Course

NIGP-CPP Module A Prep

  • Date: 06/05/2023 - 06/19/2023
  • Instructor: Mrs. Marcheta E. Gillespie, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPM, CPPB, FNIGP, C.P.M.
    President of NIGP Code and Consulting Services
    Mrs. Marcheta E. Gillespie, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPM, CPPB, FNIGP, C.P.M.
    Phone: 520-940-7194Fax: 520-791-4735
    Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM, is currently the President of NOGP Code & Consulting. She is retired from public sector, having served as the Chief Procurement Officer for the City of Tucson. With over 28 years of experience in public procurement, Marcheta is a passionate advocate for her profession. Marcheta was inducted as a Fellow of the Institute in 2019. She was the 2017 Distinguished Service Award winner. She is a past NIGP President (2013-14) and served on the Board of Directors for 10 years. She is a past Chair of the UPPCC and a Council Member for 3 years. She was the first Chair of the NIGP Talent Council and Chair of the NIGP 2.0 Task Force, the historic project of governance model transformation. She has also chaired the NIGP Task Force for the Values & Guiding Principles Initiative, the NIGP Forum Committee and the NIGP Governance Committee. She has been an active leader and member of the NIGP Southern Arizona Copper Chapter since 1991. Marcheta has spoken and trained at hundreds of international, national, regional and local conferences and events. She is an NIGP Master Certified Instructor and has developed numerous training programs as well as written for national procurement publications. Marcheta owns MG Procurement Consulting, LLC, serving as a professional consultant on numerous agency projects. In 2009, Marcheta was selected as the NIGP Copper Chapter Manager of the Year.
  • Level: Advanced Practitioner
  • Format: Blended
  • Contact Hours: 15
  • CEUs: 1.5

Course Format 

Hosted within NIGP's learning management system Aspire, blended courses allow learners to interact with a cohort of their peers over a two-week time period. This experience includes two mandatory virtual class sessions using Zoom where learners are able to collaborate with each other and leverage their instructor's expertise. Additional course components include discussion forums, video lectures from industry experts, downloadable job aids and resources, and a digital student workbook. This option is great for learners with limited ability to travel or learners who prefer the two-week format over 1-3 days in person. 

Course Description

Included with the Module A prep course are items designed to help you prepare for the NIGP-CPP certification exam, including:

  • NIGP-CPP Module A Prep Guide
  • On-Demand Content (includes job aids, videos, handouts, practical application exercises, etc.)
  • Student Workbook 
  • Practice questions

This course reviews the same competencies that are evaluated in the NIGP-CPP certification exam by providing activities and discussions to help you apply what you have learned to real-world scenarios.

However, this course alone cannot fully prepare you for each competency and situation that is covered in the comprehensive exam, as the exam takes into account the entirety of your education and practical experience.

Individuals should enroll in this prep course at least six months prior to their scheduled test date to provide sufficient time for independent review and study. Please note that participation in this course does not guarantee success on the NIGP-CPP certification exam.

Length

Two-week, digitally-based learning experience housed in Aspire, NIGP's Learning Management System

Online Live Learning Events (OLLEs)

  • Orientation: Monday, June 05      1-1:30 PM EST (Optional)
  • Week 1: Friday, June 09      2-4:00 PM EST
  • Week 2: Friday, June 16      2-4:00 PM EST
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
NIGP-CPP Online Prep (Standard)$195.00 06/04/2023
NIGP-CPP Online Prep (Standard) $195.00
(prices valid until Jun 4, 2023)
Spots available: 30

Objectives

Course Outline:

The NIGP-CPP Module A Prep Course reviews the following competency statements:

  • Create Procurement's strategic goals, objectives, and policies in alignment with the entity-wide strategic plan.
  • Manage Efficiency and effectiveness in achievement of Procurement's mission
  • Engage the legislative process to further procurement interest
  • Ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations from the various branches and levels of government
  • Create, implement, and maintain fair, accessible, and transparent policies and procedures that align entity behaviors, priorities, and professional procurement values
  • Analyze information from multiple sources to create a procurement plan to meet the overall entity's goals
  • Analyze current market trends and the impact on procurement planning
  • Use procurement priorities and best value considerations in addition to cost, price, and spend analysis methods to inform decisions
  • Assess risk and implement appropriate risk management approaches
  • Determine most advantageous sourcing, solicitation, and award method
  • Determine the most favorable contract structure and content
  • Manage all stages of the selection process (from receipt of requisition to award)
  • Develop a negotiation strategy that maximizes advantages for all involved
  • Manage a protest consistent with the law and the entity's policies.
  • Establish policies and procedures for contract administration
  • Establish policies and procedures to promote acceptable contract performance
  • Establish policies and procedures to address contract performance issues
  • Create and foster a professional, ethical culture
  • Recruit, hire, develop, retain, and promote procurement professionals
  • Select and implement technology to further procurement goals

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 this course, learners must:

  • Attend all live sessions (OLLEs)
  • Review all on-demand content
  • Complete all practice questions
  • Complete a post course evaluation
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