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Date: 3/6/2023
Subject: Utah Chapter of NIGP March Newsletter
From: Utah Chapter of NIGP

Happy Procurement month NIGP chapter members!  Governor Cox has declared March as Utah Purchasing Month.  I hope you have an opportunity to find a way to celebrate your procurement achievements and share your successes.  Our March chapter meeting was a success this past Thursday, March 2, with approximately 50 people attending in person and another 41 attending virtually.  During the meeting the Buyer and Manager of the year were awarded.  Please join me in congratulating 
- Gayle Christensen – Senior Buyer with the Canyon School District was awarded Buyer of the Year.
- Terri O’Toole – Director of Procurement and Supply Chain with the University of Utah was awarded the Manager of the year.  

NIGP has announced a FREE NIGP-CPP Online Assessment Tool Modul a ($49 value).  The tool can help provide feed back and resources to help learners gain the knowledge and competence needed before taking the actual test.  Please see the website for details.  The NIGP Procurement Month theme is “Procure On” and to remember the important work we all do within this vital profession and celebrate that work. 

Coming up this month the State will be hosting a Sustainable Purchasing Summit. The Utah Sustainable Purchasing Summit will be the Spring PEP Procurement Training hosted by the Utah Division of Purchasing. The Summit will focus on local best practices for implementing sustainable purchasing practices. Speakers will be from Utah higher education institutions, the Utah Cryptocurrency Task Force, and even the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. The goal is to provide the tools and confidence to begin implementing sustainability in your everyday procurement practices. More information is included in the upcoming events section of the newsletter.

If you did not receive the registration announcement, reach out to to be added to the Procurement Education Partnership mailing list for notification of future procurement training opportunities.  

I hope you all are having a wonderful year so far.


Hamer Reiser


Sustainable Purchasing Summit

Date: March 16, 2023

Time:  9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
In-Person Location: Taylorsville State Office Building, 4315 S 2700 W, 1st Floor, Taylorsville, UT

Northern Watch Party:  Davis School District, Freeport Center, Building F-3, Clearfield, UT 84016
Southern Watch Party:  Utah Tech University, Holland Building, St. George, UT; Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons and Library Building, 5th floor, room 570. Parking passes will be sent to attendees before the event.

Register here to attend in-person

Register here to attend either watch party

Registration ends on March 8.

Don't Forget to Register for the Upcoming Course: Evaluation Methods
Date: April 27th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Zac Christensen
$165 for National NIGP Members
$265 for Non-National Members 
There are 13 spots still available for the course. 
Click here to learn more and register.

Radio NIGP
We would like to invite you to listen to the Radio NIGP March publication. This month's issue focuses on how procurement professionals make a BIG impact. Radio NIGP does this by highlighting the important work that procurement professionals do, and how your efforts can have a significant impact on the communities you serve. You'll also find expert advice and best practices to help improve procurement processes and achieve better results.
You can download the publication from the NIGP website or through the YouTube channel links below.
We hope you find this publication informative and useful, and we look forward to your feedback and suggestions for future issues.

The views, opinions, and content included in this newsletter are provided as is and do not necessarily reflect the opinion, belief, endorsement, viewpoint, or sponsorship of any procurement unit. No representations are made that the content is error free.