Public Announcements


NIGP Minnesota Member Discussion Forum

The MNNIGP Board is excited to announce the launch of a discussion forum feature on our organization’s website.  The MNNIGP discussion forum will provide a new method for members to interact in regard to procurement related topics, requests for advice or feedback, and serve as an archival resource.

Accessing the Forum

The first step to gain access to the discussion forum in order to start a new thread or review existing threads is to log-in to the Member’s Area of the MNNIGP website.  Click the “LOGIN” link under the “MEMBER AREA LOGIN” on the right side of the webpage.  Enter your NIGP Minnesota ID and password.  If you forgot your username or password, click on the appropriate link and follow the instructions to obtain your username or reset your password.  Email if you encounter any issues with logging into the Member’s Area of the website.

After accessing the Member’s Area, locate and click on the Forum link on the left side of the webpage.  You have gained access to the MNNIGP forum.  Within the MNNIGP forum you will be able to review and comment on existing forum threads, or may start a new thread by clicking on the link on the upper right side of the webpage.  New threads will be posted after receiving approval by the website administrator.  Comments to existing threads will post immediately.

In the coming weeks, the Board may create standing threads for broad topics like “Procurement News” for members to continually update and reference.  Email if you have any great ideas for standing threads.


Thank You Procurement Professionals

Each year in March, we honor the hard work of procurement professionals that help to make state, county, municipality, and other public agency operations efficient.  These professionals play a significant role in the responsible use of taxpayer dollars while maintaining the highest ethical standards. We take the time to thank you for your contributions you make to your organization.

Read the 2018 Governor's Proclamation.


Procurement Month

When we celebrate Procurement Month, we acknowledge an elite group of professionals that have made a difference in governmental efficiency and effectiveness. This month provides the opportunity to help educate elected officials, administrators, taxpayers and vendors about the procurement process and the admirable work you perform every day.

The underlying theme for all activities during Procurement Month is the promotion and recognition of the field of Public Procurement.

Please send us your event photos, proclamations, activity descriptions





January 2018 Newletter Alaska Hawaii Governmental Procurement Association

Our NIGP sister chapter the Alaska Hawaii Governmental Procurement Association released their first newletter of 2018.  Click on the link below to find out what's new with our friends out west.


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.