Competency Module: Surplus, Disposal and Closeout | NIGP

Competency Module: Surplus, Disposal and Closeout

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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August 12, 2024
Competency Module: Surplus, Disposal and Closeout (Member: Standard) $165.00
Competency Module: Surplus, Disposal and Closeout (Non-Member: Standard) $265.00
(prices valid until Aug 8, 2024)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Danny Mays, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPSM, CPSD, CPPB
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led


The need to effectively and efficiently dispose of surplus or outdated materials is critical to the fiduciary responsibility of any governmental entity.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.

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. 

Purchase the related publication:

Darin L. Matthews, Linda L. Stanley  
Hardback/eBook $88 

Managing Logistics and Transportation in the Public Sector, Second Edition thoroughly examines the world of transportation as it relates to public procurement, stressing the importance of not only procuring the right goods, materials, and services, but also ensuring their proper delivery to their final destination. 


Delivery Formats Available

Virtual Instructor-Led


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Contact Hours






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


In-Person and Virtual - 1/2 Day

NIGP-CPP Exam Alignment

Area 5: Contract Administration


Domain 6

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.


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


This module must be scheduled in-person with an additional 1/2 day module. 

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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 81% or higher.