The need to effectively and efficiently dispose of surplus or outdated materials is critical to the fiduciary responsibility of any governmental entity. Public procurement professionals must not only create processes and procedures by which they can safely and efficiently dispose of surplus, excess, and scrap materials but also determine those elements that must be met in order to safely dispose in accordance with the law.
In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:
Develop processes and procedures to ensure safe, efficient, and ethically-aligned disposal of surplus, excess, or obsolete commodities.
Identify the checklist of items which need to be considered in closing out a contract file.
Identify the purpose of a lessons learned memo.
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.