Increased Virtual Learning
NIGP is here to support all our members. We are committed to elevating the profession and accelerating your performance with relevant learning. That’s why we’ve been working diligently to deliver more virtual learning options, whether that’s courses, webinars or upcoming virtual conferences.
The benefits of virtual learning are many – including the ability to deliver the same content on the same dates and often with the same NIGP instructor originally assigned to the course. Virtual alternatives provide students, Chapters and the Institute the ability to continue critical learning needed by public procurement professionals today.
NIGP will continue to actively monitor the evolving COVID-19 crisis and update our plans accordingly.
Wishing you and your families health and strength,
Rick Grimm, CPPO, CPPB, FCIPS
April 2, 2020
Words cannot express how proud and thankful we are to our public procurement community for working around-the-clock and doing whatever it takes to keep us safe and going during these unprecedented times. We are honored to serve and support you.
Typically, during this time of year we would be looking forward to plans for NIGP Forum which is scheduled to take place five months from now, from August 23 – 26 in Chicago. Given the unique circumstances we’re currently facing, we realize that many of you may have questions or concerns about NIGP Forum 2020 and we wish to address that.
Our primary concern and highest priority will always be the health, well-being and safety of our members, partners, speakers, instructors, volunteers, and of course our staff. Based on the latest official advisories, we hope that Forum 2020 will continue as planned.
Given the fact that many public entities have delayed decisions on budget and travel approvals until a future date we are taking the following steps:
- Extending our early registration period and the $140 discount through to May 31, 2020.
- Suspending all cancellation fees through July 15, 2020 to give you the flexibility to register before the early registration period ends with the ability to cancel later if your plans change.
We will continue to actively monitor the latest guidance and travel advisories from all credible global public health authorities, and we will amend and update our plans accordingly.
Continue your awe-inspiring work and we hope to see you in Chicago!
March 27, 2020
Reporting Procurement Fraud
The U.S. Department of Justice has provided information on how to report procurement fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic.