The National Procurement Institute

The National Procurement Institute, founded in 1968 as a non-profit organization, serves public procurement professionals internationally. NPI is focused on leading excellence in public procurement. The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award, established by NPI in 1995, recognizes organizations that demonstrate commitment to innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes.

Members of NPI represent the current and future leaders of the public procurement profession. The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award® symbolizes organizational excellence in innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership. The Annual Conference offers an intimate setting for delegates to focus on leadership skills and best practices while building lasting relationships.

Why Choose NPI

NPI is large enough to serve you and small enough to know you.

As a member of NPI, you benefit from the support of a thoughtful, strategic, and professional organization dedicated to supporting the evolving needs of its membership, encouraging them to achieve procurement excellence, and providing them with the tools to do so.

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29th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Award

Become a member of NPI for access to model submittals from previous AEP® Award recipients and start preparing your application for the 2024 award today!

AEP® Award winners demonstrate to their leadership, governing body and the public that they exceed the highest standards in innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes of the procurement organization. 


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