Chapter Objective

The objectives of the ETPA are to establish cooperative relationships among its members for the development of efficient purchasing methods and practices in the field of educational, governmental and public institutional procurement; to encourage maintenance of ethical standards in buying and selling; to promote uniform public purchasing laws and simplified standards and specifications; to collect and disseminate useful information for its members; to promote the interchange of ideas and experiences within the purchasing professions; to encourage research and investigation; to promote ongoing training and certification of those engaged in the profession; to sponsor such other activities as may be useful in providing its members with knowledge for efficient procurement; to strive by all legitimate means to advance the purchasing profession; and to observe the Purposes, Aims and Objectives of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.