Course

Competency Module: Legislation and Legal Environment VIRTUAL CLASS

  • Date: 04/06/2021
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Hosted By: NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement
  • Instructor: Mr. Richard Pennington, CPPO, J.D., NIGP-CPP
    Mr. Richard Pennington, CPPO, J.D., NIGP-CPP

    Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, C.P.M.,J.D.

    Experience:

    From 2013 to 2018, Richard Pennington was general counsel to NASPO ValuePoint, the nonprofit subsidiary of the National Association of State Procurement Officials that supports the states in their national cooperative procurements. Previously, he served of counsel to the Denver office of McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP, where he advised clients on federal, state and local government procurement. Richard is the former director of the Division of Finance and Procurement, Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, where he managed a division consisting of the Office of the State Controller, the State Purchasing Office, Central Collections Services, and State Buildings and Real Estate Programs. He previously served as State Purchasing Director, after working for the Colorado Attorney General as procurement and construction litigation counsel. Richard is a retired Air Force Colonel and judge advocate who started his career as a B-52 pilot and later became a judge advocate specializing in federal procurement. He served as Chief of Air Force Commercial Litigation Division, working with the Department of Justice in litigating bid protest, bankruptcy, contract disputes, and patent infringement cases filed in federal courts across the nation. Richard received his Air Force commission and undergraduate B.S. degree in engineering mechanics from the Air Force Academy. He has a J.D. degree from the University of Denver and Master of Laws degree in government procurement law from The George Washington University. In 2005, he was selected as the Manager of the Year by the Colorado State Managers Association. He is a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), a Certified Public Procurement Official (CPPO), and an honorary member of the National Association of State Procurement Officials. Richard is the author of Seeing Excellence: Learning from Great Procurement Teams (Hugo House Publishing, 2013) and co-author of Legal Aspects of Public Procurement, 3rd Ed. (Routledge, 2020).

  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • CEUs: 0.4
  • Recertification: Accredited

While not lawyers or representatives of the legal sector, today’s public procurement professional is expected to be well versed in the application of legal limits within the procurement. As such, the aptitude of procurement professionals to comply with legislation, legal principles, and public procurement best practice guidance is critical for not just the success of the function but for the entity as a whole.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Institute Member: Standard$155.00 03/31/2021
Non-Member: Standard$255.00 03/31/2021
Institute Member: Standard $155.00
Non-Member: Standard $255.00
(prices valid until Mar 31, 2021)
Spots available: 24

Objectives

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

  • Identify, define, and apply legal terms, concepts, and principles in public procurement functions.
  • Distinguish between legislation and regulations governing general procurement, budget and finance, federally funded contracting, and public works and other special procurements.
  • Examine the role of the attorney in public procurement and contrast it to the role of the procurement professional.
  • Explain how the laws establish the rights and obligations of all parties

Intended Audience

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

  • Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.   

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

  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Competency Alignment

Get a Core Certificate: Foundations of Strategy & Policy by adding these competency modules:

  • Enabling Regulations & Compliance
  • Mission & Public Benefit
  • Ethics, Integrity and Transparency
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Length

  • 1/2 Day Virtual Course 

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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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: Legislation and Legal Environment VIRTUAL CLASS

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