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. Through these efforts, the public interest of our citizens will be promoted by securing goods and services in an ethical and cost-effective manner.
The MPPOA was organized in 1971 and is a non-profit professional organization of persons (or their agencies) who are employed by or are elected representatives of a public agency or institution. Our members duties consist, in whole or part, of procuring materials, supplies, equipment or professional and contractual services. We are an association comprised of purchasing officials from publicly funded agencies such as cities, counties, schools, colleges, road commissions and agencies from the state government.
MPPOA is a chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) and through this affiliation we can provide educational opportunities as well as professional certification.
Through a variety of meetings held each year, MPPOA encourages the education and training of our membership and the facilitating of networking opportunities. Our members consistently benefit from the shared experiences of fellow purchasing professionals, and we strive to offer venues that afford one-on-one and group networking so members may more easily reach out for support.