Course

Learning Lab 2 : Engaging with Suppliers and the Importance of Flexibility and Organization

  • Date: 04/20/2023
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Online Learning
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  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • CEUs: 0.4
Instructors: Stephanie Dion, NIGP-CPP, CPPB, Government of Manitoba, Victor Leamer, CPPB Spokane County, WA Michael Thornton, CPPO, City of Leesburg, FL
 
Each four-hour Zoom webinar will use the Zoom breakout function for collaborative learning to include instructor participation. The breakout sessions will focus on real or created scenarios that support the topic covered in that Learning Lab.
 
Learning Lab 2: Engaging with Suppliers and the Importance of Flexibility & Organization
 
Engaging with Suppliers is an important activity for public procurement professionals. It is also important to ensure there is communication and engagement during the solicitation process. Proper communication and engagement can add tremendous value to both the supplier and entity. The second half of this session will review example RFPs and discuss the importance of using templates and review several examples.
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Learning Lab 2 042023: Engaging with Suppliers and the Importance of Flexibility & Organization (Member)$159.00 04/19/2023
Learning Lab 2 042023: Engaging with Suppliers and the Importance of Flexibility & Organization (Non-Member)$259.00 04/19/2023
Learning Lab 2 042023: Engaging with Suppliers and the Importance of Flexibility & Organization (Member) $159.00
Learning Lab 2 042023: Engaging with Suppliers and the Importance of Flexibility & Organization (Non-Member) $259.00
(prices valid until Apr 19, 2023)

Objectives

By the end of this Lab, learners will be able to:
 
  • Understand the importance of establishing one point of contact
  • Establish the appropriate level of communication within the framework of the solicitation
  • Prepare for questions/clarifications, discussions, negotiations, interviews, demonstrations
  • Develop processes (step-by-step for each)

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.  


Miscellaneous

Designed to promote action-ready experiences without the need for travel, NIGP’s Learning Labs series provides learners with best practice guidance on a variety of technical and hard skills, needed for public procurement success. Tackling software, business operations, finance, and value-driven propositions, Learning Labs empowers attendees with exercise and case-study driven works, helping you learn the skills needed for success and advancement all from the comfort of your desk or at home.
 
Program Highlights:
 
-Earn 4 Contact Hours and .4 CEUs per workshop.
-Curated content based on public procurement entities across North America.
-Interactive learning experiences, including individual, partner, and group work exercise with immediate feedback.
-Job aids and resources to take back to your own entity.

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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Learning Lab 2 : Engaging with Suppliers and the Importance of Flexibility and Organization