Competency Module: Management: Protests and Appeals

Competency Module: Management: Protests and Appeals

  • Date: 03/07/2025
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Level: Management
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 8
  • CEUs: 0.8

This course provides guidance on developing strategies to address and prevent issues related to supplier protests. While doing everything possible to avoid protests, procurement professionals must uphold certain rules and standards that can occasionally lead to protests. Protests are often delicate situations that require appropriate responses and cautious actions. The burden of judgement and accountability often falls on procurement leaders. For this reason, it is imperative for procurement leaders to understand how to manage a team during a protest. Procurement leaders are responsible for ensuring that all procedures are followed during a protest and strategies are in place to prevent protests.

Competency Module: Management: Protests and Appeals (Member: Early)$260.00 01/06/2025
Competency Module: Management: Protests and Appeals (Member: Standard)$325.0001/07/202503/05/2025
Competency Module: Management: Protests and Appeals (Non-Member: Standard)$425.00 03/05/2025
Competency Module: Management: Protests and Appeals (Member: Early) $260.00
Competency Module: Management: Protests and Appeals (Non-Member: Standard) $425.00
(prices valid until Jan 6, 2025)
Spots available: 24


In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:

  • Create a protest procedure.
  • Identify the most common causes of protests.
  • Process and respond to protests appropriately.
  • Determine the sustainability of a protest and respond appropriately.
  • Develop solutions to prevent a recurrence of the protest conditions.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Senior-level public procurement professionals and senior-level central warehouse professionals who already have an in-depth knowledge of public procurement and handle or manage high-level, complex procurements for their respective entities.   

  • 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 entities) who direct procurement operations and establish procurement policies.

Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the NIGP Competency Module, learners must:
  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event (including pre-work).
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination.


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: Management: Protests and Appeals

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