Course

Specialization Certificate: Cloud Procurement

  • Date: 08/07/2024 - 08/08/2024
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Mountain Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Mountain Time
  • Location: IDEQ Conference Center, 1410 N Hilton St, Fiscal Office, Boise, ID, 83706-1256
  • Hosted By: Idaho Public Purchasing Association, Inc. Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Ms. Magan Waltari, NIGP-CPP, CPSM, CPPB
    Ms. Magan Waltari, NIGP-CPP, CPSM, CPPB
    Magan Waltari, CPPB, CPSM, NIGP-CPP is an experienced procurement professional with 16 years of experience in the procurement field, with 10 years specific to public transit procurement. She is currently the Procurement and Contracts Manager for Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) in Bellingham, WA. Prior to that, she served as a Project Coordinator for Alpha Technology Services providing back office coordination, project management, and customer support for a variety of national telecommunication construction projects. Magan was presented the 2020 Buyer of the Year by the Washington Chapter of NIGP. She often serves as a procurement subject matter expert for the Washington Transit Association’s Finance Officer Leadership Committee. Throughout her career at WTA, she has assisted peer agencies with DBE goal calculations, policy drafting, staff training, and succession planning. Magan currently serves on her NIGP Chapter Education Committee, Awards Committee, and Lunch and Learn Committees and chair’s the Chapter’s Marketing and Public Relations Committee. She also works with the NIGP Consulting team assisting other agencies with their procurement needs.
  • Level: Advanced Practitioner
  • Format: In-Person
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • CEUs: 1.6
Acquiring and reviewing information needed to procure cloud services is essential for success in the technology arena. NIGP’s Specialization Certificate: Cloud Procurement is a comprehensive learning experience that equips procurement professionals with the skills to navigate the complexities of cloud procurement, mitigate risks, and ensure compliance. This activity-based course focuses on developing cloud solicitations, facilitating negotiations, and administering contracts to achieve equitable agreements and successful project completion. By mastering these skills, professionals can drive cost savings, manage data security risks, and stay ahead in the evolving cloud technology landscape.
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Specialization Certificate: Cloud Procurement (Member: Early)$356.00 06/08/2024
Specialization Certificate: Cloud Procurement (Member: Standard)$445.0006/09/202407/23/2024
Specialization Certificate: Cloud Procurement (Non-Member: Standard)$545.00 07/23/2024
Specialization Certificate: Cloud Procurement (Member: Early) $356.00
Specialization Certificate: Cloud Procurement (Non-Member: Standard) $545.00
(prices valid until Jun 8, 2024)
Spots available: 19

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the certificate, the certificate holder will be able to:

  • Acquire and review information needed to procure cloud services.
  • Develop the cloud solicitation to ensure requirements are met and risk is minimized.
  • Facilitate the cloud solicitation and negotiations to ensure risk is mitigated and the agreement is equitable.
  • Administer the cloud contract to ensure compliance and the successful completion of the project.
  • Prepare for the end of the cloud contract by planning the life cycle and minimizing downtime.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.   

  • Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the NIGP Cloud Procurement Specialization Certificate, 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 of 85% or higher.

Competency Alignment

NIGP’s Specialization Certificates require a strong foundation in the Public Procurement Competency Framework and are designed to be more advanced learnings.

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Miscellaneous

Payment Information

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  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form

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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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Norfolk, VA 23510

Local Contact

Name:Andrew Evans
Phone:208-899-5537
Fax:208-334-2339
Email:aevans@idl.idaho.gov

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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Specialization Certificate: Cloud Procurement

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