Is Your Department Tactical or Strategic? Join in a research study to find out.
Take a 16 Question Procurement Value Creation Survey
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Congratulations to this years NAEP Award winners!
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NAEP Competency Model Video Intro

Key traits and core skill sets in purchasing jobs.
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Contract Portal Coming!

Suppliers: Are You in the Contract Library Portal?
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Innovator Forum White Papers
  - 2014 Innovators Forum Summary
  - 2013 Technology White Paper
UPPCC Program Change
The UPPCC announced changes to their certification program beginning January 1. Click below to read about these updated requirements. 
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 Contract Library
The Contract Library Portal is almost here! Click below for a FAQ on this exciting new member benefit!
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The IPCC has released the latest report in it's 6 year cycle. 
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 2014 Green Purchasing Survey
It's here!
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 2013 Green Purchasing Report
This valuable resource compares green purchasing data collected from NAEP Members since 2009.
  - view 2013 report

 A Green Purchasing Policy Roadmap
The roadmap helps procurement professionals implementation of green purchasing.
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 Complimentary Webinars On-Demand
Missed an event recently? Watch it on your time:

  - Supplier Relationship Management

NJPA Institution-wide Green Cleaning Webinar Success stories from university and industry using green cleaning technology.

  - view recorded webinar


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Advance Your Career


CONNECT: Immediate access to over 3,000 professionals and their best practices via:

Access this brain-trust for quick questions, some guidance, or to take a pulse on how your peers are solving a specific challenge. Our Professional Development face-to-face, online or on-demand is taught by Higher Education Procurement Professionals who know exactly what you need to succeed.

COLLABORATE: Access innovations, best practices, research, benchmarking and monographs many of which are available free or at a reduced price for Members. Other research, including:
  • Bi-annual Procurement in Higher Education Salary Study,
  • Green Purchasing in Higher Education
  • Public College and University Procurement Study (in collaboration with AASCU)

Working with the entire Higher Education community, NAEP's sphere of influence is critical to advancing the role of Procurement on campus.

GET RECOGNIZED: Get published in our quarterly publication, Educational Procurement Journal, or our monthly digital newsletter, Purchasing Link. And with a robust annual awards program, you have ample opportunities to get your innovations and best practices recognized – a great career builder!

So join our community to Connect, Collaborate, Get Recognized ….and SUCCEED! Join TODAY.

Check out our Benefits Guide and explore the potential that awaits your professional purchasing carreer.

What our members have to say...

NAEP offers both the resources you need to do your job more effectively and efficiently, and the network to connect with your colleagues to share best practices and exchange ideas. From an extensive RFP library that is becoming more robust daily, to Annual Meetings that provide ideas you can implement right away, NAEP is your indispensable community in 2013 and beyond.

But don’t take our word for it. Read what NAEP members have to say:

Events & Publications

The 2015 Call for Papers Is Now Open! Submit your presentation idea for consideration
  - submit presentation idea

AM Kentucky Session Files and Photos Now Available!

  - view sessions files (members only)
  - view slide show photos
Fall Educational Procurement Journal
Available Now.
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Upcoming Webinars

Preparing an Engaging Program Proposal
September 30, 2014
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Paperless eProcurement at Creighton University
October 2, 2014
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Diversity Among Supplier Diversity Programs in Higher Education
November 12, 2014
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On Demand Webinars

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"My Market" - Taking Ownership of an eProcurement Project in the Wake of a Major Disaster
  - view recorded webinar
  - download case study

Doing More with Less: Tips on Saving Money, Time and your Sanity
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Last Minute: Completing Repairs and Renovations on a Tight Schedule
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Institution-wide Green Cleaning Webinar
Success stories from university and industry using green cleaning technology
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Save These 2015 Dates:

NAEP Procurement Academy (Tiers 1-3)
February 8-10, 2015
Phoenix, AZ

RFP Institute
February 10 – 12, 2015
Phoenix, AZ

Federal Procurement Institute
February 10 – 12, 2015
Phoenix, AZ

NAEP Business Members and Vendors:
Registration open for 2015 Annual Meeting Exhibit Booths
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