March is officially "Procurement Month" in Georgia. It is a time set-aside to recognize those in the purchasing and materials management professions who play a significant role in the efficiency and effectiveness in both the public and private sectors by balancing and negotiating time, sourcing and the pricing of goods and services.
The Georgia Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Procurement (NIGP), members of DOAS leadership and State of Georgia procurement staff, were presented a Proclamation from Governor Nathan Deal at the Capitol, declaring March as 2017 Procurement Month.
Throughout the month, DOAS and professional purchasing associations like the Georgia Chapter of NIGP and the Government Procurement Association of Georgia (GPAG) will engage in efforts to inform the public about the important role played by the purchasing professionals in business, industry, and government.
On April 25 – 27, 2017, DOAS will host the inaugural Georgia Procurement Conference (GPC 2017) and Supplier Expo. GPC 2017, is the state's premier event for public procurement professionals and our supplier partners. It will provide opportunities to foster business partnerships between state government entities, suppliers and small businesses.