Pathways

Competency Module: Contract Management and Performance

Competency badges form the building blocks of the Certificates Program. You get laser-focused learning in any of the individual competencies that make up the Public Procurement Competency Framework. Competency badges are given after completing any one of the 33 competency modules and successfully passing the assessment.

Course Availability:

View upcoming dates for this course.

December 10, 2020
Institute Member: Standard $310.00
Non-Member: Standard $410.00
(prices valid until Dec 4, 2020)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. Zac Christensen, CPPB
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
August 23, 2021
Institute Member: Early $285.00
Non-Member: Early $385.00
(prices valid until Jun 24, 2021)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. Edward Pabor, CPPO, C.P.M., CDT
Level: Foundation
Columbus, OH

Description

Contract management and performance are at the heart of public procurement, with legally-enforceable contracts fulfilling the needs of our entities, our stakeholders, and our communities at large. As such, public procurement professionals must be able not only to draft and finalize a contractually-binding agreement but also to manage all parties and stakeholders, ensuring that the obligations of both the contractor and entity are fulfilled throughout the life of the contract.


Objectives

In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:

  • Ensure all of the required duties and tasks, along with applicable legal clauses, are included in the final contract by consulting with end users and legal staff as required.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of contract administration team members.
  • Ensure that all parties involved in a contract are meeting identified deliverables, payment milestones, and terms as specified in the contract.
  • Promote enhanced supplier relationship management through consistent, intentional, and effective communication.
  • Describe how to create or customize terms and conditions in a contract to meet the needs of the entity.

Intended Audience

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. 

Delivery Formats Available

Virtual Instructor-Led

In-Person (CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED VIRTUALLY)

(To schedule, contact events@nigp.org)

Contact Hours

7.5

CEUs

0.8

Level

Advanced

Designed for public procurement professionals who have at least five years’ experience.

Length

In-Person (CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED VIRTUALLY) - 1 Day

NIGP-CPP Exam Alignment

Area 5: Contract Administration

Available in these learning formats...

 Virtual Instructor-Led

This format combines the best of in-person learning by offering live participation with instructors and peers.


  In-Person (CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED VIRTUALLY)

Instructor led discussion style classroom setting for those who prefer focused learning with maximum in-person interactions with instructors and peers.

1 Day Zoom

  • Digitally-based learning experience housed in Aspire, NIGP’s learning management system.

Zoom Virtual Learning Event

Attendance is mandatory and required for successful course completion. The Zoom meeting link and login information is distributed via email at the start of the course.

Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the NIGP Competency Module, learners must:

  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination with a score of 85% or higher.

1 Day Course

To schedule in-person, contact events@nigp.org

 

Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the NIGP Competency Module, learners must:

  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination with a score of 85% or higher.