The Pennsylvania Public Purchasing Association (PAPPA)
was chartered in 1984 as the thirty-eighth chapter of NIGP under the name of the Delaware Valley Chapter. In 1999 the chapter officially changed its name to the Pennsylvania Public Purchasing Association and has a membership base that geographically extends throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Members are affiliated with purchasing at various levels of government, including State, City, County, Township, School Districts, State Police, Housing Authorities and Sewer Authorities. Within the Chapter, there are several co-operative purchasing groups as well.


One day Low-Fee Seminar - Procurement's Role When a Disaster Happens

Join us February 26, 2018 for this low-fee seminar when a panel of Local, State and Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives will discuss the disaster declaration process, Procurement’s role during the declaration, how long it lasts, what documentation must be kept, dealing with the cleanup and other topics then participate in a table-top exercise to put what you learned to use.

Registration is just $45.00 for PAPPA members and $65.00 for non-PAPPA members and includes lunch.

Location: Bucks County Public Safety Training Center, 1760 S Easton Rd, Doylestown PA  18901. 

Registration must be received by February 22.

Check-in at 8:30, the seminar will start at 9:00 and go until 4:00.

At the end of the seminar, attendees will receive a certificate of attendance to qualify them for six contact hours towards the UPPCC’s initial or recertification for their CPPO or CPPB certification. 

Click Here for the Registration Form.

Click here to use a credit card to pay for registration.


Vendor Sponsorships are now available for the 2018 Area 2 Conference & Tradeshow.
Click here to download the sponsorship program application.


Click the logo below to make a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.


PAPPA is excited to announce their new Sponsorship Program for vendors. This program will provide another great opportunity for our vendors to participate with our members. Please click here to print out a copy and post in your office where your vendors may see it. If any vendors have any questions they can contact Kelly Okken the PAPPA Marketing Chairperson at

Please click here for the Area II training opportunities. This will show you the courses along with where and when they are scheduled.


Click here to view the Public Spend Forum webinar on "Modernizing Government IT Through Agile Share-In Savings Contracts".

 For additional News and Information Click Here.


Upcoming Events

Procurement's Role When a Disaster Happens
One Day Seminar
February 26, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector
Presented by Mr. Michael B. Gustafson, CPPO, CPPB, MBA
April 16, 2018 8:00 AM to April 18, 2018 5:00 PM