Course

Legal Aspects of Public Procurement

  • Date: 10/26/2021 - 10/28/2021
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 6:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Ms. Kristy D Varda, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Contracting Officer
    Ms. Kristy D Varda, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Phone: 571-258-3144Fax: 540-665-0537
    Originally from Oklahoma and a proud Oklahoma State University Alum, Kristy spent 10 years as a military spouse before relocating to Virginia from Germany. Kristy completed her Masters in Biotechnology Studies in 2008 and her MBA in 2009 while working in a variety of industries. She began her official procurement career working as a Contract Specialist II for Fairfax County, specializing in procurement for Public Safety, IT and Libraries. In September of 2015, she became the Purchasing Supervisor for Frederick County Public Schools in Winchester, Virginia. Now she is a Capital Contracting Officer for Loudoun County Government. Her passion to help others grow in their procurement profession began with presenting webinars on Sole Sources and Software Procurement. She was part of the NIPG taskforce to write the Best Practices series on technology procurement. Most recently she worked on the team to develop the Pathways specialization course “Foundations of Technology Procurement”. She continues to work to build courses to enhance the learning opportunities for NIGP members as well as teaching both the Legal Aspects and Technology courses.
  • Level: Advanced
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 22.5
  • CEUs: 2.3

Designed to be an educational exploration of the Legal Aspects of Public Procurement, this revised course will provide a foundation of the principles and general concepts of the law as it applies to public procurement. Course content includes material from the 2020 3rd edition of Legal Aspects of Public Procurement. The course will address issues such as the UCC, the Model Procurement Code, Sale of Goods Act and the legal implications surrounding solicitations, contracting and post award issues. The new edition adds legal issues in RFPs and contract administration. Attention will be given to the ethical issues facing the profession relevant to the law. This course will focus on actual procurement situations with actual procurement implications.


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Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Member: Standard)$595.00 10/20/2021
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Non-Member: Standard)$695.00 10/20/2021
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Member: Standard) $595.00
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Non-Member: Standard) $695.00
(prices valid until Oct 20, 2021)
Spots available: 11

Objectives

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

  • Identify and define public purchasing legal terms, concepts and principles. 
  • Apply basic legal concepts and principles to practical public procurement situations
  • Describe how the three categories of law ― the common law of contracts, statutory law and administrative law ― apply to public purchasing.
  • Describe how the laws establish the rights and obligations of all parties.
  • Distinguish between ethical and legal requirements and apply the appropriate actions and conduct. 
  • Describe the role of the public professional in the application of procurement and contract law in accordance with the commonly accepted practices of the profession.

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

  • Attendance at the entire course is mandatory. NIGP does not issue partial CEU credits or contact hours.
  • In order to receive credit for the course, participants must pass a final assessment
  • A course evaluation must be completed prior to the completion of the course.
  • Students will receive the Certificate of Completion after completing the final assessment and course evaluation.

Competency Alignment


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Miscellaneous

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Pre-test
  • History and Antitrust
  • Judicial Structure
  • Types of Law
  • Law of Agency
  • Types of Authority
  • Model Procurement Code

Day ​2:

  • UCC
  • Legal Content
  • Bids
  • Solicitation
  • Competition
  • Sealed Bidding
  • Mistakes, Protests, Disputes
  • Debarment and Suspension

Day ​3:

  • Negotiations
  • Software Contracts
  • License Agreements
  • Legal Options
  • Ethics

Length

  • Three Day, Virtual classroom experience



Payment Information

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

*FORM OF PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION FORM FOR ORDER TO BE PROCESSED

Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form or online), and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350
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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