This year with FAPPO has looked incredibly different from years' past and while there have been difficulties, I'm pleased that we've been able to provide various learning opportunities and workshops throughout the year to continue the professional development and growth of our members. And, with that in mind, I am super excited to announce the program for our 54th Annual Virtual Conference May 19-21!!! While I'm sad that our conference won't be the same as years past, I'm thrilled to be a part of bringing you this year's lineup of presenters.

Registration is officially open, so make sure you register soon to take advantage of the early bird rate. View the information on the “Annual Conference” links. Though I wish I could see you all in person, I can't wait to see you all there!

Your FAPPO President,

Jaime Locklear, MPA, CPPO, CPPB

What's New

2021 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement®

The National Procurement Institute, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2021 AEP Application and the 2021 Summary of Changes are now available. In addition, the 2020 Model Submittals are now available for NPI members. The application portal is open for submissions and applications are due May 15, 2021. Questions regarding the AEP Program can be directed to aep@npiconnection.org.

FAPPO 2021 Officer Nominations.

Are you an individual with leadership experience and skills looking for an opportunity to serve FAPPO in a volunteer capacity? Nominations for the FAPPO 2021-2022 Secretary position will be accepted through March 5, 2021. As a FAPPO Officer you would be a part of a team that is building on the past while transforming to meet the future of this dynamic organization. Interested candidates who have met the minimum requirements for Officer should submit their application to David Santiago, CPPB, Vice President at dsantiago@ourorangecity.com. If you have not met the minimum requirements, but are interested in beginning a pathway to the Board, please contact any of your FAPPO Officers or Board members for a live chat about this great opportunity to serve. Rewards include expanding your professional network, gaining additional leadership expertise, and making a difference for yourself, your colleagues and the procurement profession.

Congratulations Florida recipients of NIGP-CPP

NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement is honored to announce that an additional 16 public procurement professionals from the Sunshine State of Florida attained their NIGP Certified Procurement Professional designation (NIGP-CPP) in November 2020 by successfully completing the competency-based qualifications set forth by the NIGP Certification Commission

Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Awards

Please join the FAPPO Officers in Congratulating thirty-one (31) of our member agencies that have earned the 2020 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® from The National Procurement Institute (NPI). A total of 188 agencies across the United States and Canada earned this award. See the list for the awarded agencies in Florida and send them a shout out for a job well done!

Guide Elected Officials/Managers thru Procurement

Guiding Elected Officials and Managers through Florida Procurement