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Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed March 2024 as Government Procurement Month in North Dakota to celebrate public procurement professionals at the state and local levels of government. 

“Government Procurement Month is an opportunity to extend our deepest gratitude to our dedicated procurement officers,” Burgum said. “Their unwavering commitment to prudent and lawful procurement practices is the foundation of a strong and transparent government, ensuring taxpayer dollars are invested wisely.” 

Public procurement is an essential function of state and local government, providing for the fiscally responsible purchase of goods and services necessary for safe and effective operations. State procurement professionals conduct market research, lead effective negotiations, and establish and maintain state contracts for use by state agencies/institutions and local government entities.

Government Procurement Month is an annual national observance celebrated by the National Association of Procurement Officers (NASPO), public purchasing organizations, government entities, and states across the nation. In honor of Government Procurement Month, government entities are encouraged to recognize their procurement staff and thank them for being an essential part of government operations. 

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