- August 18, 2020
- Posted by: Kelly McKown King
Partnership Recognizes Shared Values and Commitment to Procurement Excellence
Lexington, Kentucky – The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) announced today that the Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP) has signed on as the first NASPO Affiliate Division Partner. This new Affiliate Division Program operates as strategic outreach to public procurement organizations with similar missions, visions, and values to those of NASPO.
Olivia Hook Frey, Director of Membership Engagement and Strategic Partnerships said of the partnership, “The Affiliate Division allows NASPO to work with public procurement entities outside of our core membership. It will expand the reach of our resources, and it will invite additional procurement voices into our world.”
“We are excited to welcome VAGP as our first Affiliate Division partner! Our shared commitment to public procurement excellence makes us natural partners, and we look forward to networking and information sharing between our memberships.”
Affiliate Division Partners will have access to the following NASPO benefits:
- Procurement U Courses and Training
- NASPO publications and webinars on topics of interest to public procurement professionals
- NASPO Network, an internal communication collaboration platform
- Attendance at NASPO conferences
For more information about the NASPO Affiliate Division Partner program, please contact Olivia Hook Frey, Director of Memberships and Strategic Partnerships at [email protected].
About NASPO: The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing public procurement through leadership, excellence, and integrity. It is made up of the directors of the central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the United States. NASPO is an organization that helps its members as public procurement leaders through promotion of best practices, education, professional development, research, and innovative procurement strategies.
About VAGP: The Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP) represents more than 1,000 procurement professionals working in public entities in the Commonwealth of Virginia (state and local governments, educational institutions, special authorities, etc.). VAGP is the largest public procurement association in Virginia.