On Demand: Introduction to Contracts in Public Procurement

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  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: On Demand
  • Contact Hours: 0.5
  • CEUs: 0.02

Welcome to the NIGP eLearning module: Introduction to Contracts in Public Procurement. This course provides an overview of contracts and how they are used in the public sector. Contracts are a vital element of the procurement process. Planning and analyzing contract requirements are the responsibility of procurement officers. It is important for procurement officers to understand contract law and the impact of contracts on procurement.

Online: Introduction to Contracts in Public Procurement (Member Rate)$25.0006/01/201812/31/2054
Online: Introduction to Contracts in Public Procurement (Non-Member Rate)$75.0006/08/201812/31/2054
Online: Introduction to Contracts in Public Procurement (Member Rate) $25.00
Online: Introduction to Contracts in Public Procurement (Non-Member Rate) $75.00


Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Determine if a contract is legally enforceable.
  • Define how a contract can be formed
  • Cite mistakes that can lead to a contract being unenforceable
  • Define contract price types
  • Recognize the types of contract authority and the existence of a contract based on authority

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.  


Payment Information

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


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
440 Monticello Avenue Suite 1802
PMB 63452
Norfolk, VA 23510

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds, all sales are final.

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On Demand: Introduction to Contracts in Public Procurement