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All meetings are held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel at DFW, 4440 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75063. Click here to view or download the PPANCT calendar of events.


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Our Vision

To be recognized as an association of highly trained public purchasing professionals that promotes the advancement of the purchasing profession.

Our Mission

To be a respected association that guides the public purchasing profession in a manner that promotes public trust while aggressively pursuing the professional development of it’s members.

Our History

On April 24, 1986, thirty-five public purchasing professionals from the Dallas/Fort Worth area gathered in a back room of a cafeteria on Highway 183. The purpose was to form a local support group for governmental buyers. Members of the National Purchasing Institute (NPI) Board of Directors and the NPI Executive Director, J. Nelson Slater, provided the leadership.

Our Awards

In 1996, PPANCT received recognition from NPI as the “National Chapter of the Year”. PPANCT has also been honored with the “Achievement Award for Chapter Excellence” every year since 2000.

PPANCT Members Of The Year

PPANCT would like to recognize Tayo Sokale and Eva Ramirez as our Members of the Year. They both went above and beyond in their support of the association in 2015. Thanks for all the hard work and commitment you both have shown to the organization.