Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency VIRTUAL CLASS

  • Date: 05/07/2021
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Central Time
  • End Time: 12:00 PM Central Time
  • Location: Jackson, MS
  • Hosted By: Mississippi Assoc. of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agents Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mr. Michael E. Bevis, JD, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M, NIGP-CPP
    Chief Procurement Officer
    Mr. Michael E. Bevis, JD, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M, NIGP-CPP

    Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M, PMP

    Michael Bevis, JD, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M., PMP was a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, is active as a “Purchasing Management Assistance Program” consultant and instructor for NIGP, and has been a member and past Chairman of the NIGP National Research Committee.

    He also teaches procurement (private sector practices) at DePaul University in Chicago. He holds several professional certifications including Certified Public Purchasing Official (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), and Project Management Professional (PMP). He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.), and has pursued post graduate studies at DePaul University, North Central College and Northern Illinois University where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate. Prior to focusing on procurement and supply management he practiced law in Illinois, Ohio, and before several Federal courts. His clients have been as diverse as the Cincinnati Bengal’s football team, the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

    He has focused his efforts on procurement and supply management leadership for the past 18 years and his experiences have included Deputy Purchasing for the City of Chicago and Purchasing Manager for the Chicago Park District, he is currently Chief Procurement Officer for the City of Naperville, Illinois a position he has held for the past eight years. In his current position he has primary responsibility for a 160 million dollar annual spend that. His procurement experiences have included projects as diverse as the City of Chicago 911 Emergency Center (~$250 million) and the acquisition of bulk energy for the Naperville electric utility (~$437 million).

    He is a recognized leader in “green” procurement initiatives and has spoken at several national conferences on the topic he also has been recognized for his professionalism and leadership with several local, regional and national awards including Professional Purchasing Manager of the Year 2005 from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing and manager of the Year 2004 from the Illinois Association of Public Procurement Officials; in addition the City of Naperville is a 10 time winner of the National Purchasing Institute’s Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award, the NIGP Innovation Award 2006, 100% Certification Awards (3 years) and the only municipality to have earned the prestigious Pareto Award of Excellence from NIGP.

  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: In-Person
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • CEUs: 0.4
This course has been converted to Virtual delivery

As stewards of the public trust, procurement professionals are held to a higher standard of ethics than most public employees, acting with confidence to wisely expend the taxpayer dollars. As such, procurement practitioners must serve not only as the ethical leaders of their respective entities but also as an honest and transparent representative within the larger communities they support.

Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity & Transparency (Institute Member: Standard)$155.00 05/03/2021
Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity & Transparency (Non-Member: Standard)$255.00 05/03/2021
Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity & Transparency (Institute Member: Standard) $155.00
Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity & Transparency (Non-Member: Standard) $255.00
(prices valid until May 3, 2021)
Spots available: 23


  • Compare and contrast examples of statutory, administrative law, common law, and policy that define illegal and unethical behavior.
  • Assess ethical responses to specific procurement situations.
  • Explain the importance of ethics and professionalism in public procurement.
  • Identify components of a policy and procedure that openly and fairly disclose a procurement process as regulated by various levels/branches of government.
  • Identify issues which inhibit high ethical standards application, particularly relating to gender, generational and diverse cultural norms.

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
  • Legislation & Legal Environment



  • 1/2 Day Course 

Payment Information

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Local Contact

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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 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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Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency VIRTUAL CLASS

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