Course

Legal Aspects of Public Procurement VIRTUAL CLASS

  • Date: 12/08/2021 - 12/10/2021
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Central Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Central Time
  • Location: Jackson, MS
  • Hosted By: Mississippi Assoc. of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agents Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mrs. Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, FNIGP, C.P.M., NIGP-CPP, CPM
    President of NIGP Code and Consulting Services
    Mrs. Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, FNIGP, C.P.M., NIGP-CPP, CPM
    Phone: 520-940-7194Fax: 520-791-4735
    Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM, is currently the NIGP Consulting Program Manager. She is retired from public sector, having served as the Chief Procurement Officer for the City of Tucson. With over 28 years of experience in public procurement, Marcheta is a passionate advocate for her profession. Marcheta was inducted as a Fellow of the Institute in 2019. She was the 2017 Distinguished Service Award winner. She is a past NIGP President (2013-14) and served on the Board of Directors for 10 years. She is a past Chair of the UPPCC and a Council Member for 3 years. She was the first Chair of the NIGP Talent Council and Chair of the NIGP 2.0 Task Force, the historic project of governance model transformation. She has also chaired the NIGP Task Force for the Values & Guiding Principles Initiative, the NIGP Forum Committee and the NIGP Governance Committee. She has been an active leader and member of the NIGP Southern Arizona Copper Chapter since 1991. Marcheta has spoken and trained at hundreds of international, national, regional and local conferences and events. She is an NIGP Master Certified Instructor and has developed numerous training programs as well as written for national procurement publications. Marcheta owns MG Procurement Consulting, LLC, serving as a professional consultant on numerous agency projects. In 2009, Marcheta was selected as the NIGP Copper Chapter Manager of the Year.
  • Level: Advanced
  • Format: In-Person
  • 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: Early)$570.00 10/09/2021
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Member: Standard)$595.0010/10/202112/02/2021
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Non-Member: Early)$670.00 10/09/2021
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Non-Member: Standard)$695.0010/10/202112/02/2021
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Member: Early) $570.00
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Non-Member: Early) $670.00
(prices valid until Oct 9, 2021)
Spots available: 30

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.
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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

Registration Information

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.


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

Local Contact

Name:Victoria James
Phone:601-359-6580
Fax:601-359-2470
Email:victoria.james@dfa.ms.gov

Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 30 days prior to the seminar 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 30 days 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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Legal Aspects of Public Procurement VIRTUAL CLASS

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