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.
This certificate is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:
- Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.
- Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.
- Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.
- Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.
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