A critical role that procurement practitioners serve is ensuring deliverables meet an end user’s needs. Practitioners must understand how to inspect deliverables based on specific criteria and manage any issues when a deliverable does not meet the necessary criteria.
In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:
- Create Quality Assurance processes for contracts.
- Perform quality tests and inspections of various types of contract deliverables.
- Accept or reject deliverables based on criteria.
- Develop action plans to address non-conformance.
- Evaluate and conduct a termination of contract.
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 targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:
- Entry to Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as coordinators, buyers, supervisors, managers, senior buyers, 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.
- All levels of suppliers 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.