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The goal of MPPOA is to provide quality support services to the public purchasing professionals of Michigan. This mission is accomplished through membership networking opportunities, educational seminars, and cooperative purchasing arrangements.

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2022 MPPOA Fall Annual Conference


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This fall, the MPPOA Annual Conference will be held in beautiful Bay City, Michigan!  The city is known for its Bascule bridges which have inspired this year’s theme: 

Public Procurement:

Versatile, Flexible, Resilient  

Your Bridge to Success

2022 MPPOA Fall Annual Conference

October 20-21, 2022

Doubletree Hotel Bay City Riverfront

One Wenonah Park Place

Bay City, Mi  48708

Please join us to hear from NIGP's Marcheta Gillespie along with updates from the Attorney General on Standard Terms and from the FBI.

Marcheta Gillespie


"Evaluation Methods:  Connecting with the Right Supplier Partner"

"Bridging the Gap of Service: Delivery Results with the NIGP Consulting Program"

"Bridging the Gap Between Contract Execution and Contract Completion"

Join us at 5pm Wednesday, October 19 for a free tour of the historic City Hall of Bay City, Michigan.

Come Join us at the MPPOA Hospitality Suite, located in the hotel’s Wenonah Suite, on Wednesday, October 19th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm as we welcome you to the 2022 Annual MPPOA Conference.  This will be a great opportunity to meet and mingle.  It has been too long since we could get together!  We will have pizza, snacks and beverages to enjoy, and tables will be set up with cards, and games.  We encourage you to wear a t-shirt from a past MPPOA conference.  If you’ve got ‘em, flaunt ‘em!   A prize awaits the person with the oldest t-shirt!   So, come and join us.  The more the merrier!

The Hospitality Suite is available for our use until midnight on both Wednesday and Thursday.  Want to spend more time chatting comfortably with your fellow Conference attendees.  Please feel free to use this space to meet!


Wednesday, October 19

4pm: Hotel check-in (Due to the early start on Thursday, we encourage you to join us at the Doubletree on Wednesday, October 19.)

5pm:  Free tour of Bay City's historic City Hall!

6pm-8:30pm:  Conference attendees and their guests are invited to the MPPOA hospitality suite. 

Thursday, October 20

7am: Registration opens, Breakfast and Networking

8am-12 noon: Education Sessions

12 noon: Lunch Break

12:45pm-4:45pm: Education Sessions

6:30pm: Reception, Dinner, and Awards Presentation

Friday, October 21

8am: Breakfast and Networking

8:30am: General Membership Meeting

9am-11:30am: Education Session

**Hotel group rate information will be provided in your registration confirmation email.


We look forward to seeing you in October!



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2022 MPPOA Awards

Nominations are open!

Calling all MPPOA members!  

Do you know someone that is a great candidate for the Buyer or the Year, the Manager of the Year or our capstone award the Marvin J Klang award?

Has your agency done something unique or different this year that should be recognized by our organization? 

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, please submit a nomination form!  Awards will be announced at the 2022 Annual Fall Conference in Bay City on Oct 20, 2022. 


MPPOA recognized by NIGP

Free Training Opportunity

Procurement U is giving back for Procurement month!

Offering ALL foundational courses for FREE, now through December 2022.

We are excited to announce the Procurement U Gives Back program! Through the program you will have completely free access to 40 contact hours of foundational instruction. Don't miss this great opportunity for professional development! Click the banner below to explore the free courses.

MPPOA would like to recognize our 2021 award winners!

Marvin F Klang Award:  Michelle Whitlow, Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority

Purchasing Manager of the Year:  Denise Mason, Midland County

Buyer of the Year:  Miriam Flagler, Ann Arbor Transit Authority

Outgoing President: Joan Daniels, Oakland County

For more information on MPPOA award and scholarship opportunities, please visit our Awards page.

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