Competency Module: Advanced Spend Analysis

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.

There are currently no available dates for this course.


A critical role that procurement practitioners serve is the optimization of spending of taxpayer funds. Practitioners must understand how to provide strategic leadership to the spend analysis process.


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

  • Determine if a spend analysis is needed.

  • Clarify reasons or needs for various purchases.

  • Investigate options for best value.

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

In-Person in 2021
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Contact Hours






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

UPPCC BOK Alignment

Domain II: Sourcing
Domain VI: Strategic Procurement Planning


In-Person (Virtual until 2021) - 1/2 Day

NIGP-CPP Exam Alignment

Area 3: Planning and Analysis

Available in these learning formats...

  In-Person (As of 2021)

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

1/2 Day Course

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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.