Debriefing Suppliers and Avoiding Protests | NIGP

Debriefing Suppliers and Avoiding Protests

This self-paced mini-course is presented in a pre-recorded webinar format and includes a related text excerpt, quiz, and final assessment to gauge your understanding of the content. This course will explain that by taking the time to debrief your suppliers after complex procurements, you can minimize protests and maximize competition for your agency. Protest policies and procedures protect the interests of the agency and the right preparation prior to the debriefing session helps answer suppliers’ questions. Learn the tools that mitigate challenges so you can successfully handle a debriefing that results in better competition in the future.

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Debriefing Suppliers and Avoiding Protests Online Training (Member) $50.00
Debriefing Suppliers and Avoiding Protests Online Training (Non-Member) $100.00
Instructor: Online Learning
Level: Foundation


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List the benefits of procurement debriefings to both buyers and suppliers
  • Apply an effective approach to debriefing suppliers
  • Identify warning signs that a protest may be coming
  • Describe ways to mitigate risk once a protest has been received

Intended Audience

This course 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.  

Delivery Formats Available


Contact Hours






Designed for public procurement professionals who are new to the profession or have 1-5 of experience.

UPPCC Domain Alignment

Domains 1, 2, & 3

Available in this learning format...


This format is 100% self-paced and designed for those who want complete control of their schedule and learning timelines. Sessions are pre-recorded with lifetime access, ensuring there’s no expiration date.

Learn on your schedule

On-demand training is for professionals who prefer to develop the skills they need on their time and at their pace. Learners can start, stop and rewind the lessons at your convenience.

Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete, learners must:

  • Complete all course modules.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.