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NPI Member Benefits

As a Member of the National

Procurement Institute, Inc.(NPI), you

receive the following:


NPI Membership More Than Pays For Itself.

NPI membership is a proven value. The benefits more than offset the cost of your dues-in any number of ways, your agency will recoup your modest membership fees in a matter of months, if not weeks. NPI gives you the highest value at the most reasonable prices with the most dynamic yearly gathering of the industry, the Annual Conference; all available to help you become an even better professional. 


Annual Conference
The Annual Conference is designed to keep the busy professional abreast of the latest developments in areas of importance. Our annual meeting is the industry's leading education program, with specific sessions focusing on the latest trends, technologies, and policies and legislation, The NPI Annual Conference event is the place where industry leaders and practitioners exchange ideas about current market trends, share experiences and come to make new contacts in the public sector.
Members receive a special discounted rate for the Annual Conference, which more than pays for the cost of membership.


The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award®

The National Program to Benchmark Organizational Excellence in Procurement!

In 1995, the National Procurement Institute, Inc.established a program designed to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement.  The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) is awarded annually.  This prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria.  The criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes of the procurement organization.

Access to password-protected, Members Only online content
As a Member of NPI, you will have direct access, 24 hours a day, to all of NPI’s current and archived research and publications in a password-protected area of the NPI Web site.

Networking Opportunities: Members can share ideas with others within the profession at the local, state and national level to address professional challenges, at our Annual Conference and through our online community.

Online Membership Directory

One of our most important benefits of membership is networking.

Members can connect with other members through our online Membership Directory. Find colleagues in your hometown or region today!

News and Information: Members receive our popular membership NPInsights Newsletter by e-mail. The Newsletter includes current information and timely updates on NPI activities. Stay up to date on trends and information.

Announce new job positions and important events on the website and in the NPI newsletters


Scholarship Opportunities

NPI offers scholarships-for more information, download the application here.


Become a Leader in the Profession

NPI members are eligible to run for NPI office. Represent your organization on a National level!

National network of public purchasing professionals from such organizations as cities, counties, state agencies, airports, schools, federal agencies, institutions, non-profits, utilities, and other public entities.  Group participation provides opportunities for members with common interests in a particular industry or activity, or in a certain classification of commodities or materials, to exchange ideas and unique concerns.  You will develop valuable connections across the United States through regional / special interest group(s), minority supplier programs, and educational purchasing forums.

NPI’s interactive website includes a searchable directory of members; a resource library of best practices, sample contracts, and sample specs; e-newsletter; and other pertinent information for our members only.

Reduced registration fees for all NPI sponsored programs, C.P.M. certification, and seminars, including the NPI Annual Conference and Products Exposition.  Check Conference/Events for information about the annual conferences, seminars, and workshops.  You can even register online.  The Annual Conference consists of approximately 20 workshops on various current topics, as well as business meetings, receptions, buyer/seller exchanges, products exhibition and the opportunity for public purchasing professional all over the United States to come together to share ideas and strategies.

NPI publications you will receive include the annual membership directory and NPI’s bimonthly newsletter, Public Purchasing Review, which contains articles of interest for public purchasing professionals.  This newsletter contains current articles on the latest trends in purchasing and particularly public purchasing, articles written by peers across the United States, listings of upcoming seminars and workshops, C.P.M. testing information, and NPI’s speakers bureau.

Access to the NPI/ISM specification library by way of Fax on Demand or the ISM website “Members Only” section.

Opportunities for NPI’s Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award program.  This program recognizes organizational excellence in public procurement.  The annual award is earned by those organizations, public or non-profit, that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria.

Other awards or grants available through NPI include the Carlton N. Parker Award for Outstanding Service; Scholarship Fund for eligible members; and Chapter grant funding for active chapters.

NPI is an affiliate of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). You have the option to include ISM membership with your NPI Membership. NPI is an affiliate of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) and, as such, a portion of the dues paid to NPI grants you membership into ISM.  Please visit for ISM benefits.

The following Institute for Supply Management-ISM benefits are included when you select the “Regular” membership option.

