Course

Competency Module: Protests and Appeals

  • Date: 02/22/2022
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Hosted By: Chesapeake Bay Procurement Association
  • Instructor: Ms. Kristy D Varda, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Contracting Officer
    Ms. Kristy D Varda, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Phone: 571-258-3144Fax: 540-665-0537
    Originally from Oklahoma and a proud Oklahoma State University Alum, Kristy spent 10 years as a military spouse before relocating to Virginia from Germany. Kristy completed her Masters in Biotechnology Studies in 2008 and her MBA in 2009 while working in a variety of industries. She began her official procurement career working as a Contract Specialist II for Fairfax County, specializing in procurement for Public Safety, IT and Libraries. In September of 2015, she became the Purchasing Supervisor for Frederick County Public Schools in Winchester, Virginia. Now she is a Capital Contracting Officer for Loudoun County Government. Her passion to help others grow in their procurement profession began with presenting webinars on Sole Sources and Software Procurement. She was part of the NIPG taskforce to write the Best Practices series on technology procurement. Most recently she worked on the team to develop the Pathways specialization course “Foundations of Technology Procurement”. She continues to work to build courses to enhance the learning opportunities for NIGP members as well as teaching both the Legal Aspects and Technology courses.
  • Level: Foundation
  • 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 (Institute Member: Standard)$155.00 02/17/2022
Competency Module: Protests & Appeals (Non-Member: Standard)$255.00 02/16/2022
Competency Module: Protests & Appeals (Institute Member: Standard) $155.00
Competency Module: Protests & Appeals (Non-Member: Standard) $255.00
(prices valid until Feb 17, 2022)
Spots available: 24

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:  

  • 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.  


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 80% or higher.
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Miscellaneous

Length

  • 1/2 Day Virtual Course 

Payment Information

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Local Contact

Name:Tonya Joyner
Phone:757-385-4438
Email:TAJoyner@vbgov.com

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: Protests and Appeals

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