The mission of the Kansas Association for Public Purchasing Professionals (KAPPP) is to encourage and provide opportunities for professional development and certification in the field of public purchasing.

KAPPP is a chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), an organization whose goal is to promote excellence through the pursuit of professional development.  We are the 34th chapter in the 34th state, established in 1983. The goal of NIGP is simple: recognition and esteem for the government procurement profession and its dedicated practitioners.

Go to our News page to download our registration form for our Spring Meeting in Olathe, Kansas. Three classes will be taught by Cathy Simmonds - Customer Service, Due Diligence and Spend Analysis.

Join us for our Spring Meeting afterward.

April 9-11 - MACPP is offering "Strategic Procurment Practices"  Watch for more information

Want to be a part of planning the next Reverse Vendor Fair??????  It’s the biggest fund raiser for KAPPP and it’s GREAT FUN working on the planning committee! 


How about some of you who have benefited from money raised by past vendor fairs in the scholarships you’ve received during 2012?  I’ll bet you feel the need to “give back”.  We’d love whatever you can “give”!  New ideas and new minds are NEEDED and WELCOMED!!!  Meetings will normally be held in Topeka, but DON’T WORRY … you can call in to participate and be a part of getting this great event off the ground for 2013!  Maybe you have an idea or two that could change it up this year – bring ‘em on!


If you’d like to volunteer to be on the committee … or if you want to know more about what that commitment would entail, contact Galen Greenwood, 2013 RVF Chair, at 785-806-7344, or at  



Date of 2013 RVF:  Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Choose the News page at the top and you will see all the Newsletters from this past year, including the latest Special Events Newsletter- hot off the press!

NIGP Principles and Practices of Public Procurement has announced 4 new final practices. You may read them on the website.

KAPPP Store is now open!! KAPPP now has its own store on Link is on the announcement page. You can buy hundreds of different items with our KAPPP Logo on them.

KAPPP Embroidered Shirts are now available. See the announcement page for more info.