Course

NIGP Pathways Competency Bundle: Requirements Planning & Understanding and Standardization VIRTUAL CLASS

  • Date: 04/28/2021
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: North Charleston, SC
  • Hosted By: South Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Ms. Stacy Lynn Adams, CPPB
    Deputy State Procurement Officer
    Ms. Stacy Lynn Adams, CPPB
    Phone: 803-737-4375Fax: 803-737-0639
    Stacy Adams, CPPB, is the Deputy State Procurement Officer for the State of South Carolina, Division of Procurement Services managing the State Term Contracting Teams. With nearly 20 years of experience her skills represent governmental purchasing at the county, state agency and state-wide levels. Stacy is a leader who is actively involved in content builds for the new NIGP Pathways program. She instructs courses as a NIGP Certified Instructor. Stacy is also an instructor for courses on behalf of the South Carolina State Fiscal Accountability Authority helping procurement professionals throughout the state learn various aspects of the profession. Stacy’s desire to “give back” to the profession she so dearly loves continues in her service to NIGP and its local Chapter, SCAGPO. As an active member of both, she serves on many committees and has been awarded Buyer of the Year for 2014 and was the recipient of the B.D. Bland Distinguished Service Award in 2018. Stacy currently serves on NIGP’s Talent Council and as its liaison to the Pipeline and Placement Committee and serves SCAGPO on the Past President’s Council. Stacy is married to the amazingly charming and wonderful Charlie Adams. The two share 4 children and 3 wonderful grandchildren. Stacy is a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University with a degree in Business Administration.
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: In-Person
  • Contact Hours: 8
  • CEUs: 0.8
  • Recertification: Accredited
This course has been converted to Virtual delivery

Requirements Planning & Understanding 

Description

The ability to synthesize and meet requirements in order to provide service to the greater public entity is an essential function of the procurement professional. A critical element of this analysis, however, is the ability to directly apply information gleaned from researched materials and criteria to individual procurements, aligning organizational goals and metrics to the success and health of the entity. NIGP’s Requirements Planning & Understanding course creates a dedicated learning experience where students leave with the ability to:
 
    •Analyze the requirements for a project and provide the best solutions for the entity. 
    •Determine the components and criteria required to successfully award a contract that meets the needs of the end user. 
    •Describe how to customize terms and conditions in a contract to meet the entity’s needs. 
    •Evaluate, select, and apply the tools and processes available for a comprehensive procurement plan.

Standardization

Description

As stewards of the public trust and the party responsible for ensuring the value of the taxpayers’ dollar is obtained, public procurement professionals must consistently strive to ensure the ethical and legal expenditure of the entity’s funds. Key to this responsibility is the establishment of cross-departmental agreements based on the characteristics and quality of purchased products through the use of standards. NIGP’s Standardization course creates a dedicated learning experience where students leave with the ability to:
 
•Analyze the requirements of various internal stakeholders in order to adopt one set of specifications for commonly procured commodities.
 
•Design contracts that satisfy the shared needs of multiple internal stakeholders to promote efficiency of the procurement function.
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Institute Member - Early$285.00 02/26/2021
Institute Member: Standard$310.0002/27/202104/22/2021
Non-Member: Early$385.00 02/26/2021
Non-Member: Standard$410.0002/27/202104/22/2021
Institute Member - Early $285.00
Non-Member: Early $385.00
(prices valid until Feb 26, 2021)
Spots available: 24

Objectives

Requirements Planning & Understanding: 

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  • Analyze the requirements for a project and provide the best solutions for the entity.
  • Determine the components and criteria required to successfully award a contract that meets the needs of the end user.
  • Describe how to customize terms and conditions in a contract to meet the entity’s needs.
  • Evaluate, select, and apply the tools and processes available for a comprehensive procurement plan.

Standardization

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  • •Analyze the requirements of various internal stakeholders in order to adopt one set of specifications for commonly procured commodities.
  • •Design contracts that satisfy the shared needs of multiple internal stakeholders to promote efficiency of the procurement function.

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 earn a digital badge in the Requirements Planning & Understanding competency and Standardization competency, learners must:

  1. Complete any pre-work materials provided prior to the course start date.
  2. Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  3. Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  4. Complete the final Requirements Planning & Understanding assessment examinations with a score of 82% or higher.

Please Note: The final assessment passing score may change prior to the date of the course based on an assessment audit. The necessary score will be communicated to students during the course proper.

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Miscellaneous

Length

  • 1 Day Virtual Course 

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

Local Contact

Name:Stacy Gregg
Phone:803-777-3596
Email:SG31@mailbox.sc.edu

Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 30 days prior to the seminar 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 30 days 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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NIGP Pathways Competency Bundle: Requirements Planning & Understanding and Standardization VIRTUAL CLASS

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