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The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), Inc. was formally established on January 29, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois.   

NASPO is a non-profit association dedicated to strengthening the procurement community through education, research, and communication. It is made up of the directors of the central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States. NASPO is an organization through which the member purchasing officials provide leadership in professional public procurement, improve the quality of procurement, exchange information and cooperate to attain greater efficiency, economy, and customer satisfaction.   

Educating and Informing

NASPO, in collaboration with the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), formed the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) to encourage and award the Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) designation and the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) designation to those in the public purchasing arena. For additional information about the Council, visit www.uppcc.org.

The NASPO Network is an on-line forum for members to ask questions, exchange information and share solutions virtually instantaneously.

The association also publishes various reference books which serve as guides for procurement officials as well as vendors who do business with the states.

NASPO, in cooperation with GOVERNING Magazine, sponsors an annual How to Market to State Governments Meeting for suppliers interested in learning state procurement laws, policies and procedures.

NASPO also holds an annual conference and four regional meetings each year which provide members with excellent networking opportunities as well as chances to participate in sessions on timely and relevant public procurement issues. 

The NASPO Board of Directors adopted a revised strategic planning framework in February 2010 to guide the association's activities and services over the next 2-3 years. A copy of the framework can be downloaded here. 2011-2012 Board of Directors

Ron Bell, VA

 

President

2011-2012

Carol Wilson, CT 

 

President-Elect

2011-2012

Greg Smith, NV

 

Past President

2011-2012

Voight Shealy, SC

 

Finance Chair

2011-2012

Bill Burns, ID

 

Member at Large

2011-2013

Jean Clark, AZ

 

Member at Large

2011-2013

Deb Damore, VT

 

Member at Large

2010-2012

Vern Jones, AK

 

Member at Large

2010-2012

Gary Lambert, MA

 

Member at Large

2011-2012

Dianne Lancaster, OR

 

Member at Large

2011-2013

Paul Mash, UT

 

Member at Large

2011-2013

Dean Stotler, DE

 

Member at Large

2010-2012

is the association director for NASPO and can be reached at (859) 514-9159.
 
Contact Information

NASPO receives professional headquarters staff support through AMR Management Services, which is accredited by the AMC Institute. Services provided to NASPO include conference management, research and publications, board of directors & committee support, financial management and member services.

NASPO
201 East Main Street, Suite 1405
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 514-9159



Pursuant to IRS Regulations, it is the policy of NASPO to allow public access to its original exemption application and to its IRS Form 990. In addition, NASPO will make copies of its governing documents, conflict of interest policy/disclosures, and year-end financial statements available to the public. This access will be provided at NASPO's principal headquarters offices at a time mutually agreeable between its headquarters and the individual requesting the inspection during regular business hours. In addition, NASPO will make each Form 990 information return available for a period of three years from filing. NASPO will provide a copy of the exemption application or Form 990 without charge, other than a reasonable fee for reproduction and actual postage costs, as applicable. The copy must include all information furnished to the IRS as well as all schedules, attachments, and supporting statements, except for the name and address of any contributor to the organization. For further detailed information regarding these IRS requirements, refer to the General Instructions for Form 990.

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