Course

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, MBA
    Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, NIGP-CPP, 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: 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.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Competency Module: Enabling Regulations & Compliance (Member: Standard)$165.00 05/22/2023
Competency Module: Enabling Regulations & Compliance (Non-Member: Standard)$265.00 05/22/2023
Competency Module: Enabling Regulations & Compliance (Member: Standard) $165.00
Competency Module: Enabling Regulations & Compliance (Non-Member: Standard) $265.00
(prices valid until May 22, 2023)
Spots available: 24

Objectives

  • 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.

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.  


Competency Alignment

Get a Core Certificate: Foundations of Strategy & Policy by adding these competency modules:

  • Mission & Public Benefit
  • Ethics, Integrity and Transparency
  • Legislation & Legal Environment
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Miscellaneous

Length

  • 1/2 Day Virtual Course 



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Cancellation Policy

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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: Enabling Regulations and Compliance

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