Course

Competency Module: Specification Development VIRTUAL CLASS

  • Date: 09/13/2021
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM Arizona
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Arizona
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • Hosted By: Arizona State Capitol Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Ms. Denise K. Finn, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., NIGP-CPP
    Procurement Manager
    Ms. Denise K. Finn, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., NIGP-CPP
    Phone: 239-321-7242Fax: 239-344-5935
    Denise is the Procurement and Contract Management Services Manager for the City of Fort Myers located in beautiful Southwest Florida. Prior to joining the City, Denise served as the Purchasing Manager for Lee County Port Authority, the Associate Director for the University of Kentucky’s Purchasing Division and as the Director of Procurement and Contract Management Services for Yavapai Community College in Prescott, Arizona. Denise has enjoyed the many opportunities that NIGP has helped her with over her career. With over twenty-five years of procurement experience in both the public and private sectors, in the U.S and in Canada, she has a proven track record of designing and delivering outcome-oriented policies and programs that strengthen talent development and organizational effectiveness. Denise is very active in NIGP; The Institute for Public Procurement, FAPPO; Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials and GCAPGO; Gulf Coast Association of Governmental Purchasing Officers, She was a founding member of the Grand Canyon Chapter of NIGP serving as both President and Vice-President and served on the Board of NIGP Kentucky Public Procurement Association. Denise was active in NAEP; The National Association of Educational Procurement during her time in higher education. She served on the Board of NAEP as the secretary, 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President and Executive Vice President of the National Board of Directors and NAEP representative on the E&I Board. She chaired the Professional Development Committee very successfully for seven years leading the team that created the Competency Model that has produced updated job descriptions and changes to the training programs offered both online and in person. Denise was also active with the National Purchasing Institute (NPI) for several years serving on their Board of Directors from 2005 through 2007. Denise served on the UPPCC Board of Examiners for nine years, chairing for the last four; she is proud to be part of the team that has improved Pubic Purchasing Certifications and assisted in make the certifications available to all non-profit schools, both public and private. She has also served on the UPPCC Job Analysis Task Force and the Test Specifications Task Force. Denise has made presentations at national and regional meetings for NIGP, NAEP, NPI, SparX and Educause and is a senior consultant for the NIGP Consulting team. She is passionate about the Procurement Profession, continuing education and certification. Denise currently serves as the Secretary for FAPPO and as the NIGP representative on the NCPPC. www.linkedin.com/in/DeniseKFinn
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: In-Person
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • CEUs: 0.4
This course has been converted to Virtual delivery.
Proper specifications, pricing strategies, and terms and conditions help promote maximum competition in the marketplace, making them an asset to public procurement professionals and end users alike. But the ability to determine viable supplier testing, demonstration needs, or other additional requirements can make specification development a difficult task for even the most veteran procurement professional.
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Competency Module: Specification Development (Institute Member: Standard)$155.00 09/07/2021
Competency Module: Specification Development (Non-Member: Standard)$255.00 09/07/2021
Competency Module: Specification Development (Institute Member: Standard) $155.00
Competency Module: Specification Development (Non-Member: Standard) $255.00
(prices valid until Sep 7, 2021)
Spots available: 24

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 77% 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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Miscellaneous

Length

  • 1/2 Day Virtual Course 

Payment Information

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

*FORM OF PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION FORM FOR ORDER TO BE PROCESSED

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

Local Contact

Name:Telma Bearden
Phone:623-869-2435
Fax:623-869-2249
Email:tbearden@cap-az.com

Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 30 days prior to the seminar 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 30 days 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 VIRTUAL CLASS

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