Competency Module: Specification Development
Course

Competency Module: Specification Development

  • Date: 09/16/2024
  • Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 3:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Danny Mays, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPSM, CPSD, CPPB
    Assistant State Court Administrator, Operations
    Danny Mays, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPSM, CPSD, CPPB
    Phone: 410-260-1594Fax: 410-333-7022
    Danny Mays, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, CPSM, CPSD is a seasoned public procurement professional dedicated to ensuring an efficient, transparent, and accessible process for all stakeholders, while maintaining a focus on integrity, honesty, and optimal customer service. In this role with NIGP, he looks forward to the opportunity to leverage his experience to help others reach their full potential. In his current role as Director of Procurement for the Maryland Judiciary, Danny is responsible for managing all procurements across the entire judicial branch, including establishing and maintaining a portfolio of master contracts for use across the judicial branch and beyond. He also administers all grants and memoranda of understanding. In this role, Danny has demonstrable experience with policy writing, streamlining processes and procedures, developing and delivering training, establishing standard templates, implementing emerging technologies and overall organizational transformation.
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • CEUs: 0.4
Developing and preparing effective and open specifications, pricing strategies, and terms and conditions to promote maximum competition in the marketplace is crucial for success in public procurement. NIGP’s Competency Module: Specification Development is an activity-based learning experience designed to enhance your skills in this area. This course, will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to assess stakeholder standardization requirements and determine supplier testing or demonstration needs. By mastering these skills, you will become a valuable asset as a procurement professional and contribute to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of your organization's procurement processes.
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Competency Module: Specification Development (Member: Early)$132.00 07/18/2024
Competency Module: Specification Development (Member: Standard)$165.0007/19/202409/12/2024
Competency Module: Specification Development (Non-Member: Standard)$265.00 09/12/2024
Competency Module: Specification Development (Member: Early) $132.00
Competency Module: Specification Development (Non-Member: Standard) $265.00
(prices valid until Jul 18, 2024)
Spots available: 18

Objectives

  • Assist the end user in developing and preparing effective and open specifications, pricing strategies, and terms and conditions to promote maximum competition in the marketplace.
  • Assess stakeholder standardization requirements to determine supplier testing or demonstration needs.

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.  


Completion Requirements

In order to successfully earn a digital badge in the Specification Development competency, learners must:

  • Complete any pre-work materials provided prior to the course start date.
  • 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 81% or higher.

Competency Alignment

This certificate is designed as an exercise-based experience and is tied to NIGP's Public Procurement Competency Framework. Upon completion of the certificate requirements, learners will have demonstrated the successful foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities in alignment with the following competencies:

  • Specification Development
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If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
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Norfolk, VA 23510


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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 RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. 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: Specification Development

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