Webinar - Scope of Work vs. Statement of Work: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?

  • Dates: 24 Jan, 2018
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Date and time:  Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time)

Presented by:  
Sally Barkley
Terri Gerhardt
Jon Walton
Christine Weber
Kevin Yin 
Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on use of First and Last Name at Log In) 


Historically, the terms scope of work and statement of work have been used interchangeably, inconsistently, or in contradictory ways. Some entities have specifically defined these terms for their own usage. As a result, this practice provides those definitions, distinguishes between the two terms, and sets a standard for how these terms are used in the professional language of public procurement. Webinar presenters will apply the guidance in the practice to an IFB and RFP.


After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:

1. Distinguish between scope of work and statement of work
2. Describe the purpose of the scope of work and statement of work
3. Describe how the transformation of the scope of work into the statement of work is impacted by the solicitation method

Presenter Bios

Sally Barkley has over 35 years in the purchasing/materials/logistics field, primarily in the public sector and has been an active NIGP instructor since 2007. Sally is recently retired from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission where her last position was as Functional Implementer for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System. She served as the subject matter expert for the Procurement/Logistics functions on a multi-disciplinary team to implement Oracle eBS and Oracle Utilities applications. In recognition of dedicated and commendable service to the association, Sally was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award from ISM-Maryland, Inc.

Terri Gerhardt recently accepted the position of ERP System Analyst Lead, her second role at Georgia Institute of Technology. Previously, Terri held the position of Director of Procurement for Valdosta State University, which followed 19 years of leading purchasing, risk management, warehouse, and courier functions at the Fayette County Public Schools.

Jon Walton has long been devoted to environmental and natural resources policy and science. A member of his state bar for many years, Jon came to government procurement in 1997, working in state agencies, and handling a large variety of procurements and contracting situations. Jon strives to be a champion for state procurement training and certification in Oregon, has a graduate Certificate in Public Management, is heavily involved in the NIGP Principles and Practices initiative, was recipient of the 2016 Buyer of the Year award, and recently ended his term as chair of the NIGP Legislative & Position Committee.

Christine Weber has been a procurement professional for over 20 years and is an NIGP instructor. Her experience includes 10 years corporate procurement, management, training, and change management for companies in the Washington, D.C. area, such as Macy‘s Northeast, the J C Penney Corporation, and Creative Hairdressers, Inc. Christine's public procurement experience includes director-level and statewide experience at a wide variety of Colorado agencies, including Colorado State Patrol, University of Colorado, and the Colorado Department of Human Services. Christine is currently on the staff of the State Purchasing & Contracts Office for Colorado.

Kevin Yin has been in procurement for over 20 years, in both private and public sectors. Currently, he is the Procurement Manager for the City of Vancouver (Washington). Kevin was the recipient of the NIGP Manager of the Year in 2009 and is currently an NIGP Certified Instructor.

Attendance for Individuals

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