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Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement

These certificates let you showcase greater depth and expertise in any number of specialty areas of public procurement. You can gain mastery and advance your learning in new and emerging focal areas of procurement or become a recognized thought leader by pushing your learning boundaries to build deep and specialized skills in growing areas of public procurement such as Technology Acquisitions, or Sustainability.

Course Availability:

View upcoming dates for this course.

September 28, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. William J. Tommie, Jr., CPPO
Level: Advanced
Virtual Instructor-Led
November 1, 2021 - November 3, 2021
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member: Standard) $595.00
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member: Standard) $695.00
(prices valid until Oct 27, 2021)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Time
Instructor: Mr. Darin L. Matthews, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPSM, FNIGP, C.P.M.
Level: Advanced
Virtual Instructor-Led
December 7, 2021 - December 9, 2021
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member: Early) $570.00
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member: Early) $670.00
(prices valid until Oct 8, 2021)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mountain Time
Instructor: Mr. Michael B. Gustafson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, MBA
Level: Advanced
Virtual Instructor-Led
January 18, 2022 - January 20, 2022
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member) $595.00
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member) $695.00
(prices valid until Jan 12, 2022)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. William J. Tommie, Jr., CPPO
Level: Advanced
Virtual Instructor-Led
April 19, 2022 - April 21, 2022
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member) $595.00
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member) $695.00
(prices valid until Apr 13, 2022)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. William J. Tommie, Jr., CPPO
Level: Advanced
Virtual Instructor-Led

Description

Procurement of architect and engineering professional services and construction services is a niche specialty in the profession. While the public procurement principles continue to apply, some practices, methods, and laws are unique to the procurement of professional services and construction. Procuring professional design services and construction can be very challenging, as each project is unique, and often complicated. New and evolving project delivery methods like progressive design-build and construction manager at risk adds new challenges for the public procurement professional. 


Objectives

Upon successful completion of the certificate, the certificate holder will be able to:

  • Procure professional design services and construction by applying the latest public procurement best practices
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies that apply to procuring design and construction services
  • Select the most appropriate construction project delivery method for each construction project; and
  • Administer design and construction contracts to meet project goals

Intended Audience

This certificate is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:

  • Advanced-level 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.

I just finished up the 3-day (Specialty certificate for Construction Procurement) virtual class and absolutely loved it!  …the instructor, Joe Tommie was nothing short of incredible! …Joe facilitated masterfully, ensuring that there was plenty of opportunity to collaborate on scenarios in breakout sessions and welcomed all questions to ensure we fully understood the curriculum.  In short, I couldn’t be more impressed! 

Carrie Mathes, MPA, CFCM, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB, A.P.P.
Procurement Division Manager
Orange County, FL

Delivery Formats Available

Virtual Instructor-Led

In-Person

To schedule, contact events@nigp.org

Contact Hours

22.5

CEUs

2.3

Length

In-Person & Virtual Instructor-Led - 3 Days

Level

Advanced

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

Competency Alignments

NIGP’s Specialization Certificates require a strong foundation in the Public Procurement Competency Framework and are designed to be more advanced learnings.

UPPCC BoK-C

Domain 3

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.


  In-Person

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

3 Day Course

Includes pre-class assignments at least one week in advance of the course and post-class follow up within one week.

Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the Specialization Certificate, learners must:

  • Complete any pre-work materials provided prior to the course start date.
  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.