- Identify and define public procurement legal terms, concepts, and principles.
- Describe how the three categories of law—the common law, legislative/statutory law, and administrative law—apply to public procurement.
- Apply basic legal concepts and principles to practical public procurement situations.
Competency Module: Enabling Regulations and Compliance
- Date: 05/26/2023
- Start Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
- End Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time
- Instructor: Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBAMr. Kirk W. Buffington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBAProfessional 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: Foundation
- Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
- Contact Hours: 4
- CEUs: 0.4
Like all things, the practices of public procurement professionals are regulated based on the common, statutory, and administrative laws that bind and protect the responsibilities of public entities across North America. Practitioners must be empowered to not only identify and define those terms commonly associated with the legal profession but also be able to describe and apply the predominant categories of law within the larger function.