Course

Competency Module: Protests and Appeals

  • Date: 06/05/2024
  • Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 3:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Mrs. Mallela Ralliford, CPPO, MA, CPPB, MBA, MS
    Director, Division of Procurement
    Mrs. Mallela Ralliford, CPPO, MA, CPPB, MBA, MS
    Mallela Ralliford has 19 years of public procurement experience, purchasing commodities, equipment, information technology, services, architectural & engineering services, maintenance, construction and consulting services by utilizing the various methods of procurement: requests for proposals, invitations for bids, sole source and small procurement. Mallela has worked at various levels within the procurement profession. She started as a Procurement Officer Trainee and moved up the ranks to an Associate Director to her current role as the Director of the Division of Procurement at Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA). In her current role, Mallela directs the development, implementation, and oversight of the Division’s programs, including all procurements and other related contractual agreements; the administration of the socioeconomic programs: the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Veteran Small Business Enterprise (VSBE), Small Business Reserve (SBR); and the Corporate Purchasing Card Program. Her professional procurement experience is complimented by relevant educational pursuits which includes a Master’s degree in Procurement and Contract Management, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in International Studies. She is a certified CPPO & CPPB. Mallela focuses on streamlining the procurement processes in order to gain efficiencies and provides mentorship to junior procurement officers as we navigate through our complex legislative and regulatory public procurement environment. In her spare time, Mallela enjoys hiking in the great outdoor and especially likes visiting the National Parks & Monuments.
  • Level: Advanced Practitioner
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • CEUs: 0.4
A critical role that procurement practitioners serve is benefitting a procurement entity by effectively and fairly addressing supplier concerns in a timely manner. Practitioners must understand how to appropriately process and respond to protests, and prevent recurrence of the common causes of protests.
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Competency Module: Protests & Appeals (Member: Early)$132.00 04/06/2024
Competency Module: Protests & Appeals (Member: Standard)$165.0004/07/202406/04/2024
Competency Module: Protests & Appeals (Non-Member: Standard)$265.00 06/04/2024
Competency Module: Protests & Appeals (Member: Early) $132.00
Competency Module: Protests & Appeals (Non-Member: Standard) $265.00
(prices valid until Apr 6, 2024)
Spots available: 23

Objectives

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

  • Create a protest procedure.
  • Identify the most common causes of protests.
  • Process and respond to protests appropriately.
  • Determine the sustainability of a protest and respond appropriately.
  • Develop solutions to prevent a recurrence of the protest conditions.

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 Competency Module, 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 with a score of 81% or higher.
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