Competency Module: Business Management and Continuity

  • Date: 09/17/2024 - 09/18/2024
  • Start Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 6:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Level: Advanced Practitioner
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 12
  • CEUs: 1.2
A critical role that procurement practitioners serve is planning for contingencies when business operations are interrupted. Practitioners must understand how to determine risks and mitigate them through the creation of a business continuity plan.
Competency Module: Business Management and Continuity (Member: Early)$312.00 07/19/2024
Competency Module: Business Management and Continuity (Member: Standard)$390.0007/20/202409/15/2024
Competency Module: Business Management & Continuity (Non-Member: Standard)$490.00 09/15/2024
Competency Module: Business Management and Continuity (Member: Early) $312.00
Competency Module: Business Management & Continuity (Non-Member: Standard) $490.00
(prices valid until Jul 19, 2024)
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In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:

  • Explain the major steps to create a business continuity plan.
  • Prioritize essential procurement functions.
  • Identify the resources needed for each procurement function, activity, or task.
  • Identify and evaluate risks to procurement operations.
  • Identify any needs for policy or documentation changes.
  • Create and compile back-up documentation.
  • Plan communications strategies.
  • Identify appropriate emergency contracts and internal entity agreements for specific events.
  • Create a plan to execute the strategies such as prioritizing timelines, budgeting, resources, etc.    
  • Conduct formal emergency preparedness training.
  • Test emergency preparedness policies and procedures.
  • Determine lessons learned from a business interruption or simulation.

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 complete the NIGP Competency Module, learners must:
  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination with a score of 80% or higher.


Payment Information

  • Register online with credit card
  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form


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
440 Monticello Avenue Suite 1802
PMB 63452
Norfolk, VA 23510


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 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: Business Management and Continuity

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