For Public Sector Professionals

National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA)  | 840 Crescent Centre Drive, Suite 600, Franklin, Tennessee 37067 | (844) 643-3134

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Professional Development


As the most experienced cooperative in the market, National IPA offers educational opportunities for both public procurement professionals and those suppliers that serve the public sector.

For Supplier Partners

NCPP is driven by the need to provide service to their members/customers, and to work together to promote the highest level of business ethics, best practices, and standards to serve the procurement needs and interests of government, education, and non-profit agencies across the country.

National IPA is a proud founding member of NCPP.


National IPA is pleased to offer a comprehensive training program to our valued supplier partners. These training sessions are designed to educate our supplier partners with the tools and best practices to ensure success. 


The unique training program offered by National IPA will provide the suppliers with a significant advantage in the public sector and education marketplace. In-depth knowledge of these markets and the cooperative procurement trends currently taking place, will allow the supplier sellers to minimize challenges and maximize results. 

Public agencies, procurement officials, purchasing agents, etc. are seeing the benefit of how knowledgeable our suppliers have become in cooperative purchasing with National IPA. 

To learn more, contact us at training@nationalipa.org

“This was a spectacular session.  Information was clear and concise. Instructors were well versed in the material, presented it clearly, and we very personable.  Love this class and welcome future opportunities for learning.

“….the training on Wednesday was absolutely fantastic!  To see that level of support, investment and partnership from National IPA to our sellers blew me away.  We have always had a great partnership, but I am more optimistic than ever that we can accelerate our growth and our mutual customer relationships.  Awesome job!”

“…..the training got rave reviews!!  Although we have been using these contracts, I don’t think we had any idea of what we didn’t know.  The Atlanta team has become our National IPA cheerleaders!!  Thank you for your continued support!”

Reviews from Previous Training Events

  • Meet Suppliers with Publicly Awarded Cooperative Contracts
  • Meet your Dedicated National IPA Team of Public Procurement Experts
  • Hear Insights from Industry Leaders
  • Receive Continuing Education Credit
  • Free to Attend
Denver, Colorado
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm
Seattle, Washington
Thursday, November 1, 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm