Course

Standardization

  • Date: 03/02/2022
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Ms. Sharon T. Lewis, CPPB, M.P.S., M.A., VCO
    Purchasing Division Chief
    Ms. Sharon T. Lewis, CPPB, M.P.S., M.A., VCO

    Professional Certification(s) obtained:
    CPPB, VCO, C.P.M.

    Experience:
    Purchasing Manager, City of Roanoke, VA
    12 years experience local government, Higher Education procurement
    17 years private purchasing
    Board of Directors, Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (VMSDC)

    Education:
    Associate - Strayer University Acquisition & Contracts Mgmt Bachelors - Strayer University - Business, with a Major in Acquisition & Contracts Mgmt, Minor in Legal Studies Masters in progress - George Washington University School of Law - Masters in Paralegal Studies (M.P.S.)

    On the Faculty of:
    Contract Administration
    CPPB Prep
    Introduction to Public Procurement
    Developing and Managing Request for Proposals

  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • CEUs: 0.4

As stewards of the public trust and the party responsible for ensuring the value of the taxpayers’ dollar is obtained, public procurement professionals must consistently strive to ensure the ethical and legal expenditure of the entity’s funds. Key to this responsibility is the establishment of cross-departmental agreements based on the characteristics and quality of purchased products through the use of standards.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Competency Module: Standardization (Institute Member: Standard)$155.00 02/23/2022
Competency Module: Standardization (Non-Member: Standard)$255.00 02/23/2022
Competency Module: Standardization (Institute Member: Standard) $155.00
Competency Module: Standardization (Non-Member: Standard) $255.00
(prices valid until Feb 23, 2022)
Spots available: 24

Objectives

NIGP's Standardization course creates a dedicated learning experience where students leave with the ability to:

  • Analyze the requirements of various internal stakeholders in order to adopt one set of specifications for commonly procured commoditites.
  • Design contracts that satisfy the shared needs of multiple internal stakeholders to promote efficiency of the procurement function.

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 Standardization competency, learners must:

  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final examination with a score of 82% or higher.

Please Note: The final assessment passing score may change prior to the date of the course based on an assessment audit. The necessary score will be communicated to students during the course proper.

Competency Alignment

Get a Core Certificate: Foundations of Planning & Analysis by adding these competency modules:

  • Requirements Planning and Understanding
  • Cost, Price, and Value Analysis
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Miscellaneous

Post-Course Assessment

As outlined above, all students must successfully complete a timed post-course assessment upon completion of the learning experience. Assessments can be taken up to three (3) times to achieve a passing score. If a learner is unsuccessful in achieving a passing score within these attempts, they will be required to take the course again. For the NIGP Sourcing and Contracting Methods competency, students will have 60 minutes to complete all questions in the assessment, with any questions not answered being marked “Incorrect” within Aspire. Once learners receive access, they will have ten (10) calendar days to complete the assessment. Students who do not complete the assessment within this time frame will be required to retake the course.


Pre-Work Requirements

Prior to entering the classroom environment, students will be enrolled in the following self-paced courses to learn and practice necessary concepts.

  • NIGP has not currently identified if pre-work is necessary for this core certificate. Should pre-work be identified, learners will receive the materials two weeks prior to the physical start date. Contact hours will be adjusted to include pre-work.

Length

  • 1/2 Day Course - virtual classroom experience potentially including pre-class assignments at least two weeks in advance of the course and post-class follow up within one week.

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


Sessions

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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