Introduction to Public Procurement
Course

Introduction to Public Procurement

  • Date: 09/23/2024 - 09/24/2024
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Mountain Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Mountain Time
  • Location: BRANTNER GULCH C , 4430 S Adams County Pkwy, Brighton, CO, 80601-8212
  • Hosted By: Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mrs. Marcheta E. Gillespie, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., FNIGP, CPPB, CPM
    Mrs. Marcheta E. Gillespie, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., FNIGP, CPPB, CPM
    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: 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 09/05/2024
Introduction to Public Procurement (Non-Member)$436.00 09/05/2024
Introduction to Public Procurement (Member) $356.00
Introduction to Public Procurement (Non-Member) $436.00
(prices valid until Sep 5, 2024)
Spots available: 22

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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PMB 63452
Norfolk, VA 23510

Local Contact

Name:Anna Forristall
Phone:720-523-6297
Fax:720-523-6058
Email:AForristall@adcogov.org

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