Course

Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement

  • Date: 06/24/2024 - 06/26/2024
  • Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 8:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Hosted By: Arizona State Capitol Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Ms. Kristy D Varda, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Contracting Officer
    Ms. Kristy D Varda, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Originally from Oklahoma and a proud Oklahoma State University Alum, Kristy spent 10 years as a military spouse before relocating to Virginia from Germany. Kristy completed her Masters in Biotechnology Studies in 2008 and her MBA in 2009 while working in a variety of industries. She has been in public procurement for over 11 years and now works as a Capital Contracting Officer for Loudoun County Government. Her passion to help others grow in their procurement profession began with presenting webinars on Sole Sources and Software Procurement. She has been a part of the NIPG taskforce to write the Best Practices series on technology procurement and helped to develop both the Foundations of Technology Procurement and Job Order Contracting Courses for Pathways. She currently teaches a variety of topics for NIGP, is a staff member of Radio NIGP, and an NIGP mentor.
  • Level: Advanced Practitioner
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 24
  • CEUs: 2.4
Acquiring the skills to procure professional design services and construction using the latest public procurement best practices is essential for success. NIGP’s Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement offers an activity-based learning experience, covering topics such as compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies related to design and construction services procurement. Participants will gain expertise in selecting the most appropriate construction project delivery method and effectively administering design and construction contracts to achieve project goals. This specialized certificate equips professionals to excel in the complex and challenging field of construction procurement.
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member: Early)$500.00 04/25/2024
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member: Standard)$625.0004/26/202406/23/2024
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member: Standard)$725.00 06/23/2024
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member: Early) $500.00
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member: Standard) $725.00
(prices valid until Apr 25, 2024)
Spots available: 18

Objectives

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

  • Procure professional design services and construction by applying the latest public procurement best practices
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies that apply to procuring design and construction services
  • Select the most appropriate construction project delivery method for each construction project; and
  • Administer design and construction contracts to meet project goals

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 Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement 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 83% 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

  • Register online with credit card
  • 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:Telma Bearden
Phone:623-869-2435
Fax:623-869-2249
Email:tbearden@cap-az.com

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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Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement

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