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Competency Module: International Procurements

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:

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January 20, 2022
Competency Module: International Procurements (Institute Member: Standard) $310.00
Competency Module: International Procurements (Non-Member: Standard) $410.00
(prices valid until Jan 16, 2022)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
Level: Advanced
Virtual Instructor-Led
March 29, 2022
Competency Module: International Procurements (Institute Member: Standard) $310.00
Competency Module: International Procurements (Non-Member: Standard) $410.00
(prices valid until Mar 23, 2022)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Ms. Lynda Allair, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
Level: Advanced
Virtual Instructor-Led

Description

In certain instances, a functional necessity of the procurement professional is the ability to develop solutions for procurements in an international arena. As such, procurement professionals must be aware of the many legal, logistical, and cultural issues surrounding international procurements.


Objectives

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

  • Determine if a trade agreement is applicable to a specific procurement.
  • Identify potential legal issues in an international procurement.
  • Identify potential logistical issues in an international procurement.
  • Identify potential cultural issues in an international procurement.
  • Recognize actions that are considered unethical in an international procurement.

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

(To schedule, contact events@nigp.org)

Contact Hours

7.5

CEUs

0.8

Length

In-Person & Virtual - 1 Day

Level

Advanced

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

NIGP-CPP Exam Alignment

Area 4: Sourcing & Contracting

UPPCC BoK-C

Domain 3

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

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

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.