Idaho Public Purchasing Association

Idaho Public Purchasing Association

Founded in 2004, IPPA is the Idaho Chapter of NIGP, the Institute for Public Procurement.

It is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the advancement of the public procurement profession through education and cooperative relationships among its members.

Operating as usual

Photos from Idaho Public Purchasing Association's post 25/01/2024

Last week we were excited several people braved the snow and attended our annual Winter Chapter Meeting where we installed our newly elected Board, some in person, some virtually!

Congrats to our newly elected officers and outgoing as well!

Robyn Swaney, President
Sandra Ramirez, Vice President
Shannon Shaffer, Treasurer
Debie Beavers-Rudolph, Director-at-Large (2-year term)
Glyn Roberts, Director-at-Large (1 year term)

2024 IPPA Winter Chapter Meeting 16/01/2024

Don't forget about our Winter Chapter Meeting tomorrow at the Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz! Please register by today at 3 pm. Also, we will have special guest speaker, Mindi Anderson, Founder, President, and CEO of Idaho Veterans Chamber Of Commerce, speaking on "Changing the way Diversity Suppliers do business with Idaho Veteran and Spouse Business Owners." We hope to see you in person or virtually!

2024 IPPA Winter Chapter Meeting You'll get a chance to learn updates on the association from the board, discuss business regarding the chapter, and engage in some learning opportunities!

2024 IPPA Winter Chapter Meeting 09/01/2024

Please join us next week for our 2024 Winter Chapter Meeting. We will be installing our new board members and there will be breakfast! :)

2024 IPPA Winter Chapter Meeting You'll get a chance to learn updates on the association from the board, discuss business regarding the chapter, and engage in some learning opportunities!

20/12/2023

Members and non-members, don't forget to take our 2024 Training Survey to help us provide you the professional development opportunities you want! Check your IPPA email for the survey link. Survey closes 12/28.

15/12/2023

Congratulations are in order for our member and Past President, Bob Perkins! You will be a great asset for BuyBoard!

We're excited to announce that Bob Perkins has been appointed to a position on the National Purchasing Cooperative (BuyBoard®) Board of Directors and will attend his first board meeting in January 2024.

Perkins is the Director of Procurement in Ada County with more than 25 years of experience in government procurement. He has served as a charter member and Past President of the Idaho Public Purchasing Association. He co-authored procurement legislation in 2019 (Idaho Code 67-2807) allowing for the use of cooperative procurements. Congrats on your new role, Bob!

06/12/2023

Congratulations are in order for Catherine Thomson at West Ada School District for earning her from UPPCC during the Fall 2023 testing window. Congratulations Catherine!

20/11/2023

You can still register for NIGP's Competency Module on Market Analysis & Forecasting on December 13th! Sign up on our IPPA Events webpage: https://nigp-idaho.org/meetinginfo.php

IPPA's 12th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show | LinkedIn 26/10/2023

We're 1 week out from the 12th Annual RVTS! You can still register for this event, and sponsor. Take advantage of this great opportunity to network with buyers and vendors, as well as learn about the future of public procurement.

IPPA's 12th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show | LinkedIn Join us for Idaho Public Purchasing Association's 12th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show - "Shaping the Future of Procurement!" Are you a vendor wanting to do business with Idaho government agencies? Do you work for a government agency and want to make valuable business connections? Then join the Ida...

IPPA's 12th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show | LinkedIn 19/10/2023

IPPA's 12th Annual RVTS is only 2 weeks away! Vendors and buyers alike can still register for the event, and there are still sponsorship opportunities for those interested. We can't wait to network with you all on the 2nd!

IPPA's 12th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show | LinkedIn Join us for Idaho Public Purchasing Association's 12th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show - "Shaping the Future of Procurement!" Are you a vendor wanting to do business with Idaho government agencies? Do you work for a government agency and want to make valuable business connections? Then join the Ida...

02/10/2023

IPPA is hosting several NIGP Competency Modules this Fall! These competency modules are either half-day or full day classes, so if you are limited on time these are a good choice for you.

Program Implementation and Management, Problem Solving and Critical Thinking, and Market Analysis and Forecasting.

