Public Announcements


November 2017 Alaska-Hawaii GPA Sister Chapter Newletter

Our NIGP sister chapter, the Alaska-Hawaii Government Procurement Association (AHGPA), has issued the November edition of their newletter.


Click the link below to access and enjoy updates from our sister chapter.


November 2017 Alaska-Hawaii GPA Newsletter


Sister Chapter Agreement with the Alaska - Hawaii Procurement Association of NIGP

MN-NIGP is excited to announce our NIGP Sister Chapter Relationship with the Alaska - Hawaii Governmental Procurement Association (AHGPA) of NIGP.  The potential for this agreement was previously reviewed and discussed at the July 2017 chapter meeting.  


The agreement was executed on September 11, 2017 by the signatures of MN-NIGP Chapter President Debra Lesmeister and AHGPA Chapter President Jeff Dansdill.


The agreement provides for the "collaborative partnership of educational, charitable, and special events by both chapters for the benefit of each respective chapter membership."  Each chapter commits to ", promote, and encourgage each respective chapter's educational programs, professional networking, and outreach opportunities..."  Additionally, the agreement allows each chapter's president to become an honorary member of the sister chapter.  


Learn more about the Alaska - Hawaii Governmental Procurement Association of NIGP by clicking on the link.


View or obtain a copy of the Sister Chapter Relationship agreement by logging into the members only area of our website.  Click on the "Downloads" link under the members area section.  Search for 2017 MN-NIGP AHGPA Sister Chapter Agreement.


2017 Minnesota Joint Disparity Study

The 2017 Minnesota Joint Disparity Study examines whether discrimination affects minority- and women-owned firms in the marketplace and ways to address that discrimination. The Department of Administration is coordinating this effort. There are a number of ways stakeholders can be involved. The group of eight government agencies will collect and analyze public input throughout the study. The final report will incorporate this input.

Click for the Joint Disparity Study Website.