The Council

The Canadian Public Procurement Council (CPPC) was established in September 1999 to be the leading resource for public procurement across Canada.

It was granted its letters patent and charter under the provisions of Part II of the Canadian Corporation Act on September 23, 1999. The most recent version of its bylaws was revised on November 6, 2013.

Our mission

The mission of the CPPC is to:

  • promote dialogue and networking;
  • facilitate information and knowledge exchange;
  • develop approaches to common issues; and
  • provide leadership for the resolution of shared challenges…

…to the benefit of public procurement in Canada and the citizens it serves.

Our primary objectives

The CPPC is a non-profit corporation with the following primary objectives:

  • provide appropriate leadership and promote dialogue in public procurement;
  • add value to the supply chain management function of member organizations;
  • exchange ideas, information and experiences on procurement-related activities; and
  • consider operational impacts of emerging policies and practices in public procurement, including the trade agreements, the electronic marketplace and public-private partnerships.

National Council for Public Procurement and Contracting

As of January 2010, CPPC is the newest member of the National Council for Public Procurement and Contracting (NCPPC), a North American organization of non-profit associations, serving the public procurement and contracting professions in Canada and the United States.

The NCPPC aims to support public procurement and contracting professionals through:

  • advocacy of public procurement principles,
  • education, training and professional certification,
  • applied research studies and activities,
  • strategic marketing of the public procurement and contracting profession, and
  • other initiatives that may benefit the professions from time to time.

As a member, the CPPC has the opportunity to feed into this larger body of expertise in public procurement and contracting as well as to call on the experience and lessons learned of each of the other organizations in supporting its own membership. The international council will demonstrate the benefits of collaboration for the support of these two very important professional fields.

Other members of the NCPPC are:

The California Association of Public Purchasing Officials (CAPPO);
The Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officers (FAPPO);
The National Association of Educational Procurement, Inc. (NAEP);
The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO);
The National Contract Management Association (NCMA);
The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP);
The National Purchasing Institute (NPI).