Go to our website for more details and to register. https://nigp-idaho.org/meetinginfo.php

28/09/2023

Don't forget to sign up for our 2023 IPPA Summer Chapter Meeting featuring George Haaland speaking on the growth in Boise! Join us October 4th at 1 p.m. for this interesting session, chapter updates, & a dessert bar at the new Orchard Park, Meridian Library District location. You can also attend virtually. See you there!
https://nigp-idaho.org/meetinginfo.php

IPPA's 12th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show | LinkedIn 21/09/2023

IPPA is gearing up for our 12th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show on November 2nd at Boise State University! We are looking forward to networking with vendors and buyers, and learning about factors affecting the future of public procurement. Sign up now!

IPPA's 12th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show | LinkedIn Join us for Idaho Public Purchasing Association's 12th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show - "Shaping the Future of Procurement!" Are you a vendor wanting to do business with Idaho government agencies? Do you work for a government agency and want to make valuable business connections? Then join the Ida...

20/09/2023

Send off summer & welcome in fall at the 2023 IPPA Summer Chapter Meeting! The new Meridian Library District location at Orchard Park is graciously hosting us on October 4 from 1-2:30 p.m. Join us for chapter updates, an educational session, and dessert! You can also attend virtually. See you there!
https://nigp-idaho.org/meetinginfo.php

Photos from Idaho Public Purchasing Association's post 06/09/2023

We have a couple classes coming up - IPPA's Procurement Process Improvement next week (you can register until 9/11), and NIGP's Competency Module: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking coming in November. Check out all our courses on the IPPA Events page! https://nigp-idaho.org/meetinginfo.php

25/08/2023

Does your procurement process need improvement? Then this class is for you - Procurement Process Improvement on September 13th! Lee Scott, founder of Unleashing Leaders will teach us how to identify, analyze, and implement continuous procurement process improvements. Sign up now on our website! https://nigp-idaho.org/meetinginfo.php?id=203&ts=1691694238

Photos from Idaho Public Purchasing Association's post 22/08/2023

IPPA wants to send a heartfelt congratulations to Alyssa Ellington, NIGP-CPP, CPPB for being honored with the 2023 NIGP Young Professional Award! From Communications Chair to President, and now Special Events Chair, you continue to serve the chapter with passion and contribute innovative ideas. This honor is so well deserved!!

Photos from Idaho Public Purchasing Association's post 21/08/2023

IPPA is honored to have received the 2023 NIGP Outstanding Chapter Membership Award at today’s Forum Awards Lunch! Also, our chapter earned the Gold Performance Standard Seal for 2023! Congratulations to the board and membership for these wonderful achievements.

IPPA's 12th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show | LinkedIn 18/07/2023

Registration is officially open for IPPA's 12th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show! Check out some of the details below and head to our RVTS webpage to register

IPPA's 12th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show | LinkedIn Join us for Idaho Public Purchasing Association's 12th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show - "Shaping the Future of Procurement!" Are you a vendor wanting to do business with Idaho government agencies? Do you work for a government agency and want to make valuable business connections? Then join the Ida...

05/06/2023

Registration will open soon!

18/05/2023

Another great course hosted by IPPA, Enabling Regulations and Compliance (NIGP Competency Module), is coming up at the end of July! Presented by Ronald King, you will learn how to "identify and define public procurement legal terms, concepts, and principles." Register now! https://nigp-idaho.org/meetinginfo.php?id=191&ts=1674069708

25/04/2023

The NIGP Driving Change, Innovation and Agility competency module is coming up on June 6th. Just a 1-day virtual class, you will learn a lot about how to lead your end-users through change. Register now! https://nigp-idaho.org/meetinginfo.php

24/04/2023

IPPA's Idaho Statutes Training - Procurement for Political Subdivisions course is in just 2 days! You can register up until tomorrow, 4/25! https://nigp-idaho.org/meetinginfo.php

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Gathering Idaho Public Procurement Professionals all in one place!

As the 2018 and 2017 NIGP Small Chapter of the Year, the Idaho Public Purchasing Association is always striving to involve as many Idaho public procurement professionals in our chapter as possible, so they can network with other professionals in the field, further their education and training in public procurement, and also have lots of fun while they’re at it!!

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P. O. Box 6512
Boise, ID
83707

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00