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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:

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February 2, 2021 - February 4, 2021
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member) $595.00
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member) $695.00
(prices valid until Jan 26, 2021)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. William J. Tommie, Jr., CPPO
Level: Advanced
Virtual Instructor-Led
March 29, 2021 - March 31, 2021
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member: Early) $570.00
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member: Early) $670.00
(prices valid until Jan 28, 2021)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. William J. Tommie, Jr., CPPO
Level: Advanced
North Charleston, SC
April 5, 2021 - April 7, 2021
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member: Early) $570.00
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member: Early) $670.00
(prices valid until Feb 4, 2021)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. Michael B. Gustafson, CPPO, CPPB, MBA, Mr. Michael E. Bevis, JD, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M, NIGP-CPP
Level: Advanced
April 26, 2021 - April 28, 2021
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member) $595.00
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member) $695.00
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. William J. Tommie, Jr., CPPO
Level: Advanced
Virtual Instructor-Led
June 8, 2021 - June 10, 2021
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member) $595.00
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member) $695.00
(prices valid until Jun 2, 2021)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. William J. Tommie, Jr., CPPO
Level: Advanced
Virtual Instructor-Led
June 21, 2021 - June 23, 2021
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Member) $595.00
Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement (Non-Member) $695.00
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Theresa Webb, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., M.A., NIGP-CPP
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.

Delivery Formats Available

Virtual Instructor-Led

In-Person (CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED VIRTUALLY)

(To schedule, contact events@nigp.org)

Contact Hours

22.5

CEUs

2.3

Length

In-Person (CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED VIRTUALLY) - 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

Domain 6

Available in these learning formats...

  In-Person (CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED VIRTUALLY)

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

2 Day Course (Virtual until 2021)

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.