CIPS and NIGP launch public procurement portal

23 September 2013

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24 September 2013 | Paul Snell

CIPS has teamed up with NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement to launch a web portal to promote best practice in public procurement. 

The site, which can be found at, is part of the Partnership for Public Procurement, set up by the two associations in 2011 that aims to drive professionalism in public purchasing.

The portal highlights the values and guiding principles drawn up by the two institutes which have already been adopted by more than 80 associations. There is also a Public Procurement Profiler, designed to help public organisations understand and increase the strategic effectiveness of their procurement function. Profiler-Essentials offers a free evaluation, and Profiler Self-Assessment provides a more detailed analysis and customised pathway to increase effectiveness.

There are also currently 20 procurement practice documents available, with more to be added in the future. 

David Noble, CIPS CEO, said: “Since launching our partnership with NIGP in 2011 we have gone from strength to strength and this new portal underpins our on-going commitment to helping develop public procurement communities across the globe. With public procurement there is no one-size-fits-all which is why we have devised a portal to help support all levels of procurement maturity across global governments.”

Rick Grimm, CEO of NIGP, added: “The portal and the Profiler resources we have co-developed reflect the strength and value of this global partnership. The Profiler suite is an empowering, practical pathway agencies can use to guide them toward greater procurement effectiveness that translates to greater support and services for their communities.”

Both David Noble and Rick Grimm will be speaking at the CIPS Annual Conference in London on 10 October. Visit for more details

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