Three public procurement practices open for public comment:

best practice

Three additional public procurement practices are currently available for public comment:

Public -Private Partnerships – provides comprehensive guidance on best practices before, during, and after engaging in a public-private partnership. ( )

Supplier Databases – outlines best practices on the use of supplier databases ( )
Market Sounding – outlines best practices related to market sounding and explains the difference between market sounding and requests for information (RFI’s) ( ).
Your feedback is appreciated. Public comment closes March 28th.
Clifton Jackson
Global Practice Manager
NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement

NIGP and CIPS Complete 20 Global Standards of Practice!!!!


NIGP and CIPS Complete 20 Global Standards of Practice!!!!

In 2011, NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement and the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) formed a partnership to establish an international presence for the Principles and Practices of Public Procurement.

As the partnership continues its work to advance the procurement profession, we are pleased to announce the completion of 20 Global Standards of Practice.

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Performance Measurement
  3. Performance Management
  4. Performance Metrics
  5. Cooperative Purchasing
  6. Transparency
  7. Risk Management
  8. Policy Manual
  9. Ethical Procurement
  10. Performance-Based Contracting
  11. Sustainable Procurement
  12. Conducting Spend Analysis
  13. Lease vs. Purchase Analysis
  14. Specifications
  15. Developing Evaluation Criteria
  16. Outsourcing
  17. Technology in Public Procurement
  18. The Evaluation Process
  19. Supplier Relationship Management
  20. Qualifications-Based Selection for Architectural and Engineering Services

Standards of Practice in the Workplace Seminar at NIGP Forum

Are you interested in learning about how the Standards of Practice are put to use in the life of the everyday procurement professional?  If you are attending the NIGP Forum in Orlando, Florida, please join us for the Standards of Practice in the Workplace seminar which will be held on Tuesday, August 27th from 3:30 to 5:00 PM in room Crystal KL at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Using a more dynamic and comprehensive survey method, NIGP can help members determine just how their peers are implementing the standard practices. Using the latest survey data, this session focuses on the hot spots for organizational improvement as identified by procurement professionals.  This is a great chance to see where we are and where we are headed as a professional community.

Presenters: Chris Dixon, Sr. Manager, Tim Brett, Director State & Local Information  Services, Deltek, Herndon, VA, and Clifton Jackson, Standards Manager, NIGP, Herndon, VA.

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