Course

Legal Aspects of Public Procurement VIRTUAL CLASS

  • Date: 01/05/2021 - 01/07/2021
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 6:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Mr. Richard Pennington, CPPO, J.D., NIGP-CPP
    Mr. Richard Pennington, CPPO, J.D., NIGP-CPP

    Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, C.P.M.,J.D.

    Experience:

    From 2013 to 2018, Richard Pennington was general counsel to NASPO ValuePoint, the nonprofit subsidiary of the National Association of State Procurement Officials that supports the states in their national cooperative procurements. Previously, he served of counsel to the Denver office of McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP, where he advised clients on federal, state and local government procurement. Richard is the former director of the Division of Finance and Procurement, Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, where he managed a division consisting of the Office of the State Controller, the State Purchasing Office, Central Collections Services, and State Buildings and Real Estate Programs. He previously served as State Purchasing Director, after working for the Colorado Attorney General as procurement and construction litigation counsel. Richard is a retired Air Force Colonel and judge advocate who started his career as a B-52 pilot and later became a judge advocate specializing in federal procurement. He served as Chief of Air Force Commercial Litigation Division, working with the Department of Justice in litigating bid protest, bankruptcy, contract disputes, and patent infringement cases filed in federal courts across the nation. Richard received his Air Force commission and undergraduate B.S. degree in engineering mechanics from the Air Force Academy. He has a J.D. degree from the University of Denver and Master of Laws degree in government procurement law from The George Washington University. In 2005, he was selected as the Manager of the Year by the Colorado State Managers Association. He is a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), a Certified Public Procurement Official (CPPO), and an honorary member of the National Association of State Procurement Officials. Richard is the author of Seeing Excellence: Learning from Great Procurement Teams (Hugo House Publishing, 2013) and co-author of Legal Aspects of Public Procurement, 3rd Ed. (Routledge, 2020).

  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 22.5
  • CEUs: 2.3
  • Recertification: Accredited

Designed to be an educational exploration of the Legal Aspects of Public Procurement, this revised course will provide a foundation of the principles and general concepts of the law as it applies to public procurement. Course content includes material from the 2020 3rd edition of Legal Aspects of Public Procurement. The course will address issues such as the UCC, the Model Procurement Code, Sale of Goods Act and the legal implications surrounding solicitations, contracting and post award issues. The new edition adds legal issues in RFPs and contract administration. Attention will be given to the ethical issues facing the profession relevant to the law. This course will focus on actual procurement situations with actual procurement implications.


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Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Member: Standard)$595.00 12/30/2020
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Non-Member: Standard)$695.00 12/30/2020
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Member: Standard) $595.00
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Non-Member: Standard) $695.00
(prices valid until Dec 30, 2020)
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Objectives

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

  • Identify and define public purchasing legal terms, concepts and principles. 
  • Apply basic legal concepts and principles to practical public procurement situations
  • Describe how the three categories of law ― the common law of contracts, statutory law and administrative law ― apply to public purchasing.
  • Describe how the laws establish the rights and obligations of all parties.
  • Distinguish between ethical and legal requirements and apply the appropriate actions and conduct. 
  • Describe the role of the public professional in the application of procurement and contract law in accordance with the commonly accepted practices of the profession.

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

  • Attendance at the entire course is mandatory. NIGP does not issue partial CEU credits or contact hours.
  • In order to receive credit for the course, participants must pass a final assessment
  • A course evaluation must be completed prior to the completion of the course.
  • Students will receive the Certificate of Completion after completing the final assessment and course evaluation.

Competency Alignment


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Miscellaneous

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Pre-test/li>
  • History and Antitrust/li>
  • Judicial Structure/li>
  • Types of Law/li>
  • Law of Agency/li>
  • Types of Authority/li>
  • Model Procurement Code/li>

Day ​2:

  • UCC
  • Legal Content/li>
  • Bids/li>
  • Solicitation/li>
  • Competition/li>
  • Sealed Bidding/li>
  • Mistakes, Protests, Disputes/li>
  • Debarment and Suspension/li>

Day ​3:

  • Negotiations/li>
  • Software Contracts
  • License Agreements/li>
  • Legal Options/li>
  • Ethics

Length

  • Three Day, in-person classroom experience

Registration Information

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.


Payment Information

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

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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
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Herndon, VA 20171


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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Legal Aspects of Public Procurement VIRTUAL CLASS

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