The Caribbean Procurement Institute (CPI) is a social enterprise incorporated as a limited liability company in Trinidad and Tobago in December 2006 serving policy makers and practitioners in the field of procurement. Since 2006 CPI, through its conferences, workshops, seminars, programmes and research has established itself as the premier resource for specialist procurement education and expertise geared towards the delivery and maximisation of real strategic and sustainable value in the region. CPI has established a faculty of leading international and regional academics, professionals and experts to design and deliver its training programmes and provide specialist consultancy services. In 2008 CPI sponsored the non-profit voluntary Caribbean Association of Procurement Professionals (CAPP) now a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (IFPSM) and is actively supporting that organisation in setting entry criteria for the profession, educating members about its Code of Conduct and certifying members. In 2013 CPI launched its Social Impact Programmes (SIPs) to foster the growth and development of the social economy in the Caribbean through Socially Responsible Public Procurement (SRPP).
Every time you spend money you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want to live in. Our mission is to help you co-create a just, equitable and sustainable world with your procurement spend.
- To spread and improve appreciation of the value of procurement good practice by raising the profile of procurement at the leadership level in both the public and private sectors and acting as a catalyst for learning, knowledge sharing, and consensus building in the region.
- To educate leaders and develop professional skills among practitioners in the art and science of procurement towards achieving excellent standards and maximising value in public and private sector organisations.
- For the benefit of the public good, to promote high standards of professional skill, ethics and integrity among all those engaged in procurement.
- To educate persons engaged in the practice of procurement and by means of examination and other methods of assessment to certify the skills and knowledge of such persons.
Our primary stakeholders are leaders, organizations and practitioners engaged in procurement in the public and private sectors of the Caribbean region.
In March 2008, CPI in partnership with the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) sponsored the establishment of the non profit Caribbean Association of Procurement Professionals (CAPP) to facilitate the continuous development and distribution of procurement knowledge in order to elevate and advance the procurement profession in the region. The association continues to grow with over 200 members from throughout the Caribbean. CPI and CAPP have as primary objectives the promotion of high standards of professionalism, ethics and integrity among all those engaged in the function of procurement, increasing the appreciation of the value of procurement good practice by raising the profile of procurement professionals, encouraging learning, knowledge sharing and regional consensus building, establishing and implementing training and certification standards and requirements for the procurement profession and promoting culturally relevant reform in procurement regimes consistent with established best practice.