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 Members of the Tennessee Association of Public Purchasing (TAPP) are employed in government procurement positions in federal, state, county, municipal and township agencies, as well as public school systems, colleges, universities, hospitals, commissions, authorities and other political subdivisions of the state.

Our members are involved, directly or indirectly, in purchasing, materials management and/or have an influence on the public procurement process.

A chapter of NIGP, The Institute for Public Procurement, TAPP meets twice annually to provide members with educational and informative seminars on the latest trends and legislation affecting public sector procurement, and offers important networking and social opportunities, too.

We invite you to join us at an upcoming meeting to learn more about TAPP and how membership can benefit you and your career.

TAPP's Mission Statement and Goals

The mission of this association is to promote professionalism in public/governmental purchasing by offering education, networking opportunities, and creating a greater awareness of public purchasing practices for its members. We strive to:

  • Develop and promote ethical, efficient and cost effective standards and specifications for governmental purchasing
  • Provide educational programs, products, and services to promote and mentor the professional competence of all persons engaged in governmental purchasing, thereby increasing the public trust
  • Provide networking to public purchasing personnel to research, discuss and recommend improvements in all areas of governmental purchasing
  • Foster academic and professional standards by providing and supporting educational and networking opportunities for members
  • Work to promote the conduct of purchasing activities by government and to secure the integrity and welfare of governmental purchasing agencies
  • Provide contacts for cooperative purchasing efforts among agencies
  • To assist other charitable and educational organizations in the conduct of similar activities

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