Course

Legal Aspects of Public Procurement

  • Date: 06/08/2022 - 06/10/2022
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Lorton, VA
  • Hosted By: Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
    Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
    Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, C.P.M. Experience: Kirk Buffington, C.P.M. is the Director of Finance for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida – a position he has held since 2014. He brings 19 years of procurement experience to the profession – including 17 years in public procurement for Florida municipal and county governments. Kirk holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Florida State University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Logistics and Materials Management from Webster University. In service to NIGP Chapters, Kirk has held membership in the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP since 1993 and in the Southeast Florida Chapter since 1995. He has served as the Southeast Florida Chapter Vice President and was the President for two years. Kirk is a Certified NIGP Instructor and served as the President of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. in 2008-2009. In service to the profession, Kirk has also held numerous leadership positions within the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO) and as its President in 2001. He was also a member of the Local Planning Committee for the 1997 NIGP Forum in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Level: Advanced
  • Format: In-Person
  • Contact Hours: 22.5
  • CEUs: 2.3

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: Early)$570.00 04/09/2022
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Member: Standard)$595.0004/10/202205/18/2022
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Non-Member: Early)$670.00 04/09/2022
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Non-Member: Standard)$695.0004/10/202205/18/2022
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Member: Early) $570.00
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement (Non-Member: Early) $670.00
(prices valid until Apr 9, 2022)
Spots available: 30

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:  

  • 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

  • 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.
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Miscellaneous

Course Outline

Day 1

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

Day ​2:

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

Day ​3:

  • Negotiations
  • Software Contracts
  • License Agreements
  • Legal Options
  • Ethics

Length

  • Three Day, In Person classroom experience

Hotel Suggestions

Getaway Hotel and Conference Center at Iowa State University

2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA 50014
 

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

*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:Elizabeth Dolezal
Phone:641-484-9210
Fax:641-484-5364
Email:elizabeth.dolezal@meskwaki-nsn.gov

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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