President Laurie Victory, CPPB

As of July 1, 2018, I have the great pleasure of being the new President for fiscal year 2018/2019 of the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officers (FAPPO).

On July 10, 1967, twelve governmental purchasing agents in southeast Florida formed a committee to establish this organization and it was based on the need for education of the Public Procurement Professionals. Last year our President, Fatima Calkins, worked extremely hard to bring our educational programs, scholarships and college reimbursement programs back to the forefront and did an amazing job!

Over the next year, your FAPPO Board will continue to focus on education, building our membership and networking opportunities. Without the support of the members, our organization could not exist. I have been a member since the early 90’s and cannot tell you how much I have grown just being involved and contributing to such an amazing organization.

The Fall Workshop will be at the beautiful Sarasota Lido Beach Resort located at 700 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236 on November 2, 2018. More details will be coming soon!

We are also preparing for the 2019 52nd Annual FAPPO Conference and Trade Show “Striving for Excellence” which will be held in Fort Lauderdale.

A big thank you to all the members who have volunteered so far this year to be on committees for our 2018-2019 FAPPO year. For all members, there are plenty of ways to become involved, if you are interested in volunteering, please contact me.

Thank you for your continued support and I am looking forward to another great year here at FAPPO!


Laurie A. Victory, CPPB
2018/2019 President

What's New

Fall Workshop Nov. 2, 2018

It’s never too early to begin planning! The FAPPO Fall Workshop “Defining Excellence in Procurement” will be held at the Lido Beach Resort on November 2, 2018.

2018 Fall Workshop

FAPPO Fall Workshop ”DEFINING EXCELLENCE IN PROCUREMENT” November 2, 2018 Lido Beach Resort Sarasota, Florida It’s never too early to begin planning! The FAPPO Fall Workshop “Defining Excellence in Procurement” will be held at the Lido Beach Resort on November 2, 2018.

2018 Fall Workshop Call for Presentations

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - 2018 FALL WORKSHOP ”DEFINING EXCELLENCE IN PROCUREMENT” FAPPO is accepting proposals for presentations for the 2018 FALL WORKSHOP to be delivered to the membership on November 2, 2018. The deadline to submit proposals, bio, and summary is August 31, 2018. Topics for presentation should support the above theme and motivate, educate, and challenge our members. Every presenter is invited to share experience, expertise, knowledge, and transferrable capabilities with colleagues to offer solutions for future success.

The Value of FAPPO Membership

Find Out All About the Value of FAPPO Membership!

2018 Entity Award and Best Practice Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners!

2018 FAPPO Award Winners

I am pleased to announce the 2018 FAPPO Award Winners! Congratulations! Fatima F Calkins FAPPO President 2017-2018

2018 Conference Newsletter

We are two weeks away from our 51st Annual Conference and Trade Show! A Big Thank you to our Officers, Committee members and all our Volunteers for all the hard work and efforts in preparing what will be a memorable and unique Conference this Year! The FAPPO Conference will offer you a unique experience. One that will empower you with tools to enhance your performance. The sessions are designed to offer you with valuable knowledge, the great opportunity to network, foster business partnerships, and interact with the industry expert speakers, exhibitors, colleagues, and the FAPPO Community. Please join me in thanking our Sponsors and Exhibitors at this year's Trade Show as we have lunch with them and tour this year's trade show on Thursday, May 23, 2018.

Good News - Professional Development Committee

Good News from your FAPPO Professional Development Committee on Board approved revisions to the College Education Reimbursement (CER) and Scholarship Programs.