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Ada County Procurement has been a member of the National Institute of Governmental Procurement (NIGP) for numerous years as well as a charter member of the Idaho Public Purchasing Association (IPPA).  Our participation in these organizations helps to ensure we are following the best practices in the procurement profession and keeping up with constant changes and trends that may impact public procurement.

Bob Perkins Awarded 2017 IPPA Frank Pierce Founders Award

Bob Perkins

The Frank Pierce Founders Award is awarded to a procurement professional who demonstrated outstanding professionalism and contributed significant advancement and professional development to the field of Public Procurement.  Bob assisted the profession through his role in getting legislation passed to help streamline procurement processes.  He serves on the IPPA Board as the Professional Development Chair.

Alyssa Ellington Awarded 2017 IPPA Professional Buyer of the Year


The Professional Buyer of the Year award is awarded to an individual who has shown exemplary work in the field of Procurement as demonstrated by such things as publishing articles, initiating innovative concepts, and serving on special task forces or purchasing association committees.  Alyssa serves on the IPPA Board as the President.

Idaho 2017 & 2018 Small Chapter of the Year Award

Robin Small


At the previous two NIGP Forums: the 2017 Forum in Salt Lake City, Utah and the 2018 Forum in Nashville, Tennessee, the Idaho Public Purchasing Association received the esteemed Small Chapter of the Year award!  This was a huge triumph for Idaho winning two years in a row and was achieved largely due to the efforts of the IPPA leadership in which Bob, Alyssa, and Robyn serve.


The NIGP Chapter Awards Program acknowledges contributions made by individual chapters in providing educational programs, professional support, and initiatives that benefit the Procurement profession.

Robyn Swaney organized IPPA’s events and training into a marvelous publication showcasing the Idaho Chapter.  Robyn’s contribution was significant in IPPA receiving this prestigious recognition.