Course

Learning Lab 1 : Introduction to RFPs and Starting with the End in Mind

  • Date: 02/29/2024
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Online Learning
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  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • CEUs: 0.4
Instructors: Stephanie Dion, NIGP-CPP, CPPB, Procurement Manager, Canoe Procurement Group of Canada, Victor Leamer, CPPB Spokane County, WA Michael Thornton, CPPO, Civic Initiatives 
 
Each four-hour Zoom webinar will use the Zoom breakout function for collaborative learning to include instructor participation. The breakout sessions will focus on real or created scenarios that support the topic covered in that Learning Lab.
 
Learning Lab 1: Introduction to RFPs and Starting with the End in Mind
 
This session will begin with an introduction to Request for Proposals and correlate the information with the NIGP Global Best Practice on Request for Proposals. the material will then move into how to select the right type of RFP for the situation, focusing on 'Start with the End in Mind.'
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Learning Lab 1 022924: Introduction to RFPs and Starting with the End in Mind (Member)$159.00 02/28/2024
Learning Lab 1 022924: Introduction to RFPs and Starting with the End in Mind (Non-Member)$259.00 02/28/2024
Learning Lab 1 022924: Introduction to RFPs and Starting with the End in Mind (Member) $159.00
Learning Lab 1 022924: Introduction to RFPs and Starting with the End in Mind (Non-Member) $259.00
(prices valid until Feb 28, 2024)

Objectives

By the end of this Lab, learners will be able to:
 
  • Understand the definition of a Request for Proposals
  • Explain the difference between an RFP and other solicitation methods
  • Able to choose when best to use the RFP solicitation process
  • Describe each step in the RFP process 
  • Determine the time frame required for an RFP solicitation
  • Identify the different RFP types
  • Define evaluation methodology that aligns with each RFP type
  • List the differences between the RFP types

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.  


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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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Learning Lab 1 : Introduction to RFPs and Starting with the End in Mind