The Pennsylvania Public Purchasing Association (PAPPA)
was chartered in 1984 as the thirty-eighth chapter of NIGP under the name of the Delaware Valley Chapter. In 1999 the chapter officially changed its name to the Pennsylvania Public Purchasing Association and has a membership base that geographically extends throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Members are affiliated with purchasing at various levels of government, including State, City, County, Township, School Districts, State Police, Housing Authorities and Sewer Authorities. Within the Chapter, there are several co-operative purchasing groups as well.


Did you know that you can affect the future of PAPPA by sharing your experiences with others? No one knows better than you, the benefits of a PAPPA membership. To help reward you in sharing the benefits and promoting our profession, PAPPA is hosting a Recruit a Member Campaign! This is your chance to recruit new members and be entered to win a $500 educational voucher, which you can use for a procurement related educational event of your choice (NIGP classes, NIGP Forum, etc.). Click here for the Recruit a Member Info Sheet for details. Applications must be received by March 1, 2017.


The 2017 NIGP Area II Procurement Conference has been scheduled for October 18 - 20, 2017 at the Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center in Dover Delaware. It will be hosted by the Delaware Public Purchasing Association.

Click here to view the flyer.

Click here to visit the Delaware Chapter website.

The Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP) will be hosting a Spring Conference March 22 - 24, 2017 in Portsmouth Virginia at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel. VAGP is part of Area II and along with the annual Regional Conference (Hosted by DPPA for 2017) this additional conference will provide extra education and (re)certification point opportunities for members.

Click here to be redirected to the VAGP website event page for more information.

The Pennsylvania Department of General Services Bureau of Procurement will be sponsoring a statewide Public Procurement Expo and Conference on September 6th and 7th, 2017 at the Harrisburg Farm & Show Complex.

Additional information regarding the event is listed within the COSTARS Autumn Newsletter.

Click here to view the COSTARS Newsletter.

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Upcoming Event

Chapter Meeting
Hosted by The County of Berks
February 27, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM