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The Public Purchasing Association of Connecticut (PPAC)

The Public Purchasing Association of Connecticut (PPAC) was chartered by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) on May 11, 1994 to foster and promote advancement of the public purchasing profession though education training opportunities, cooperative interaction, development of best practices, and technical assistance and discussion.


The PPAC provides a medium for the interchange of ideas and information among the purchasing buying agencies of Connecticut and professional certification is encouraged for all members to validate the expertise required for effective public procurement.


  • To promote ethical, efficient and cost-effective public purchasing policies and practices;
  • To provide educational programs, products, and services for public purchasing personnel;
  • To enable public purchasing personnel to exchange useful information about policies, practices, procedures, products and services of common interest;
  • To otherwise facilitate the conduct of purchasing activities by government and other public agencies;
  • To assist other charitable and educational organizations in the conduct of similar activities.

We are a membership-based non-profit organization. Membership in the PPAC Chapter of NIGP is open to persons who are employed by a governmental, quasi-governmental or non-profit agency or subdivision thereof, and whose duties in whole or in part consist of purchasing supplies, materials, or services or duties related thereto.

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