About the Partnership

The Partnership for Public Procurement was founded in 2011 by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) and The Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP) to apply our combined strength to foster a common international standard of public procurement practice.

The Partnership will support the needs of public sector procurement officials across the world, providing educational resources, organizational development and transformation services. Future developments will enable us to extend the capabilities of procurement practitioners across all levels of experience and organizational maturity.

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply exists to establish and promote high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management.

Established in 1932 and receiving its Royal Charter in 1992, CIPS is recognized internationally as a leading body representing the procurement and supply chain management profession.  With headquarters in the UK and subsidiaries in Australia, South Africa, the Middle East and China the Institute has a global community of over 94,000 in over 150 countries, making it the largest procurement association in the world.

NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement was founded in 1944 and is the largest association focused exclusively on the development, support and promotion of the public procurement profession.  The Institute is globally recognized for its educational programs, technical resources, and as a thought leader on public procurement issues.

Together with its 73 North American affiliates, The Institute supports a network of more than 20,000 professionals.