The Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP) is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of procurement practitioners, established in 1958 to improve and assist public purchasers through legislative advocacy, research, education and other services. The membership includes employees in Virginia state, city, local governments, educational institutions, and special authorities.
Jan Giffin, CPPO, CPPB, VCO
It was great seeing so many fellow VAGP members at the 2014 NIGP Forum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August. I enjoyed the many educational opportunities as well as chapter sessions and networking opportunities that were available. I am certainly proud to be recognized as a VAGP member among the national delegates in attendance. VAGP members should also be proud to know that we are recognized as a leader and innovator among other NIGP chapters. VAGP has much to celebrate with chapter, agency/entity, and individual recognition awards. This past year the Chapter Size categories were updated to include "Extra-Large Chapters" with 351 or more members. VAGP won the first ever Extra-Large Chapter of the Year Award.
As summer draws to an end and fall approaches, VAGP has several exciting events planned including the VAGP Fall Symposium in Richmond; presentation of our fall scholarships and awards; election of our 2015 officers; and the Reverse Trade Show presented by VAGP and CAPA in conjunction with Chesterfield Economic Development to be held in October. Please consider registering and participating as a public agency exhibitor! Your support is truly appreciated and is a key to the success of the event. We anticipate a diverse mix of suppliers, contractors, and consultants that look forward to meeting with you to learn more about your entity and your specific needs.
This is another GREAT year for VAGP, and I am proud and honored to represent you as your President. As always, a thank you goes out to the Board Members, committee members, volunteers, the membership, and vendor partners for all you do to support our profession and this association. Your involvement and support is greatly appreciated!
Strategic Procurement Planning
Reverse Trade Show
Virginia Public Procurement Act
Competitive Sealed Bidding vs. Competitive Negotiation
Principles and Practices
of Public Procurement
VAGP is a proud supporting Association of the Principles and Practices of Public Procurement, a collaborative review of proposed values, principles, and standards of practices for public sector procurement.