  • Inside Supply Management®
    ISM's monthly magazine contains thought-provoking discussions and information on those topics most relevant to today's forward-thinking, strategic supply managers. Published exclusively for ISM members.
  • Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® (ROB)
    ISM's monthly survey of purchasing statistics is the first of its kind. It's considered by many economists to be the most reliable, near-term economic barometer available today. The full report is delivered to ISM members each month within the pages of Inside Supply Management® magazine.
  • Unlimited Access to ISM's Web Site
    Unlock the possibilities of this valuable resource. Members can search an extensive database of supply management information, take part in professional forums, contact affiliates or other related organizations, and learn about ISM's assortment of educational products and services. Members also have access to:
    • The Online Career Center — search a database of employment listings from across the country, post your résumé for organizations to see, search for the perfect employee, or take advantage of other career-enhancing tools. New features added often.
    • The ISM Online InfoCenter — without a doubt, the largest purchasing and supply management library around. Check frequently — new information is added all of the time.
  • Supply Management Advocate
    No one understands better than ISM how supply management affects the bottom-line, and no one promotes the profession like ISM. As a member you have access to ISM's printed and electronic materials which can help you do this within your organizational infrastructure as well. Let us help you communicate your value-added contributions to senior management.
  • CPSM Program
    Introduced in 2008 the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) was created for leaders in the supply chain management profession. It certifies that the recipient has key knowledge and skills in areas such as finance, supplier relationship management, organization global strategy and risk compliance.The CPSM is designed for those working in any of the major private, public, or non-profit work sectors. As a member you'll receive substantial discounts on study materials, testing and other related fees.
  • Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit
    Network with more than 2,000 peers at the only international conference devoted exclusively to purchasing and supply management. Examine emerging trends and challenges during comprehensive workshops conducted by your peers. The conference attracts distinguished keynote speakers to discuss current national and international issues and features several sessions highlighted by prominent corporate leaders. Members receive significant savings on registration fees.
  • Professional Groups and Forums
    Gain a deeper understanding of your area of expertise and develop valuable connections when you join an ISM Group or Forum. Select from a wide variety of interest areas including services, materials management, health care and hospitality.
  • Member Benefit Programs
    As an ISM member you'll have access to an ever-expanding set of benefit programs, in most cases providing discounts on unique, helpful products and services beyond what can be found elsewhere.
    • Commodity Tracking via — customizable commodity updates sent directly to your in-box each week. Track steel, plastic, coffee, or other commodities relevant to you, then use that information in your negotiations to ensure best performance. Members receive an extended, free trial period and $300 off annual subscription fees.
    • Book Reviews via The Business Source — concise summaries of popular business books delivered to your in-box each month. Learn best practices and powerful insights from leading thinkers such as Stephen Covey, Malcolm Gladwell and Jack Welch. Members receive a subscription to the Business Source for 70% off the retail price.
  • ISM Knowledge Center
    The ISM Knowledge Center provides a number of supply management classes which you can take online, at your own pace. Covering topics from cost price analysis to supplier management, the ISM Knowledge Center is a terrific way to sharpen your skills. ISM members receive a discount on registration fees. Even better, selected courses are available for free. Test one out today.
  • Seminar Discounts
    Enhance your professional development and job performance when you enroll in one of ISM's many seminars held throughout the country each year. Experienced instructors, thought-provoking sessions, and numerous topics are just some of the reasons these programs often fill up quickly. And don't forget — members save hundreds with each registration.
    Also available — satellite seminars, broadcast to participating ISM affiliates or external companies. Addressing different supply management issues and offered several times throughout the year, satellite seminars are live alternatives that allow you to interact with speakers and peers without leaving your city or affiliate location.
  • Professional Development Resources
    ISM offers a wide variety of products to help complete your supply management information library. Our books and other self-study products will broaden your knowledge and sharpen your skills. Topics include, but are not limited to, global sourcing, supply management, negotiations, legal issues, and leadership. All ISM members receive discounts on professional development resources.
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    Hone your interpersonal skills and leadership abilities while serving your profession. ISM provides a bevy of volunteer opportunities in both the local and global levels. Participate in key projects at your affiliate, serve as an affiliate officer, contribute to an ISM Group or Forum, or serve on an ISM committee — such as the ISM Business Survey Committee — and get into the action.
  • Recognition
    Being active in your profession speaks volumes to coworkers, colleagues, customers and others you interact with every day. For those taking it to the next level — ISM honors members for outstanding performance in the categories of Education/Learning, Innovation/Creativity, Leadership, Marketing/Communicating and Volunteerism.
  • Industry Research
    View ISM's annual Salary Survey and see how you compare to others in the industry. The full report available free to ISM members.
  • Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms
    A valuable tool for supply professionals, academics, researchers and students, the fourth edition of the Glossary includes information from all disciplines within supply management. Available to members through the ISM Web site.
  • CAPS Research
    ISM members can receive supply management-related research studies and benchmarks free from CAPS Research, the only global not-for-profit research center in supply management. Learn more about CAPS Research and how they can be of service to you.
  • A free subscription to Governmental Procurement magazine.

The benefits available to you through NPI are valuable.  We would be honored to assist you with your professional development. Your membership allows us to provide you with unique opportunities for continued education, professional growth, certifications, and a network of colleagues and friends.

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