Membership Benefits

By becoming a member of Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc., you will be making an investment in yourself and your professional future. Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc. belongs to its members and has something for everyone. Many disciplines are covered to include beginning buyers, experienced purchasing professionals, and other areas of expertise such as contractual administration, finance specialists and organizational support functions.

Educational Seminars
Attendance at NIGP, NAPM/NPI educational and training seminars sponsored and subsidized by Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc.. Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc. also sponsors seminars which are prepared and presented by its members. Those courses include implementation of pertinent Florida laws, and specific and/or general purchasing procedure, i.e.; ethics, contract administration, specification writing, RFPs, etc.
Networking
Members of Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc. have the opportunity to network with colleagues around the State through workshops, meetings and the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc. mailing list. Our "family" of members is one of the largest resources available to advise and assist in all phases of procurement.
Increased Professional Skills
Attendance at Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc. functions facilitates acquiring broader knowledge on how purchasing techniques can be applied in solving day-to-day purchasing and management problems.
Meetings
Opportunity to attend state seminars, contract workshops, trade shows, and meetings in order to exchange ideas, hear important topics presented by expert speakers, discuss ways to improve purchasing, conduct business meetings, hold informal discussions and enjoy social activities.
Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc. Bulletins
Receive the Association's newsletter, which is mailed to each member. The newsletter contains articles, notices, job opportunities, and news of interest.
Certifications
Achieving professional certification as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), or Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.). Seminars offering continuing purchasing courses which will help attain certification, are subsidized by Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc..
Other Benefits
Use of all privileges and services which are made available to Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc. members. Such services include job placement, technical assistance and advice, products research, surveys on purchasing practices and trends, seminars and workshops, and an annual conference and products exposition.