Course

Competency Module: Standardization

  • Date: 07/27/2022
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Hosted By: Ontario Public Buyers Association, Inc. Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mr. Michael B. Gustafson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, MBA
    NIGP MASTER INSTRUCTOR
    Mr. Michael B. Gustafson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, MBA

    Mike retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky in August 2016. While he was with the State, Mike was in the Office of Procurement Services (OPS) in the Finance and Administration Cabinet (FAC) where he was a Strategic Procurement Specialist II.

    Mike began his procurement career with the State in April 2000. During this time, he had the responsibility of creating and administering the Master Agreement Contracts for many of the transportation related items - fleet vehicles, school buses, tires, tractors, mowers, backhoes, all-terrain vehicles, boats, aircraft, fleet fuel, diesel and propane fuels. Mike was also the subject matter expert on all types of insurance, advertising, marketing, and digital media services, office supplies, and public safety and law enforcement items.

    He worked with many State Agency representatives in the development of Request for Bids (RFBs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs) which resulted in Contracts and Master Agreement Contracts for their use. These were for the use of many of the State Agencies, local governments (cities and counties), schools, and universities. He also worked closely with those he supported on their Procurement Buying Plans and Spend Analysis.

    In addition to Mike’s State procurement-related experience, Mike has management supervisory experience. His supervisory responsibility and accountability were for various size U.S. Army active-duty units (as a Platoon Leader for a 35-person platoon (at Ft Campbell, KY) and as a Battery Commander for a 150-person Air Defense Artillery battery (at Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany.) He had responsibility for office staff management in logistical and supply-related active and reserve-duty offices. Mike served as a military Instructor as well as a Regional Coordinator for 6 years in the Command and General Staff Officer College (CGSOC) and taught numerous strategic and logistical courses to military personnel. Mike retired from the US Army Reserves with 28 years of service.

    Mike served as the supervisor for the procurement office / warehouse in an automotive Tier 1 parts supplier. Mike insured that the procurement and warehousing activities were accomplished in a timely manner to allow for uninterrupted automotive parts production and delivery. He was also responsible for all operational and maintenance related procurements for the production facility.

    Mike received his NIGP-Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP) certification in May 2021, his Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification in November 2008, and his Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification in April 2002. Prior to his retirement, Mike served as a member of the NIGP Chapter - Kentucky Public Procurement Association (KPPA) Board of Directors and was the Chairperson of the Education, Professional Development, and Certification Committee. Mike was honored to be selected as the recipient of the KPPA Betty Bingham Lifetime Achievement Award in October 2017.

    In his much-awaited role as retired, Mike plans to continue facilitating NIGP courses and to travel as much as possible.

    Contact information:

    Email: mikegustafson54@gmail.com

    Cell: (502) 680-2671

    Currently on the NIGP Faculty for the following courses:

    • Contract Administration
    • Legal Aspects of Public Procurement
    • Risk Management in Public Contracting
    • Sourcing and Solicitation
    • Specialization Certificate - Construction Procurement
    • Core Certificate - Foundations of Planning and Analysis
    • Core Certificate - Foundations of Strategy and Policy
    • Competency Module - Cost, Price, and Value Analysis
    • Competency Module - Economics, Budget, Financial Management, and Accounting
    • Competency Module - Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency
    • Competency Module - Marketing Analysis and Forecasting
    • Competency Module - Negotiations
    • Competency Module - Requirements, Planning, and Understanding
    • Competency Module - Specification Development
    • Competency Module - Standardization
    • CPPB Prep Class
    • CPPO Prep Class

    Previously on the Faculty for NIGP courses prior to the beginning of the Pathways program:

    • Contract Administration in the Public Sector
    • Developing and Managing Requests For Proposals in the Public Sector
    • Introduction to Public Procurement
    • Risk Management
    • Sourcing in the Public Sector
    • Strategic Procurement Planning
    • The Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • CEUs: 0.4

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.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Competency Module: Standardization (Member: Standard)$155.00 07/21/2022
Competency Module: Standardization (Non-Member: Standard)$255.00 07/21/2022
Competency Module: Standardization (Member: Standard) $155.00
Competency Module: Standardization (Non-Member: Standard) $255.00
(prices valid until Jul 21, 2022)
Spots available: 21

Objectives

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 commoditites.
  • 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 Standardization competency, learners must:

  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final examination 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.

Competency Alignment

Get a Core Certificate: Foundations of Planning & Analysis by adding these competency modules:

  • Requirements Planning and Understanding
  • Cost, Price, and Value Analysis
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Miscellaneous

Post-Course Assessment

As outlined above, all students must successfully complete a timed post-course assessment upon completion of the learning experience. Assessments can be taken up to three (3) times to achieve a passing score. If a learner is unsuccessful in achieving a passing score within these attempts, they will be required to take the course again. For the NIGP Sourcing and Contracting Methods competency, students will have 60 minutes to complete all questions in the assessment, with any questions not answered being marked “Incorrect” within Aspire. Once learners receive access, they will have ten (10) calendar days to complete the assessment. Students who do not complete the assessment within this time frame will be required to retake the course.


Pre-Work Requirements

Prior to entering the classroom environment, students will be enrolled in the following self-paced courses to learn and practice necessary concepts.

  • NIGP has not currently identified if pre-work is necessary for this core certificate. Should pre-work be identified, learners will receive the materials two weeks prior to the physical start date. Contact hours will be adjusted to include pre-work.

Length

  • 1/2 Day Course - virtual classroom experience potentially including pre-class assignments at least two weeks in advance of the course and post-class follow up within one week.

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:Jennifer Ahern
Phone:905-878-7252 Ext: 2361
Fax:905-878-6995
Email:jennifer.ahern@milton.ca

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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Competency Module: Standardization

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