Course

Competency Module: Legislation and Legal Environment

  • Date: 11/17/2022
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Hosted By: Ontario Public Buyers Association, Inc. Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
    Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
    Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, C.P.M. Experience: Kirk Buffington, C.P.M. is the Director of Finance for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida – a position he has held since 2014. He brings 19 years of procurement experience to the profession – including 17 years in public procurement for Florida municipal and county governments. Kirk holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Florida State University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Logistics and Materials Management from Webster University. In service to NIGP Chapters, Kirk has held membership in the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP since 1993 and in the Southeast Florida Chapter since 1995. He has served as the Southeast Florida Chapter Vice President and was the President for two years. Kirk is a Certified NIGP Instructor and served as the President of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. in 2008-2009. In service to the profession, Kirk has also held numerous leadership positions within the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO) and as its President in 2001. He was also a member of the Local Planning Committee for the 1997 NIGP Forum in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • CEUs: 0.4

While not lawyers or representatives of the legal sector, today’s public procurement professional is expected to be well versed in the application of legal limits within the procurement. As such, the aptitude of procurement professionals to comply with legislation, legal principles, and public procurement best practice guidance is critical for not just the success of the function but for the entity as a whole.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Competency Module: Legislation and Legal Environment (Institute Member: Standard)$155.00 11/13/2022
Competency Module: Legislation and Legal Environment (Non-Member: Standard)$255.00 11/13/2022
Competency Module: Legislation and Legal Environment (Institute Member: Standard) $155.00
Competency Module: Legislation and Legal Environment (Non-Member: Standard) $255.00
(prices valid until Nov 13, 2022)
Spots available: 23

Objectives

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

  • Identify, define, and apply legal terms, concepts, and principles in public procurement functions.
  • Distinguish between legislation and regulations governing general procurement, budget and finance, federally funded contracting, and public works and other special procurements.
  • Examine the role of the attorney in public procurement and contrast it to the role of the procurement professional.
  • Explain how the laws establish the rights and obligations of all parties

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
  • Ethics, Integrity and Transparency
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Length

  • 1/2 Day Virtual Course 

Payment Information

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Local Contact

Name:Jennifer Ahern
Phone:905-878-7252 Ext: 2361
Fax:905-878-6995
Email:jennifer.ahern@milton.ca

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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Competency Module: Legislation and Legal Environment

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