Course

Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement

  • Date: 08/16/2022 - 08/18/2022
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Pacific Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Hosted By: Columbia Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mr. Michael E. Bevis, Esq., NIGP-CPP, JD, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M
    Chief Procurement Officer
    Mr. Michael E. Bevis, Esq., NIGP-CPP, JD, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M
    Michael Bevis is an internationally recognized thought leader in the public procurement profession. He is currently Chief Procurement Officer for the City of Norfolk, Virginia, where he is charged with integrating business, technology, operations and budgeting goals to further the City’s commitment to grow Norfolk’s economy and adopt programs that build a solid foundation for partnering with the business community. His prior purchasing experiences have included Purchasing Agent for Arlington County, Virginia; Chief Procurement Officer for the City of Naperville, Illinois; Deputy Director of the Federal Acquisition Institute in Washington DC; Deputy Purchasing Agent for the City of Chicago and Purchasing Manager for the Chicago Park District. He also practiced law in Ohio, Illinois and before several US Federal courts before focusing on Procurement Management. Michael is passionate in his support of fellow professionals. He currently serves the Chair of the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence and in the immediate past Chair of the Governing Board of NIGP the Institute for Public Procurement; he also represents the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management on the Global Standards Board. Michael’s professionalism has been recognized by NIGP (Distinguished Service Award, Pareto Award of Excellence, Manager of the Year, Outstanding Agency Accreditation and Innovation awards), IFPSM (the Lewis Spangler Award), National Purchasing Institute (Achievement of Excellence in Procurement – awarded to his jurisdictions 16 times). Michael’s teaching experiences include 23 years as an Instructor for NIGP, independent curriculum and training development for various agencies. He has presented academic papers and taught professional development classes throughout North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. He served as an Adjunct Professor at Old Dominion University, the University of Maryland and he has taught at DePaul University in Chicago, IL (both Procurement and Project Management Curriculums). Michael is a graduate of Georgetown University Law School (JD), Lincoln Memorial University (BA magna cum laude) and has completed post graduate studies at North Central College (Leadership Studies) and Northern Illinois University (Public Administration). He holds the NIGP-CPP, a CPPO from the UPPCC and the CPSM and lifetime CPM from the Institute for Supply Management.
  • Level: Advanced Practitioner
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 22.5
  • CEUs: 2.3
Procurement of architect and engineering professional services and construction services is a niche speciality in the profession. While the public procurement principles continue to apply, some practices, methods, and laws are unique to the procurement of professional services and construction. Procuring professional design services and construction can be very challenging, as each project is unique, and often complicated. New and evolving project delivery methods like progressive design-build and construction manager at risk adds new challenges for the public procurement professional.
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member: Early)$570.00 06/17/2022
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member: Standard)$595.0006/18/202208/10/2022
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member: Early)$670.00 06/17/2022
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member: Standard)$695.0006/18/202208/10/2022
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member: Standard) $595.00
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member: Standard) $695.00
(prices valid until Aug 10, 2022)
Spots available: 15

Objectives

NIGP's Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement course provides a dedicated learning experience where students leave with the ability to:

  • Establish and evaluate information needed to procure professional design services and construction.
  • Structure the construction procurement to meet an entity’s project goals.
  • Develop the construction solicitation to mitigate risk and maximize competition.
  • Facilitate the solicitation period and the award process to ensure a fair and competitive environment.
  • Administer the contract to ensure compliance with contract terms and the successful completion of the project.

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 Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement Certificate, 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.

Competency Alignment

NIGP’s Specialization Certificates require a strong foundation in the Public Procurement Competency Framework and are designed to be more advanced learnings.

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Miscellaneous

Post-Course Assessment

As outlined above, all students must successfully complete a timed post-course assessment upon completion of the learning experience. Assessments can be taken up to three (3) times to achieve a passing score. If a learner is unsuccessful in achieving a passing score within these attempts, they will be required to take the course again. For the Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement Certificate, students will have 90 minutes to complete all questions in the assessment, with any questions not answered being marked “Incorrect” within Aspire. Once learners receive access, they will have ten (10) calendar days to complete the assessment. Students who do not complete the assessment within this time frame will be required to retake the course.


Length

  • 3 day course.

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:Lynn Faulkenberry
Phone:503-988-7544
Fax:503-916-3109
Email:lynn.faulkenberry@multco.us

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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Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement

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