Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector Online
Duration: 8- Week Course
Instructor: NIGP Certified Instructor Team Member
Contact Hours: 24 hours
CEU Credits**: 2.4
Offered twice a year.
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This course addresses how procurement’s function is maximized when it plays a role in organizational strategic planning and budgeting. It explores planning and budgeting processes. It also emphasizes operational realities, the importance of defining client needs, assessing customer satisfaction and properly staffing, developing and managing human resources to ensure long term success. This course is designed for experienced procurement officers and managers.
The course will prove to be of value to all supervisory and management personnel charged with guiding, leading or managing. Any individual contemplating making a move into a public management position, or striving to earn the CPPO designation will find this course to be beneficial. For those individuals transitioning into the public sector from the private sector, the course will frame the context of public procurement and identify procedural differences and distinctions in the workplace.
Though no prerequisites are stipulated for this class, successful participants should have at least two years of public procurement experience and some management experience prior to enrollment. Participants must have computer skills and should be comfortable navigating websites.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Describe the value added role of procurement in organizational planning
- Conduct a SWOT analysis
- Develop mission and goals for an organization
- Describe the ways that the procurement function can add value to the budget process
- Use strategic procurement methods to achieve best value
- Use analysis tools to identify opportunities for strategic sourcing
- Use tools to manage client expectations and engagements to create positive outcomes
- Use activity analysis and tracking tools to determine staffing required to meet business
The following is an outline of the material that will be covered in this eight-week course. Practical examples, group exercises, supplemental readings, discussions and case studies will be utilized throughout the course. The content presented during any given class may vary depending on the background and experience of the participants.
Week One: Strategy and Choice: Procurement’s Involvement in Organizational Decision Making
Week Two: Strategic Planning in the Public Sector
Week Three: Linking Strategic Planning and Procurement Planning
Week Four: Linking Resource Allocation Decisions to the SP2 Process
Week Five: Procurement Strategies: Their Relationship to Planning, Analyzing and Requirements
Week Six: Strategic Sourcing
Week Seven: Client Satisfaction – “Success” Planning Strategy
Week Eight: Strategic Staffing and Talent Management
This outline may be modified slightly at the course instructor’s discretion. The instructor has no proprietary interest in the development or marketing of this seminar and no financial interest in NIGP.
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Course participants will receive the textbook Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector which is the foundation of the course. Participants will read chapters of the text in preparation for each week’s online activities.
Participants access each week’s activities through a link to a website. Using the website, participants will access documents in Word and PDF formats and then use a discussion board to interact with team members and the instructor to complete discussion and case study assignments.
Participants should complete the reading assignments first each week, and they may read ahead. Beginning on week 2 team members will work together to complete case study activities. Using the discussion board, participants will respond to each of the instructor’s questions with at least one well thought out paragraph. Participants will also comment on one other response on the discussion board.
There is a final exam. In order to pass the course participants must achieve a score of 76% on the final exam as well as complete the team assignments and participate in the discussions. Successful completion of the online course will earn 24 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.
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 24 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.
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* 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.