Course

Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment

  • Date: 05/15/2023 - 05/16/2023
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 6:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Mr. Jon M. Walton, NIGP-CPP, JD, CPPO, CPPB, CPM
    Contracts Officer
    Mr. Jon M. Walton, NIGP-CPP, JD, CPPO, CPPB, CPM
    Fax: 503-581-5115
    A good chunk of Jon Walton’s higher education was devoted to environmental and natural resources policy and science, and he helped start a Pacific Northwest conservation group bringing together disparate stakeholders on win-win conservation projects. Jon spent his first five years after college as a wilderness skills instructor working with juvenile delinquent youth. Later odd jobs included FEMA-funded mental health work for victims of natural disasters, and providing leadership training to executives of major corporations. A member of his state bar for 29 years, he always intended to put his legal training toward service in the public sector, and started by working as legislative staff, and then a state agency lobbyist, at his state legislature. Someone obviously having difficulty figuring out exactly what to do when he grows up, Jon came to government procurement in 1997, working in state agencies, and has felt fortunate to handle a large variety of procurements and contracting situations. Jon strives to be a champion for procurement training and certification, has a graduate Certificate in Public Management, is the author of the Public Procurement Guide for Elected Government Official, was Chair of the NIGP Legislative & Position Committee, was the 2015-16 Buyer of the Year, and continues to be heavily involved in NIGP initiatives, task forces and global best practices. Jon is currently serving a second term on the NIGP Governing Board, and is an NIGP Instructor and part of the Radio NIGP team.
  • Level: Advanced Practitioner
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • CEUs: 1.6

While not lawyers or representatives of the legal sector, today’s public procurement professional is expected to be well versed in the application of legal limits within the procurement. As such, the aptitude of procurement professional to make legally informed decisions is imperative.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment (Member: Standard) $445.00 05/09/2023
Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment (Non-Member: Standard)$545.00 05/09/2023
Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment (Member: Standard) $445.00
Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment (Non-Member: Standard) $545.00
(prices valid until May 9, 2023)
Spots available: 24

Objectives

NIGP's Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment course creates a two-day learning experience where students leave with the ability to:

  • Recall the legal decision-making process.
  • Identify sources and scope of procurement law.
  • Define the rules of regulation and court interpretation.
  • Identify sources of procurement best practices.
  • Respond to sole source requests by citing the law.
  • Render a legally-informed decision on a late protest.
  • Render a legally-informed decision on an unsolicited proposal.
  • Prepare a case if any resistance to a legal decision is encountered.
  • Determine any entity’s authority to define regulations when regulations are ambiguous/non-existent.
  • Recall the violation investigation process.
  • Define the terms “fraud,” “waste,” and “abuse,” pertaining to procurement.
  • Determine the appropriate action following a violation.
  • Draft a regulation in response to an entity’s issues with sole source procurements.
  • Determine a procurement professional’s authority to write regulations
  • Recall the regulation-writing process.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.   

  • Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Completion Requirements

In order to successfully achieve a digital badge, learners must:

  • Complete any pre-work materials provided prior to the course start date.
  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination.
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Miscellaneous

Length

  •  2 Day Course 

Payment Information

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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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