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Membership Fee


$50 per person

Other member types are available for special circumstances (Student, Retired).
Contact the membership director at for details.



Dues Period

January - December

You may join online using a credit card, P-card or check.

Please note: Membership is contingent upon MPPA Board approval. If the Board does not accept your application, your application fee will be refunded.

Benefits of MPPA Membership

  • Educational development through FREE workshops at general meetings.
  • Discounted rates for NIGP seminars.
  • Professional assistance in obtaining and maintaining certification.
  • Networking and interacting with purchasing professionals throughout the State of Maryland.
  • Funding assistance for educational training.
  • Funding assistance for certification examination.


Applicants for membership in the Maryland Public Purchasing Association, Inc. should be:

involved in public institution procurement and materials management including federal, state, county, municipal and township activities, public school systems, public colleges and universities, hospitals, commissions, authorities and any other political subdivision of the State of Maryland, a full time or part time employee of the above agencies, provided that he or she spends the majority of his/her time involved in purchasing or the materials management function, or  a person with full-time or part time employment in a position having a direct influence on the public procurement process, such as an elected official, department head, educator, etc, willing to subscribe to and abide by the Code of Ethics as established by the National Institute for Governmental Purchasing.


General membership meetings are usually held on the second Thursday every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November) 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at surrounding restaurants. A luncheon is provided for a modest charge followed by an educational workshop or speaker. For information about the next general membership meeting, check the upcoming events listings.


The Maryland Public Purchasing Association, Inc. offers educational and training seminars designed for members to obtain professional certification status, including Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB). For more information, refer to the Education section of our web site. 


Maryland Public Purchasing Assoc

The Maryland Public Purchasing Association, Inc. (MPPA) is a professional organization comprised of over 300 procurement professionals throughout the State. MPPA, Inc. members represent various public purchasing entities including the federal government, state, cities, counties, colleges and universities, libraries, hospitals, commissions and other public agencies. MPPA, Inc. is the local chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), which has over 70 chapters in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

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