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Get Involved

Learn about the benefits of NASPO membership, how to join, and the various committees and initiatives that members can participate in.

As an Associate Member of NASPO, you will have a direct link into the world of state procurement, including the ability to attend the NASPO Annual Conference and (if a state employee) the NASPO REACH Conference.

These events are open to members-only with no private sector participation. You are invited to attend the NASPO Exchange Conference, an educational forum that allows information exchange between procurement officials and private sector providers. In addition, you are eligible to participate on most NASPO Committees. The annual cost is $500 USD per person.

The annual cost of $500 USD per person is being waived for 2024.

NASPO Associate Membership is currently paused. We appreciate your understanding during this time and will be releasing additional information in the near future.”

Associate Membership Brochure https://cms.naspo.org/get-involved/2023_associatemembership_brochure_8-5x11_updataednov8c/ 2023_associatemembership_brochure_8-5x11_updataednov8c inherit 2023-11-08 16:12:36 2023-11-08 16:17:41 application/pdf application pdf

Associate Membership in NASPO is not available to cities, counties, townships, parishes, or comparable government units in the U.S. or in other nations. Associate Members have no voting privilege in the association and cannot hold office.

Associate Members receive complimentary copies of NASPO resources and publications and are provided access to the members-only NASPO Network to ask questions, exchange information, and share solutions virtually instantaneously.

Eligibility Requirements

  • For U.S. State Agencies

    Procurement professionals employed by U.S. state agencies and institutions that are either independent of a state central procurement jurisdiction, have received delegated procurement authority from the state central procurement jurisdiction, or have received delegated procurement authority by statute, as well as those employed by state-affiliated, not-for-profit higher education institutions, may apply. Applications of state agency employees are subject to approval of the Primary Member of the state in which the applicant is employed.

  • For U.S. Federal Agencies

    At the invitation and discretion of the NASPO Board of Directors, associate membership may be available to employees of U.S. federal government agencies, departments, divisions or other organizational units that are charged with procurement functions and which, in the Board of Directors’ judgment, would reflect positively on the image of the association. Federal agencies may express interest through the application form, but must be invited to join.

  • Foreign Government Entities

    Employees of foreign federal government entities that are charged with procurement functions and which, in the Board of Directors’ judgment, would reflect positively on the image of the association. Qualified foreign entities include governmental units comparable to a nation, state or province. Foreign government entities may express interest through the application form, but must be invited to join.

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