On Demand: Evaluation Methods

  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: On Demand
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • CEUs: 0.3
  • Recertification: Accredited

The purpose of this course is to provide learners with a foundational understanding of negotiations within the procurement function, to include preparation for, conduct of, and post-conversational remediations to negotiations. During this interactive course, learners begin to use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to navigate through this learning experience that includes reading, video, scenarios, and activities.

Member - On Demand: Evaluation Methods$115.0007/17/202012/31/2054
Member - On Demand: PROMO Evaluation Methods$97.0005/19/202007/16/2020
Non-Member - On Demand: Evaluation Methods$165.0007/17/202012/31/2054
Member - On Demand: Evaluation Methods $115.00
Non-Member - On Demand: Evaluation Methods $165.00


Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Determine the best method of awarding the contract (e.g., in whole or to multiple suppliers).
  • Identify factors that indicate bidders' responsiveness and responsibility.
  • Describe the items included in a bid tabulation worksheet.
  • Select appropriate members for an evaluation committee.
  • Perform a risk assessment for a procurement.
  • Select appropriate evaluation criteria for a specific commodity.
  • Create a weighted evaluation scorecard for a specific commodity.
  • Review proposals for responsiveness and responsibility.
  • Evaluate price proposals.
  • Perform reference checks.
  • Identify the elements in an Evaluation Committee Award Recommendation Report.

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: Sourcing & Contracting by adding these competency modules:

  • Specifications Development
  • Negotiations



  • Learn on your schedule. On-demand training is for professionals who prefer to develop the skills they need on their time and at their pace. Learners can start, stop and rewind the lessons at your convenience.
  • The course is comprised of 3 modules, each with lessons, and an overall course assessment. The course content duration is 3 hour and 15 minutes.

System Requirements

Operating System:

  • Windows Vista SP2 or newer
  • Mac OS 10.5 or higher
  • Linux/Unix (any recent version)


  • Video Card
  • Sound card and headphones or speakers (some assignments have audio components)


Web Browser:

  • The last three versions of the major browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer
  • Other web browsers may work, but may not render all features of the courses
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled


  • Reliable internet connection. Broadband cable or highspeed DSL is recommended for optimal experience.
  • E-mail account (to be able to register and to receive e-mail from the course system regarding registration, course status, etc.)
  • Linux/Unix (any recent version)

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
2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350
Herndon, VA 20171

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds, all sales are final.

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On Demand: Evaluation Methods

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