FAPPO is accepting applications for presentations for the FAPPO Annual Conference May 17-19, 2020 in Orlando Florida. The deadline to submit applications is November 15, 2019.

The Board is looking for presentations with fresh ideas and innovative concepts; presentations that have not previously been offered at a FAPPO conference. Topics should be relevant to today's procurement professional, high quality, and designed to inform and engage and support this year’s theme of Organizational Sustainability (e.g., strategies which enable our organizations to thrive and sustain into the future). The time allotted for presentations ranges from 30 - 60 minutes. As a bonus, FAPPO Members receive 300 Member Participation Credits for each presentation to be used towards registration fees for the 2020 Conference. Non-member presenters will receive a one-day registration to the 2020 Conference.


We are proud to announce the 2020 Member Recognition Awards. A select group of three awards, the Rising Star, Community Leadership & Volunteer and the Outstanding Educator, will recognize the exemplary service of FAPPO members who give their time and talents to promote the public procurement profession, serve FAPPO, enhance our shared community, and inspire us all to follow in their footsteps. Deadline for nominations is January 30, 2020.

The nominations for these awards come from you, the membership of FAPPO. The process is relatively simple, just complete the short Nomination Form and submit with a one-page narrative supporting your nomination.


Based on the theme of the 2020 Annual Conference, use your imagination and creativity to determine the message and the method to define Organizational Sustainability. Traditional essay, a poem, an audio or video recording, a photo collage, an illustrated story book or other medium of you choosing. Entries must be submitted no later than January 30, 2020.

Winner receives $300 in Member Participation Credits that can be used to attend the 2020 Conference. First runner up receives $150 and second runner up receives $75. For more information and to download the application forms click on the "What's New" section of the FAPPO homepage.

What's New

2020 FAPPO Organizational Sustainability Contest

FAPPO is looking for entrant’s to this year’s multi-media contest geared towards this year’s conference theme “Organizational Sustainability”. Entrants should use their imagination and creativity to convey a message of organizational sustainability, what it means, how to get there, where it takes you, and why would strive for it. Entries may be an essay, an audio or video recording, a photo collage, an illustrated story book, or other creative media.

Recruitment for FAPPO UPPCC CPPB Representative

Members who are interested in being considered for this position must submit their Letter of Interest, Resume and Application packet no later than October 23, 2019 to the attention of Cheryl L. Olson, MBA, C.P.M., CPM, CPPO, Director of Purchasing and Distribution Services, Seminole Public Schools, 400 East Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773, or via email to Additional details regarding this position and the Application Forms are available for download on the website, "What's New" section. Please contact Cheryl at 407-320-0243 with any questions.

2020 Conference Call for Presentations

FAPPO is requesting proposals for presentations at the 2020 Annual Conference, which will be held at The Rosen Centre, in Orlando, FL from May 17-20, 2020. The deadline to submit your proposed presentation is December 1, 2019. We are looking for workshop presentations with current and interesting information for our members that relates to our conference theme: Organizational Sustainability. We want engaging, dynamic, and high quality presentations related to looking for new ways of operating, being open to evolving, and implementing innovative ways to interact and deliver benefits that meet the requisites of a diverse and changing demographic, that will benefit and inform our members. Workshops will vary between 30 and 60 minutes.

Call for Nominations Member Recognition Awards

Call for Nominations 2020 Member Recognition Awards-deadline January 30, 2020.

UPPCC Announces Broader Eligibility Requirements

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) announced July 17, 2019 that it is introducing new, broader eligibility qualifications for those wishing to apply for the CPPO® and CPPB® certifications.

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