Top 10: Procurement Associations

Procurement Magazine takes a look at ten of the most influential procurement associations and networks around the world in 2024

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC)

Website: https://www.uppcc.org/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uppcc78/about/  

Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Founded: 1978 

UPPCC plays a pivotal role in setting standards for excellence in public procurement through its globally recognized certification programs. By ensuring that professionals possess the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively manage public funds and resources, UPPCC promotes transparency, accountability, and integrity in public procurement practices.

The UPPCC is an independent certification body formed to govern and administer the Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification programs.

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC)

The Global Sourcing Association

Website: http://www.gsa-uk.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gsa-uk/about/

Location: London, UK

Founded: 1989

The Global Sourcing Association (GSA) is an industry association representing the global outsourcing and strategic sourcing community. With a focus on promoting best practices, knowledge sharing, and collaboration, the GSA facilitates networking events, research, and thought leadership to support the growth and success of outsourcing professionals worldwide.

The Global Sourcing Association (GSA) was founded in 1989 and was initially established as the National Outsourcing Association (NOA) in the United Kingdom. It later evolved into the Global Sourcing Association to reflect its international focus and membership.

Global Sourcing Association

Procurement & Supply Institute of Asia (PASIA)

Website: https://pasia.org/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pasiaph/

Location: Makati City, Philippines

Founded: 2002

PASIA is a prominent organisation in Asia focused on advancing procurement and supply chain management practices in the region. Through its training programs, consulting services, and industry events, PASIA supports organisations in optimising their procurement processes, fostering innovation, and driving sustainable growth.

It runs an Annual Partnership and Sponsorship Programme that allows businesses to position products and services to its members and network base.

Procurement & Supply Institute of Asia (PASIA)

World Commerce & Contracting 

Website: https://www.worldcc.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/world-commerce-contracting/about/

Location: Ridgefield, CT

Founded: 1999

World Commerce & Contracting (formerly IACCM) is a leading organisation dedicated to advancing the practice of contract and commercial management globally. Through its research, training, and networking initiatives, it equips professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of contracting and drive successful outcomes for their organisations.

With over 70,000 members across 180 countries and 20,000 organisations, World Commerce & Contracting is leading the way in helping its members respond to the demands of global networked markets.

World Commerce & Contracting

National Contract Management Association (NCMA) 

Website: http://www.ncmahq.org/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ncma/

Location: Reston, Virginia

Founded: 1959

NCMA is a trusted resource for contract management professionals, offering a wealth of educational resources, networking opportunities, and professional certifications. With a focus on promoting excellence and ethical practices in contract management, NCMA plays a critical role in advancing the profession and supporting the success of its members.

NCMA offers four certifications that validate professional skills and enhance professional credibility within contract management. Members can earn CCMA, CPCM, CFCM, and CCCM certifications through a valuable combination of education and practical experience.

National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA)

Website: https://www.certitrek.com/nlpa/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/next-level-purchasing-association/about/

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Founded: 2000

NLPA is dedicated to providing practical training and certification programs tailored to the needs of procurement professionals. With an emphasis on real-world skills and knowledge, NLPA equips its members with the tools and resources necessary to excel in their careers and drive value for their organisations.

As a global organisation founded in 2000, Next Level Purchasing has helped clients in over 150 countries throughout the world to establish and utilise procurement best practices leading to the achievement of better results.

Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA)

National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO)

Website: http://www.naspo.org/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-association-of-state-procurement-officials/about/

Location: Lexington, KY

Founded: 1947

The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), Inc. was formally established on January 29, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois.   

NASPO serves as a vital hub for state procurement agencies in the United States, facilitating collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional development among its members. By promoting best practices and advocating for sound procurement policies, NASPO plays a pivotal role in ensuring integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness in government contracting at the state level.

National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO)

Procurement Leaders

Website: https://www.procurementleaders.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/procurement-leaders/about/

Location: London, UK

Founded: 2004

Recognised as a premier platform for procurement executives globally, Procurement Leaders offers a wealth of insights, networking opportunities, and best practice sharing. Through its research reports, live events, and digital content, Procurement Leaders equips its members with the knowledge and resources needed to navigate complex procurement challenges and achieve strategic objectives.

Procurement Leaders inspires 62,000+ senior leaders to make faster, more informed decisions and follow proven paths to success.

Procurement Leaders

Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

Website: http://www.ismworld.org/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/institute-for-supply-management/about/

Location: Tempe, AZ

Founded: 1915

ISM is a pivotal organisation within the procurement landscape, dedicated to advancing the practice of procurement and supply management in the United States. With a rich history spanning over a century, ISM provides valuable resources, research, and educational offerings to its members, fostering collaboration and driving excellence in the profession.

Its community of more than 50,000 in more than 100 countries manage about US$1 trillion in corporate and government supply chain procurement annually.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

Website: http://www.cips.org/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/cips/about/

Location: Stamford, Lincs

Founded: 1932

As a global professional body, CIPS stands at the forefront of promoting excellence in procurement and supply chain management. Through its comprehensive range of qualifications, training programs, and networking opportunities, CIPS empowers individuals and organisations to achieve best practices and drive innovation in procurement worldwide.

With a membership of over 64,000 in 180 countries its Royal Charter means it acts for the public good.

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