, we adopted “NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement” as the go-to-market identity for the Institute to promote our leadership role in supporting public procurement practitioners. 

  • NIGP was established in 1944
  • Founded through the efforts of then-New York City Mayor and U.S. Conference of Mayors President Fiorello LaGuardia
  • 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational association

NIGP Team Values

Individual Members
Agency Members

Who we are

NIGP is committed to elevating the profession and accelerating our members' performance through pioneering ways that include thought-leading content that uses cutting edge technologies, agile leadership development and customized career training that empowers procurement professionals to make a positive difference at work, in their communities and in the world.


Contact Us

Please contact the NIGP staff if you have any questions or need more information.

NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement

Mailing Address:
13800 Coppermine Road, 1st Floor 
Herndon, VA 20171

Contact Numbers:
Phone: 703-736-8900


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