Risk Management in Public Contracting Online

Jul 8, 2015, 17:28 PM

Risk Management in Public
Contracting Online


Duration:  6- Week Course 
Instructor:         NIGP Certified Instructor Team Member
Contact Hours:  16 hours
CEU Credits**:  1.6 

NIGP's Foundation courses provide essential knowledge for you to better understand and master the world of public procurement. These courses connect you to content relevant to the CPPB and CPPO certification exams.

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Course Fees

(Standard Registration Fee)
Institute Member- $500
Non-Member - $690


Intended Audience

Intended for professionals who are involved in complex contracts.



It is suggested that participants have familiarity with contract formation and contract administration. Participants must have computer skills and should be comfortable navigating websites. 





Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the risk management process
  • Describe each phase of the four-phase process model
  • Assess types and levels of risk
  • Identify risk management tools and associate them with different types of risk
  • Based on a risk management plan identify, assess and handle procurement related risks
  • Integrate risk management into contract administration


Course Outline

The following is an outline of the material that will be covered in this eight-week course.

The following is an outline of the material that will be covered in this six-week course.

Week Zero: Orientation to online format & discussion of what is required to be successful in this course format
Week One: Defining Risk within the Procurement Cycle
Week Two: The Four Phases of Risk
Week Three: Assessing the Levels of Risk
Week Four: Methodologies for Handling Risk
Week Five: Developing the Risk Management Plan
Week Six: Monitoring and Surveillance


Course Syllabus

Click here for the course syllabus.


Online Format

Course participants will receive the textbook Managing Risk in Public Sector Contracts Online which is the foundation of the course. Participants will read chapters of the text in preparation for each week’s online activities.

Participants meet weekly online on the designated day and time. Through interactions in the online live learning event (OLLE) and utilizing a website during non-meeting times, participants will access documents in Word and PDF formats as well as use a discussion board to interact with team members and the instructor to complete discussion and assignments.

Participants should complete the reading assignments first each week, and they may read ahead. Participants will respond to the instructor’s questions live and on the discussion board with a well thought-out response along with questions they may have about each week’s topics.


Requirements of Participants to Receive Contact Hours

Participants must complete the weekly team assignments and participate in the discussions. There is a final exam. In order to pass the course participants must also achieve a score of 70% on the final exam. Successful completion of the online course will earn 16 contact hours. NIGP will not issue partial contact hours. Once participants have achieved a passing grade, they will complete a course evaluation online. A certificate will be issued for each participant to print.

The instructor has no proprietary interest in the development or marketing of this course and no financial interest in NIGP.


NIGP Course Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing one week before the posted date of the start of the course. Registrants who cancel shall retain the textbook and be refunded the fee minus $150. No refunds will be given after the course start date. Registrants who do not attend or participate in the course are not eligible for a refund. If the course is cancelled for any reason, NIGP’s liability is limited to the registration fee only.

For questions, please contact us at registrationinfo@nigp.org


* Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC)

**CEU units for this workshop are granted through NIGP, which is authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), to offer courses for CEU credits. To learn more about IACET and CEUs, visit www.iacet.org.


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