About Us

Established in 1972, the Missouri Association of Public Purchasing (MAPP) represents procurement and materials management professionals working in Missouri's public sector. It is the third chapter of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, and promotes and supports the professional development of its diverse membership.

MAPP Mission and Objectives

The MAPP mission is to support education as a means to continually furnish excellence in our ranks. We promote ethical, efficient and cost effective procurement practices for the promotion of integrity and best value for our public stakeholders.

MAPP's objectives strive to advance the field of public purchasing by:

  • Establishing cooperative relationships among members for the development of efficient purchasing methods and practices in education, governmental and public institutional procurement

  • Encouraging maintenance of ethical standards in buying and selling

  • Promoting uniform Public Purchasing Laws and simplified standards and specifications

  • Collecting and disseminating useful information for members

  • Promoting the interchange of ideas and experiences within purchasing professions

  • Encouraging research and investigations

  • Promoting ongoing training and certification of those engaged in the profession

  • Sponsoring such other activities as may be useful in providing members with knowledge for efficient procurement

  • Striving by all legitimate means to advance the purchasing profession

  • Observing the purposes, aims and objectives of NIGP

MAPP Code of Ethics

The MAPP Code of Ethics guides our activities and mission. It outlines MAPP's expectations of our members and offers guidance for handling some of the more common ethical problems that might arise in the course of doing business. It is hoped that having such a policy will lead to greater ethical awareness, consistency in application, and the avoidance of ethical predicaments.

Join Us

Discover how chapter membership can benefit you professionally! If you are a public procurement or materials management professional in Missouri we invite you to become a member of MAPP. To learn more about membership opportunities, please visit our membership page, or contact us today.