Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Identify and define public purchasing legal terms, concepts and principles.
- Apply basic legal concepts and principles to practical public procurement situations
- Describe how the three categories of law ― the common law of contracts, statutory law and administrative law ― apply to public purchasing.
- Describe how the laws establish the rights and obligations of all parties.
- Distinguish between ethical and legal requirements and apply the appropriate actions and conduct.
- Describe the role of the public professional in the application of procurement and contract law in accordance with the commonly accepted practices of the profession.
Designed to be an educational exploration of the legal elements of public procurement, this course will provide a foundation of the principles and general concepts of the law as it applies to public procurement. Course content includes material from the 2020 3rd edition of Legal Aspects of Public Procurement. The course will address issues such as the Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.), the Model Procurement Code, Sale of Goods Act and the legal implications surrounding solicitations, contracting, and post-award issues. The new edition adds legal issues in RFPs and contract administration. Attention will be given to the ethical issues facing the profession relevant to the law. This course will focus on actual procurement situations with relevant procurement implications using practical examples, discussion, group exercises, and case studies throughout the course.
This course will be of interest to those who are involved in the public procurement contracting process who want to increase their understanding of both the capability and limitation of the law on government procedures.
Though no prerequisites are stipulated for this class, successful participants should have completed the NIGP Introduction to Public Procurement class, or have some introduction to the field of public procurement prior to enrolling.
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.
NIGP’s complete Continuing Education Units (CEU) Policy Statement