Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Identify the protection offered by various types of surety bonds and how to obtain maximum protection from them
- Structure bidder responsibility criteria in order to limit the chance of an unqualified contractor being awarded the project
- Articulate the key components of a contractor performance evaluation program that can be used to find a low bidder not a responsible contractor
- Write addenda to the bid documents that are clear and easily understood by bidders
- Identify key costs that may be included in an agency’s establishment of a daily liquidated damages amount
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.