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Kentucky Public Procurement Assocation

 Membership in KPPA, a chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, offers a variety of benefits to individuals employed in public-sector procurement in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

KPPA remains committed to the ongoing professional development of our members through education, certification and networking activities. If you're involved in public purchasing, membership in KPPA can help you grow and advance in your profession.

Professional Education

KPPA sponsors many training opportunities throughout each calendar year, including NIGP's professional development seminars. Please visit the KPPA calendar for details on currently scheduled events.


KPPA promotes certifications through the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC) by offering content training, review courses, and monetary incentives to members. Internationally recognized professional certifications such as the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or the management-level Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) enhance members' understanding of the professional standards and requirements for careers in public procurement.

Once certified, members can easily maintain their certification status with re-certification points earned at inexpensive seminars and by attending the annual KPPA Forum.


KPPA is made up of over 200 public procurement professionals from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. A member directory on our website, along with other online information-sharing opportunities are available to KPPA members to encourage a "members helping members" environment.


The Annual KPPA Forum and Product Exposition is held each fall. This three-day event includes educational seminars, multiple networking opportunities and a Vendor Exposition featuring the latest products and services from more than 100 vendors in attendance.

Purchasing Month

The month of March is designated by NIGP as "Purchasing Month". To recognize and celebrate Purchasing Month, KPPA offers its members a day of FREE workshops along with reasonably priced professional development seminars. Check our web site or the quarterly KPPA newsletter for information on upcoming Purchasing Month activities!

Join Us

For more information on becoming a member of KPPA, please visit our membership page and join today.


KPPA has awarded multiple scholarships up to $10,000 each year to its members annually, used towards continuing education either through NIGP-developed training, KPPA training or college courses specific to the procurement and contracting arena. Two of the various scholarships available to KPPA members are awarded to the first and second prize winners of the annual KPPA Essay contest. The essay topics are published by late summer and the winners are announced at the annual KPPA Conference in the fall.


KPPA values each of its members and recognizes exceptional professional development and service! Each year KPPA offers the following awards:

  • Buyer of the Year
  • Manager of the Year
  • Agency of the Year


KPPA publishes the "In Voice", a quarterly newsletter to keep members aware of current procurement news, members' achievements, NIGP events and career tips. The "In Voice" also announces relevant procurement sessions and upcoming educational events.



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