In 1999 Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and The National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP) formed the Public Procurement Research Center (PPRC). The PPRC is the primary higher education accociate for the NIGP’ concentrating on educational programs, research and service offers. The PPRC maximizes stakeholders value.
The educational programs provided for in this partnership take the form of a certificate program including 5 classes leading to an executive certificate in public procurement, the course offerings are provided at a below market tuition rate to NIGP members and others who are in or interested in the field of public procurement.
The research portion of this partnership provides the NIGP with cutting edge research on best practices and research papers that continually help to move the profession of public procurement in a forward motion.