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On Demand: Sourcing and Contracting Methods

  • Instructor: Online Learning
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  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: On Demand
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • CEUs: 0.4

Sourcing and contracting methods are the heart of the procurement function, empowering public procurement professionals with the information they need to perform their essential job functions. The ability to not just identify the appropriate source selection method but also to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of each is critical for the success of the procurement professional.

The purpose of this course is to provide learners with a foundational understanding of the sourcing and contracting methods available to public procurement professionals. During this interactive course, learners begin to use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to navigate through this learning experience that includes reading, video, scenarios, and activities.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
On Demand: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Member)$115.0005/24/2021 
On Demand: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Non-Member)$165.0005/24/2021 
On Demand: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Member) $115.00
On Demand: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Non-Member) $165.00

Objectives

NIGP’s Sourcing and Contracting Methods course creates a dedicated learning experience where students leave with the ability to:

  • Identify the appropriate source selection method and describe the components required to successfully meet the needs of the end user.
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of contracting for commodities.

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 Sourcing and Contracting by adding these competency modules:

  • Specification Development
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Negotiations Strategies
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Miscellaneous

Length

  • Learn on your schedule. On-demand training is for professionals who prefer to develop the skills they need on their time and at their pace. Learners can start, stop and rewind the lessons at your convenience.

System Requirements

Operating System:

  • Windows Vista SP2 or newer
  • Mac OS 10.5 or higher
  • Linux/Unix (any recent version)

Hardware:

  • Video Card
  • Sound card and headphones or speakers (some assignments have audio components)

Software:

Web Browser:

  • The last three versions of the major browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer
  • Other web browsers may work, but may not render all features of the courses
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled

Internet:

  • Reliable internet connection. Broadband cable or highspeed DSL is recommended for optimal experience.
  • E-mail account (to be able to register and to receive e-mail from the course system regarding registration, course status, etc.)
  • Linux/Unix (any recent version)

Payment Information

  • Register online with credit card
  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form

*FORM OF PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION FORM FOR ORDER TO BE PROCESSED

Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form or online), and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350
Herndon, VA 20171

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds, all sales are final.

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On Demand: Sourcing and Contracting Methods

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