Uncategorized Press Release The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) proudly announces the launch of the highly anticipated fourth edition of its flagship publication, State and Local Government Procurement: A Practical Guide. Initially published in 2008 and updated in 2015 and 2019, this indispensable guide aims to support and advance procurement practices.

“Whether you’re a new or experienced procurement professional, a student seeking to learn about procurement, a supplier doing business with government, or an educator teaching a procurement course, the Practical Guide is a valuable resource,” said NASPO Board President Valerie Bollinger, CPO of Idaho. “This guide is a must-have on bookshelves providing enhanced insights into the evolving landscape of public procurement practices.”

The revised 19-chapter layout provides a seamless flow, starting with foundational topics and then exploring each step in the procurement cycle, specific procurement types, and concluding with a focus on professional development and certification in public procurement.

Several chapters have been combined to provide an integrated approach to topics. Other topics such as Negotiations, Protests, and Contract Disputes, Claims, and Debarment now have dedicated chapters, reflecting their place in the procurement process and providing enriched, in-depth insights.

Supplier management callout boxes are strategically placed in several chapters, underscoring the role of supplier management and emphasizing the value of relationships with the supplier community.

Hardcover and digital copies of The State and Local Government Procurement: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition are available for purchase here.

“The process of updating this book has truly been a collaborative effort,” said Matt Oyer, NASPO’s Chief Learning Officer. “This accomplishment would not have been possible without the dedication of our outstanding volunteers and exceptional staff.”


About NASPO: 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.


Kate Davila
Director of Marketing and Communications, NASPO