Course

Technology Basics for Public Procurement

This self-paced course discusses the basic procurement concepts of the four common IT commodities: software, hardware, services, and support. This course was designed for procurement professionals with little or no knowledge of technology. At the end of the course, students are required to take a 20-question assessment. In order to pass this course, students must score at least a 70% on this assessment. The assessment has real-time feedback built in, so learners know how they do right away. Learners can take as much or as little time as needed to complete this course.

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On-Demand
Online: Technology Basics for Public Procurement (Member Rate) $50.00
Instructor: Online Learning
Level: Foundation

Objectives

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

  • Explain why procurement requires basic knowledge of technology.
  • Identify terms related to procuring software, hardware, services, and support.
  • Differentiate between the three types of licenses for procuring software.
  • Determine the relationship between software and hardware.

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

On-Demand

Contact Hours

2.0

Level

Foundation

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

UPPCC Domain Alignment

Domains 4 & 6

Available in this learning format...

  On-Demand

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.