Course

Introduction to Public Procurement

  • Date: 06/11/2024 - 06/12/2024
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Hosted By: Central Florida Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Ms. Lynda Allair, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
    Retired
    Ms. Lynda Allair, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
    Lynda Allair, CPPO has forty years of experience as a Public Sector Procurement Leader, involving policy development, post-merger amalgamation of functional groups, complex acquisitions, project implementation and change management, as well as business transformation within the provincial, municipal and health care sectors. Lynda retired from the BPS Supply Chain Secretariat, now a division of Supply Chain Ontario, for which she was a Project Lead providing project management advice and support to the broader public sector to modernize supply chain processes. Lynda is a Content Developer and Instructor for NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement. She also instructs courses in public procurement at the University of Guelph and others upon request, as well as providing consulting services through NIGP's Consulting program. She is a frequent speaker at NIGP Forum and other public sector events. She is a Past President of the Ontario Public Buyers Association chapter of NIGP and served nearly ten years as a Canadian Public Procurement Council (CPPC) Board member from its inception. She is a Lions Club member, a Library Board member, Chair of her local Church Board and volunteers within the community. On the Faculty of: Pathways Program; Alternative Dispute Resolution; CPPB Prep; CPPO Prep; Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing; and Risk Management in Public Contracting.
    , Ms. Barbara R. Johnson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, FNIGP, CPPB
    APO, Retired
    Ms. Barbara R. Johnson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, FNIGP, CPPB
    Barb is the former Agency Procurement Officer for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. She also served as the Procurement Manager for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority and the City of Columbus. Barb is currently serving on the NIGP Certification Commission. Barb has served on the NIGP Board of Directors and many Public Procurement Institute committees and task forces. In 2014, NIGP honored Barb with a Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the Institute, the Procurement Profession and the entity she served. In 2008, NIGP recognized Barb as the Manager of the Year Awardee. In 2019, Barb co-developed the Pathways Module entitled "Mission and Public Benefit." In 2010, she co-authored the update to the text entitled “Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector.” She also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Procurement (JOPP.) Barb has instructed courses and workshops for The Ohio State University, NIGP-The Institute for Public Procurement, ISM – Institute for Supply Management, and many others upon request. Barb instructs many of NIGP's Pathways Courses as well as Risk Management, Legal Aspects and more.
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • 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: Standard)$356.00 06/09/2024
Introduction to Public Procurement (Non-Member: Standard)$436.00 06/09/2024
Introduction to Public Procurement (Member: Standard) $356.00
Introduction to Public Procurement (Non-Member: Standard) $436.00
(prices valid until Jun 9, 2024)
Spots available: 10

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:

  • 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 85% or higher.
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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
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Local Contact

Name:Lisa Kesecker
Phone:407-870-4622 Ext: 65518
Fax:407-870-4616
Email:Lisa.Kesecker@OsceolaSchools.net

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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Introduction to Public Procurement