U.S. Communities has announced it will withdraw from the NIGP, Institute for Public Procurement Cooperative Accreditation program, effective immediately.
Omnia Partners, parent organization of U.S. Communities and National IPA, continues to support the education programs of NIGP. National IPA and U.S. Communities remains committed to the lead agency model and to the public procurement profession. All contracts offered in the portfolios of both subsidiaries have been competitively solicited and publicly awarded by a lead agency utilizing industry best practices, processes, and procedures and both subsidiaries make the benefits of such practices, processes, and procedures available to participating public agencies.
The withdrawal from the NIGP Accreditation program will not have an impact on any of the contracts currently offered, solicitations currently in process, or future contract awards made available through the U.S. Communities cooperative, according to Omnia Partners.