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Oregon Public Purchasing Association (OPPA)

OPPA was formed in 1969 by a group of public sector purchasing agents from a variety of governmental agencies who met to discuss common purchasing concerns over dinner. These dinner meetings became popular and attendance at the meetings grew.

The need for more structured meetings became apparent and officers and board members were elected. In 1982, the dinner meetings were changed to full day workshops to provide more time for training and discussions.

On May 9, 1991, OPPA became a chartered chapter of NIGP, The Institute for Public Procurement, the most-recognized governmental purchasing association worldwide. NIGP provides many outstanding benefits for OPPA members, including professional certification, informational resources, and training.

Today OPPA boasts over 400 members from agencies throughout Oregon, southwestern Washington State and Alaska.

We invite you to join us at an upcoming meeting and learn more about how OPPA can benefit your career.


To promote professionalism in public procurement through education and connection.

OPPA will provide mentorship opportunities, networking, and  events to expand the professional potential of its members.

Increase Value for our Members 
Create more value for the Board 


Oregon Public Purchasing Association (OPPA)

The Oregon Public Purchasing Association (OPPA) seeks to benefit the public procurement profession and increase its members' values to their employers through education, networking, outreach and established programs.

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