Course

Introduction to Public Procurement

  • Date: 04/22/2024 - 04/23/2024
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Arizona
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Arizona
  • Location: Queen Creek, AZ
  • Hosted By: Arizona State Capitol Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mr. Donald G Buffum, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, FNIGP
    Mr. Donald G Buffum, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, FNIGP
    With more than 39 years in public procurement, Don is currently the Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer at Mississippi State University. He previously served as the Director of the Office of Purchasing and Travel for the State of Mississippi. Don is a Past President of the National Association of State Purchasing Officials and was a charter member of the Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing Agents. Don is a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), and is currently the chair of the NIGP Certification Commission. Don is a Past President of NIGP. Don is also a Master Instructor for NIGP. He has participated in several NASPO States helping States projects as well as NIGP Procurement Management Assistance Program (PMAP) projects. On the Faculty of: Fundamentals of Management and Leadership in Public Procurement Introduction to Public Procurement.
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: In-Person
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • CEUs: 1.6

Unlock the essentials of successful public procurement with NIGP's Introduction to Public Procurement course. Delve into the intricate landscape of compliance, ethical standards, risk mitigation, and efficient procurement methods. Gain practical insights to develop valuable partnerships with stakeholders and embrace continuous professional development. Elevate your skills, enhance organizational success, and confidently navigate the dynamic world of public procurement.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Introduction to Public Procurement (Member)$356.00 04/07/2024
Introduction to Public Procurement (Non-Member)$436.00 04/07/2024
Introduction to Public Procurement (Member) $356.00
Introduction to Public Procurement (Non-Member) $436.00
(prices valid until Apr 7, 2024)
Spots available: 16

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

 

  • Ensure compliant with expectations, laws, and regulations that govern public procurement.
  • Determine the best procurement method for a particular solicitation
  • Increase efficiency and independence with procurement related tasks.
  • Develop partnerships with various stakeholders.
  • Plan for continuous professional development.

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 complete the Introduction to Public Procurement, 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.
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Miscellaneous

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
440 Monticello Avenue Suite 1802
PMB 63452
Norfolk, VA 23510

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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Introduction to Public Procurement