Pathways

Competency Module: Sourcing and Contracting Methods

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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September 21, 2021
Competency Module: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Member: Standard) $310.00
Competency Module: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Non-Member: Standard) $410.00
(prices valid until Sep 15, 2021)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Instructor: Ms. Rebecca L. Kee, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
October 7, 2021
Competency Module: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Member: Standard) $310.00
Competency Module: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Non-Member: Standard) $410.00
(prices valid until Aug 29, 2021)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Ms. Bobbie Tolston, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
October 28, 2021
Competency Module: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Member: Early) $285.00
Competency Module: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Non-Member: Early) $385.00
(prices valid until Aug 29, 2021)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Time
Instructor: Ms. Denise E. Badillo, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
December 15, 2021
Competency Module: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Member: Early) $285.00
Competency Module: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Non-Member: Early) $385.00
(prices valid until Oct 16, 2021)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mrs. Marcheta E. Gillespie, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPM, CPPB, FNIGP, C.P.M.
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
February 8, 2022
Competency Module: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Member: Standard) $310.00
Competency Module: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Non-Member: Standard) $410.00
(prices valid until Feb 2, 2022)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Ms. Bobbie Tolston, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
On-Demand
On Demand: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Member) $115.00
On Demand: Sourcing and Contracting Methods (Non-Member) $165.00
Instructor: Online Learning
Level: Foundation

Description

Sourcing and contracting methods are the heart of the procurement function, empowering public procurement professionals with the information they need to perform their essential job functions. The ability to not just identify the appropriate source selection method but also to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of each is critical for the success of the procurement professional.


Objectives

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

  • Identify the appropriate source selection method and describe the components required to successfully meet the needs of the end user.
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of contracting for commodities.

Intended Audience

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.

Delivery Formats Available

Virtual Instructor-Led

In-Person

(To schedule, contact events@nigp.org)

On-Demand

Contact Hours

Virtual & In-Person
7.5

On-Demand

4.0

Virtual & In-Person
0.8

On-Demand
0.4

Level

Foundations

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

Length

In-Person and Virtual - 1 Day

NIGP-CPP Exam Alignment

Area 4: Sourcing & Solicitations and Area 5: Contract Administration

UPPCC BOK

Domain 3 & 6

GET A DESIGNATION

Take these 3 Core Certificates to receive a Public Procurement Associate Designation
1
Foundations of Strategy & Policy
2
Foundations of Planning & Analysis
3
Foundations of Sourcing & Contracting
1
Foundations of Strategy & Policy
2
Foundations of Planning & Analysis
3
Foundations of Sourcing & Contracting

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.


  On-Demand

This format offers 100% self-paced sessions that are accessible 24/7. Best of all, Pathways content comes with lifetime access and no pre-set due dates. So take as little or as long as you need to complete your work.


  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 77% or higher.

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 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 77% or higher.

Please Note: This On-Demand certificate is an abbreviated learning experience that emphasizes individual learning. As such, the contact hours have been adjusted based on average user experience. In addition, pre-work is not a requirement as these materials have been built into the self-paced learning experience.