Course

NIGP-CPP Module A Prep

  • Date: 12/13/2022
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 6:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Mr. Michael B. Gustafson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, MBA
    NIGP MASTER INSTRUCTOR
    Mr. Michael B. Gustafson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, MBA

    Mike retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky in August 2016. While he was with the State, Mike was in the Office of Procurement Services (OPS) in the Finance and Administration Cabinet (FAC) where he was a Strategic Procurement Specialist II.

    Mike began his procurement career with the State in April 2000. During this time, he had the responsibility of creating and administering the Master Agreement Contracts for many of the transportation related items - fleet vehicles, school buses, tires, tractors, mowers, backhoes, all-terrain vehicles, boats, aircraft, fleet fuel, diesel and propane fuels. Mike was also the subject matter expert on all types of insurance, advertising, marketing, and digital media services, office supplies, and public safety and law enforcement items.

    He worked with many State Agency representatives in the development of Request for Bids (RFBs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs) which resulted in Contracts and Master Agreement Contracts for their use. These were for the use of many of the State Agencies, local governments (cities and counties), schools, and universities. He also worked closely with those he supported on their Procurement Buying Plans and Spend Analysis.

    In addition to Mike’s State procurement-related experience, Mike has management supervisory experience. His supervisory responsibility and accountability were for various size U.S. Army active-duty units (as a Platoon Leader for a 35-person platoon (at Ft Campbell, KY) and as a Battery Commander for a 150-person Air Defense Artillery battery (at Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany.) He had responsibility for office staff management in logistical and supply-related active and reserve-duty offices. Mike served as a military Instructor as well as a Regional Coordinator for 6 years in the Command and General Staff Officer College (CGSOC) and taught numerous strategic and logistical courses to military personnel. Mike retired from the US Army Reserves with 28 years of service.

    Mike served as the supervisor for the procurement office / warehouse in an automotive Tier 1 parts supplier. Mike insured that the procurement and warehousing activities were accomplished in a timely manner to allow for uninterrupted automotive parts production and delivery. He was also responsible for all operational and maintenance related procurements for the production facility.

    Mike received his NIGP-Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP) certification in May 2021, his Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification in November 2008, and his Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification in April 2002. Prior to his retirement, Mike served as a member of the NIGP Chapter - Kentucky Public Procurement Association (KPPA) Board of Directors and was the Chairperson of the Education, Professional Development, and Certification Committee. Mike was honored to be selected as the recipient of the KPPA Betty Bingham Lifetime Achievement Award in October 2017.

    In his much-awaited role as retired, Mike plans to continue facilitating NIGP courses and to travel as much as possible.

    Contact information:

    Email: mikegustafson54@gmail.com

    Cell: (502) 680-2671

    Currently on the NIGP Faculty for the following courses:

    • Contract Administration
    • Legal Aspects of Public Procurement
    • Risk Management in Public Contracting
    • Sourcing and Solicitation
    • Specialization Certificate - Construction Procurement
    • Core Certificate - Foundations of Planning and Analysis
    • Core Certificate - Foundations of Strategy and Policy
    • Competency Module - Cost, Price, and Value Analysis
    • Competency Module - Economics, Budget, Financial Management, and Accounting
    • Competency Module - Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency
    • Competency Module - Marketing Analysis and Forecasting
    • Competency Module - Negotiations
    • Competency Module - Requirements, Planning, and Understanding
    • Competency Module - Specification Development
    • Competency Module - Standardization
    • CPPB Prep Class
    • CPPO Prep Class

    Previously on the Faculty for NIGP courses prior to the beginning of the Pathways program:

    • Contract Administration in the Public Sector
    • Developing and Managing Requests For Proposals in the Public Sector
    • Introduction to Public Procurement
    • Risk Management
    • Sourcing in the Public Sector
    • Strategic Procurement Planning
    • The Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
  • Level: Advanced Practitioner
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 7.5
  • CEUs: 0.8

Included with the Module A prep course are items designed to help you prepare for the NIGP-CPP certification exam, including:

  • NIGP-CPP Module A Prep Guide
  • Student workbook (Includes course notes, job aids, practical application exercises, etc.)
  • Practice questions

This course reviews the same competencies that are evaluated in the NIGP-CPP certification exam by providing activities and discussions to help you apply what you have learned to real-world scenarios.

However, this course alone cannot fully prepare you for each competency and situation that is covered in the comprehensive exam, as the exam takes into account the entirety of your education and practical experience

Individuals should enroll in this prep course at least six months prior to their scheduled test date to provide sufficient time for independent review and study. Please note that participation in this course does not guarantee success on the NIGP-CPP certification exam.

Length

1 Day Virtual Course.

 
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
NIGP-CPP Module A Prep$195.00 12/07/2022
NIGP-CPP Module A Prep $195.00
(prices valid until Dec 7, 2022)
Spots available: 28

Objectives

Course Outline:

The NIGP-CPP Module A Prep Course reviews the following competency statements:

  • Create Procurement's strategic goals, objectives, and policies in alignment with the entity-wide strategic plan.
  • Manage Efficiency and effectiveness in achievement of Procurement's mission
  • Engage the legislative process to further procurement interest
  • Ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations from the various branches and levels of government
  • Create, implement, and maintain fair, accessible, and transparent policies and procedures that align entity behaviors, priorities, and professional procurement values
  • Analyze information from multiple sources to create a procurement plan to meet the overall entity's goals
  • Analyze current market trends and the impact on procurement planning
  • Use procurement priorities and best value considerations in addition to cost, price, and spend analysis methods to inform decisions
  • Assess risk and implement appropriate risk management approaches
  • Determine most advantageous sourcing, solicitation, and award method
  • Determine the most favorable contract structure and content
  • Manage all stages of the selection process (from receipt of requisition to award)
  • Develop a negotiation strategy that maximizes advantages for all involved
  • Manage a protest consistent with the law and the entity's policies.
  • Establish policies and procedures for contract administration
  • Establish policies and procedures to promote acceptable contract performance
  • Establish policies and procedures to address contract performance issues
  • Create and foster a professional, ethical culture
  • Recruit, hire, develop, retain, and promote procurement professionals
  • Select and implement technology to further procurement goals

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 this course, learners must:

  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event
  • Complete all practice questions
  • Complete a post course evaluation
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Miscellaneous

Payment Information

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  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form

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If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
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Herndon, VA 20171


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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NIGP-CPP Module A Prep

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