Key 3 - All Contact Hours, CEUs and Accredited

UPPCC Domain Alignment

Domains Key

NIGP is authorized by IACET to offer CEU Credits for this program. To learn more about IACET and CEU Credits, visit  

The instructor has no proprietary interest in the development or marketing of this seminar and no financial interest in NIGP.

Objectives and Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different budgeting processes and financing options governments use for public improvement projects
  • Define and describe the basic steps in hiring a design professional for a governmental construction project
  • Differentiate and determine the best contracting method for a specific construction project.
  • Identify the elements in the construction life cycle and describe the roles and responsibilities of the teams in each element
  • Differentiate the options and related impacts of green / sustainable construction processes.
  • Identify the basic elements of the contract administration plan and identify the roles and responsibilities of all the parties.

Intended Audience

Intended for Public Procurement Professionals involved in the construction process, contracting officers technical representatives, facilities management, engineers, private contractors, project managers, contract administrators, risk managers, and contract auditors.


Completion of Contract Administration in the Public Sector is recommended.


Procurement is no longer merely the sourcing agent for the materials and services necessary to support construction programs. Increasingly, purchasing agents must also shoulder the responsibilities of contract and program managers. What are the non-procurement functions, activities, and policies associated with construction management that purchasing agents should be familiar with as their role expands? This course examines the many processes and techniques that contribute to successful public works projects. Understanding how construction projects are initially defined and budgeted, the responsibilities of the project manager, major methods of construction, and how to select contractors is critical to every capital development program. By defining terms that may be unique to infrastructure development and clarifying the many elements of the pre-, mid-, and post-construction phases, this course is very useful to both beginning and experienced construction contract managers.

Course Outline

Day ​1

  • Pre-test
  • Construction contract risks and laws
  • Planning and Budgeting
  • Project Management
  • Construction Contacting Methods

Day ​2:

  • Contracting for Design Services
  • Contracting for the General Contractor
  • Contract Administration
  • Green Building and Social Responsibility



2 Day Course

Textbook provided

Requirements of Participants to Receive Certificate of Completion

  • Attendance at the entire course is mandatory. NIGP does not issue partial CEU credits or contact hours.
  • In order to receive credit for the course, participants must pass a final assessment
  • A course evaluation must be completed prior to the completion of the course.
  • Students will receive the Certificate of Completion after completing the final assessment and course evaluation.

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