EdPAC – The Education Purchasing Advisory Committee
The Education Purchasing Advisory Committee (EdPAC) has, as its goal, the increase of voluntary cooperative group purchasing by public school districts.
ISM – Institute for Supply Management
Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is the first and largest not-for-profit professional supply management organization worldwide. Founded in 1915, ISM has over 50,000 members located in 100 countries.
NASPO – National Association of State Procurement Officials
NASPO is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing public procurement through leadership, excellence, and integrity. It is made up of the directors of the central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States. NASPO is an organization that helps its members achieve success as public procurement leaders through promotion of best practices, education, professional development, research, and innovative procurement strategies.
The NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization (formerly WSCA-NASPO) provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting. By leveraging the leadership and expertise of all states with the purchasing power of their public entities, NASPO ValuePoint delivers best value, reliable, competitively sourced contracts. Since 1993 NASPO ValuePoint has been the cooperative purchasing arm of NASPO (the National Association of State Procurement Officials) encouraging, fostering and guiding the nation’s most significant public contract cooperative. NASPO ValuePoint is a unified, nationally focused cooperative aggregating the demand of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the organized US territories, their political subdivisions and other eligible entities spurring best value, innovation and competition in the marketplace.
Utah Chapter of NIGP
The Utah Chapter of NIGP (formally the National Institute for Governmental Procurement) provides its members with networking, continuing education and promoting certification opportunities. The objective is to promote the quality and stature of public purchasing and to advance individual professionalism through training, networking and certification. The purpose of the Chapter is to:
• Promote ethical, efficient and cost-effective public purchasing.
• Provide educational programs, products and services.
• Provide a location and ambiance where purchasing professionals can share ideas.
• Facilitate the conduct of purchasing activities by public agencies.