Course

Competency Module: Market Analysis and Forecasting

  • Date: 05/26/2022
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Hosted By: Maryland Public Purchasing Association, Inc. Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
    Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
    Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, C.P.M. Experience: Kirk Buffington, C.P.M. is the Director of Finance for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida – a position he has held since 2014. He brings 19 years of procurement experience to the profession – including 17 years in public procurement for Florida municipal and county governments. Kirk holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Florida State University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Logistics and Materials Management from Webster University. In service to NIGP Chapters, Kirk has held membership in the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP since 1993 and in the Southeast Florida Chapter since 1995. He has served as the Southeast Florida Chapter Vice President and was the President for two years. Kirk is a Certified NIGP Instructor and served as the President of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. in 2008-2009. In service to the profession, Kirk has also held numerous leadership positions within the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO) and as its President in 2001. He was also a member of the Local Planning Committee for the 1997 NIGP Forum in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Level: Advanced Practitioner
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 7.5
  • CEUs: 0.8

Critical to the planning and analysis function of the procurement professional, the ability to incorporate strategic analysis and tracking tools in conjunction with prevailing market trends empowers the alignment of procurement with cross functional stakeholders. The ability to apply both qualitative and quantitative data in support of strategic decision making is one of the most successful tools in the procurement professional’s toolkit.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Competency Module: Market Analysis and Forecasting (Member: Early)$285.00 03/27/2022
Competency Module: Market Analysis and Forecasting (Member: Standard)$310.0003/28/202205/22/2022
Competency Module: Market Analysis and Forecasting (Non-Member: Early)$385.00 03/27/2022
Competency Module: Market Analysis and Forecasting (Non-Member: Standard)$410.0003/28/202205/22/2022
Competency Module: Market Analysis and Forecasting (Member: Standard) $310.00
Competency Module: Market Analysis and Forecasting (Non-Member: Standard) $410.00
(prices valid until May 22, 2022)
Spots available: 18

Objectives

In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:

  • Incorporate strategic analysis and tracking tools to determine the needs of internal stakeholders in concert with prevailing market trends.
  • Apply quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis, and data in decision making.
  • Apply intelligence gleaned through continuous, broad-based research and analysis in order to arrive at the most suitable approach for procuring and distributing commodities needed by the entity.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.   

  • Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the NIGP Competency Module, learners must:

  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination with a score of 81% or higher.
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Miscellaneous

Local Contact

Name:Tamara Roberts
Phone:202-962-1412
Email:TJRoberts@wmata.com

Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 24 hours of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information. 

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Competency Module: Market Analysis and Forecasting

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