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NIGP Mentor/Mentee Program

Chapter Members, did you know that NIGP offers a Mentor/Mentee Program?


This allows Mentors/Mentees to pair through the Together App for one-time project assistance, or a 6-month mentorship relationship at the National Level and have the opportunity to meet other procurement folks from around the globe!


Additional information can be found at or questions and interest can be directed to

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to Quinn Eggink and Jill Burt, recipients of the IPPA Education Committee's $500.00 scholarships. This prestigious award recognizes their dedication to educational advancement in their careers. Quinn and Jill are both Procurement Specialists employed by the City of Ames Purchasing Department. 


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The Impact of Procurement

Without public procurement, roads wouldn’t get built and hospitals wouldn’t have the medical equipment they need to care for patients. Schools wouldn’t have textbooks and sanitation services couldn’t be improved. There’s a seemingly endless list of all the ways public procurement impacts the public to improve people’s lives and ensure their health and safety. Read more

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Chartered on November 19, 2008, the Iowa Public Procurement Association (IPPA) is the 76th chapter of the Institute for Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) and is a non-profit organization comprised of public sector purchasing professionals throughout Iowa.

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