Rickard, Robin

Mr. Robin J. Rickard, CPPO,OPBC
369 SE 15th Place
Canby, OR 97013-0000



Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, OPBC Experience: Prior to retiring, Rob served as the Chief Procurement Officer for the Oregon Secretary of State’s Business Services Division in Salem, Oregon. Before then, he served many years as Chief Procurement Officer for both the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and the Oregon Department of Transportation, after spending several years in private sector materials management positions. He is a graduate of Warner Pacific College and holds the designation of Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) through the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council(UPPCC) as well as Oregon’s in-state certification, OPBC. Rob serves as a Master Instructor for NIGP and is a regular speaker at their Annual Forums and through their Webinars, as well as at chapter conferences. He also provides training throughout Oregon and the United States on a wide variety of procurement related topics as well as providing training opportunities for suppliers. In 2000 Rob received OPPA’s Harold F. Vaughn Award for contributions to public purchasing. In 2001 he was recognized as the OPPA and NIGP Professional Purchasing Manager of the Year. In 2006 Rob received NIGP’s Distinguished Service Award. In 2008 Rob received the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Partners in Public Purchasing’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a past president of both Oregon Public Purchasing Association and the Columbia Chapter of NIGP, and is currently active in both chapters. Rob and his wife Betty currently reside in the small town of Canby, Oregon. When he is not serving the procurement profession, he is active with the Oregon Road Runners, where he was recently named to their Hall of Fame. On the Faculty of: Alternative Dispute Resolution CPPB & CPPO Prep Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing Introduction to Public Procurement Protests and Disputes: What's a Buyer To Do?