About Us

In June 2003, the Central Gulf Coast Chapter of NIGP was chartered to serve public procurement professionals in northwest Florida and southern Alabama.

As the 84th chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, CGCCNIGP is committed to building a stronger public procurement profession through educational, training and networking opportunities for its members, and to the advancement of ethical and responsible practices in day-to-business.

CGCCNIGP strives to establish and maintain professional function and stature for the field of public sector purchasing and materials management through:

  • raising and maintaining the standards and ethics of all governmental purchasing and materials management departments, agencies and organizations, wherever performed.

  • studying, discussing, recommending and aiding in implementation of improvements in the designated field of endeavor to obtain the optimum value of products and services without prejudice and to assure greatest ultimate economy to the users.

  • the interchange of ideas and experiences and obtaining expert advice on local, state, national and international problems pertinent to this discipline.

  • collection and distribution to applicable officials of information on the organization and administration of these and related functions.

  • development and promotion of simplified standards and specifications for functional performance.

The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing is dedicated to establishing and maintaining increased professionalism in the field of public sector procurement. The NIGP Code of Ethics is the standard for CGCCNIGP, as is the importance of the continuing education of our members, especially those training opportunities which lead to professional certification status, including Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB).

We invite you to join us. Learn more about membership opportunities in CGCCNIGP.