Course

Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement VIRTUAL CLASS

  • Date: 08/09/2021 - 08/11/2021
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Mountain Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Mountain Time
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Instructor: Mr. Edward Pabor, CPPO, C.P.M., CDT
    Mr. Edward Pabor, CPPO, C.P.M., CDT

    Ed Pabor has over 28 years of professional procurement background, in aerospace, semiconductor manufacturing, operations manager, pulp & paper, equipment manufacturing, overseas electronic manufacturing, and of course Public Procurement; retiring after 10 years with the City of Eugene, Oregon. At his position for the City of Eugene, Ed supervised 2 buyers, and managed Inventory & Warehouse operations, Logistics & Transportation, solicitations including RFPs, RFQs, ITBs, and sole source agreements, for Public Improvements, Capital Equipment, and professional services. Ed also administered/managed many of the contracts for chemicals, commodities, and QRF services. Ed is well versed in contract law and public procurement best practices, and his experience in international trade has helped hone his excellent negotiation skills.

    Ed believes that working within the parameters of Purchasing Law, and being a good steward of public funds are the main priorities in Public Procurement. Particular areas of expertise and focus are Supplier Management, Commodity Management, and Contract Administration.

    Ed is also a Master Instructor for the National Institute of Governmental Procurement (NIGP) and lectures for other international purchasing bodies. He teaches the following courses; Contracting for Construction Services, Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing, Logistics & Transportation, Introduction to Public Procurement, Strategic Procurement Planning, Warehouse & Inventory Control, CPPB & CPPO preparation.

  • Level: Advanced
  • Format: In-Person
  • Contact Hours: 22.5
  • CEUs: 2.3
This course has been converted to Virtual delivery

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 06/10/2021
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member: Standard)$595.0006/11/202108/03/2021
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member: Early)$670.00 06/10/2021
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member: Standard)$695.0006/11/202108/03/2021
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member: Early) $570.00
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member: Early) $670.00
(prices valid until Jun 10, 2021)
Spots available: 24

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 Virtual 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:Katarina Monteverde
Phone:520-724-7126
Email:katarina.monteverde@pima.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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Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement VIRTUAL CLASS

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