NASPO and FAPPO Announce New Partnership to Promote Training and Compliance

The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO) are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership. NASPO and FAPPO have entered into a three-way Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two organizations and the Florida Department of Management Services (FL DMS). This collaboration will focus on the State of Florida’s training courses and will aim to bridge the gap between state and municipalities/others, while retaining compliance with state-specific procurement code and rule, which will, in turn, foster a stronger relationship between the State of Florida and public entities across the state.

FAPPO, represents a diverse membership including municipalities, counties, state agencies, special districts, authorities, universities, colleges, school boards, public entities, and sheriff offices, and has long been committed to promoting best practices in public procurement. By partnering with NASPO, FAPPO seeks to bridge the gap between state-level procurement and the needs of public entities statewide.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with FAPPO to address the critical need for training and compliance with state procurement code and rule,” said Lindle Hatton, CEO of NASPO. “This partnership presents a unique opportunity to improve communication and cooperation between the State and public entities, ultimately benefiting the citizens of Florida.”

Through this partnership, FAPPO will aim to develop and deliver tailored training programs, focusing on state-specific procurement code interpretation and compliance. This collaboration will enable public entities across Florida to access valuable resources and guidance.

“The FAPPO Board is eager to partner with NASPO to provide our members with additional resources.” said Denise K. Finn, FAPPO President. “We look forward to NASPO’s support of the Florida Department of Management Services in providing educational and contract opportunities to the local government agencies in Florida.”

The State of Florida recognizes the importance of this partnership and aims to enhance its presence at FAPPO conferences and extend its training efforts to reach a wider audience.

“We are excited about this new partnership and the opportunity to leverage expertise from across the nation and within the state of Florida.” Said Brandon Spencer, State of Florida, Department of Management Services.  “DMS, FAPPO, and NASPO prioritize excellence and innovation and together we will work to provide open dialog for improving public procurement, a wide variety professional training opportunities and certifications, and a diverse portfolio of contracts to equip and empower procurement and contract management professionals that serve Florida.”

The partnership between NASPO and FAPPO will continue to promote the excellence in public procurement, and by leveraging their collective expertise and resources, these organizations aim to create a more informed, compliant, and collaborative procurement landscape throughout the state.


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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 territories of the United States. NASPO is an organization that helps its members achieve success as public procurement leaders through the promotion of best practices, education, professional development, research, and innovative procurement strategies.

About FAPPO:

The Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc. (“FAPPO”), established in 1968, has been focused on and driven towards education, professional development, and agency collaboration and cooperation through networking. FAPPO strives to provide its members with opportunities to advance their public procurement expertise in order to convey current best practices, industry standards, and professional services to their agencies.

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