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.

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 to view PAPPA's new Travel Reimbursement Policy (Policy 8) along with the new Travel Reimbursement Form.

The 2017 NIGP Area II Procurement Conference has been scheduled for October 18 - 20, 2017 at the Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center in Dover Delaware. It will be hosted by the Delaware Public Purchasing Association.

Early Bird registration has been extended to August 15, 2017.

Click here to view the flyer.

Click here to visit the Delaware Chapter website.

The Pennsylvania Department of General Services Bureau of Procurement will be sponsoring a statewide Public Procurement Expo and Conference on September 6th and 7th, 2017 at the Harrisburg Farm & Show Complex.

Additional information regarding the event is listed within the COSTARS Autumn Newsletter.

Click here to view the COSTARS Newsletter.

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