Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Analyze business pricing structures and develop strategies to deal with them.
- Recognize the characteristics and objectives of license agreements.
- Develop contract strategies to minimize on-going cost, maximize license utility, and protect the interests of their entities.
- Use techniques for dealing with changing technology to the advantage of your organization.
This course 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.