A critical role that procurement practitioners serve is benefitting a procurement entity through the establishment of targeted initiatives. Practitioners must understand how to determine the impact of proposed programs. Also, practitioners must understand how to successfully communicate, monitor, and evaluate approved programs.
In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:
- Identify and communicate with stakeholders.
- Provide guidance to program teams.
- Suggest and implement new procurement programs.
Designed to promote applicable experiences for practitioners working in the public sector, NIGP’s Pathways competency courses empower learners with the ready-to-implement actions they need to succeed in public procurement. This introductory course is designed for:
- 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.