Technology Procurement Specialization Certificate Level 1 08/22/19 Austin, TX

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8:00 AM
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5:00 PM
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Austin, TX 78701 
Ms. Stephanie L. Akerley, CPPB
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NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement 

  1. Description
    Increasingly, governmental entities are embracing technology and IT infrastructure solutions in their desire to interact more strategically and beneficially with the communities they support. As a result, procurement professionals are expected to procure and negotiate contracts and agreements with more complex terms and
    conditions. Performing these tasks, however, requires the procurement professional to evaluate a multitude of topic-specific factors that affect stakeholders and the governmental entity alike. Promoting an overview of technology procurements, NIGP’s Foundations of Technology Procurement Specialty Certificate provides learners with an introduction to terminology, research practices and opinions, solicitation methods, strategies for risk identification,
    and common mistakes procurement professionals encounter when negotiating and managing awarded IT contracts. This Specialty Certificate introduces and promotes IT best practices by identifying concepts, common risks and issues, and the precise role of the procurement function and public procurement professional in governmental  entities, empowering procurement professional to achieve a legal, flexible, and fair agreements or contracts with confidence.

    Please note, a laptop or tablet is required, participants must provide their own. 

    Contact Hour and Continuing Education Unit Allocation
    Successful completion of the certificate awards the learner with the following:
    ·27.5 Contact Hours
    ·2.8 CEUs
    Target Audience
    This certificate is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:
    ·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.
    The Certificate Holder
    Upon successful completion of the certificate, the certificate holder will be able to:
    ·Determine the appropriate procurement method for IT products, services, and/or solutions.
    ·Develop the solicitation document associated with IT products, services, and/or solutions.
    ·Identify proposal risk and evaluation methods for IT procurement.
    ·Develop an IT demo process.
    ·Develop final IT contract documents.
    ·Prepare for post-award activities unique to IT.
    Completion Requirements
    In order to successfully complete the NIGP Foundations of Public Procurement Strategy and Policy Core Certificate,
    learners must:
    1) Complete any pre-work materials provided prior to the course start date.
    2) Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.  
    3) Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
    4) Complete the final assessment examination with a 70% or higher.
    Pre-Work Requirements
    Prior to entering the classroom environment, students will be enrolled in the following self-paced courses to learn and practice necessary concepts.
    ·Technology Fundamentals for Public Procurement
    ·Negotiating Technology Agreements
    Competency Alignment
    NIGP’s Specialization Certificates require a strong foundation in the Public Procurement Competency Framework and are designed to be more advanced learnings.

    UPPCC Body of Knowledge Alignment
    NIGP’s Foundations of Technology Procurement Specialty Certificate aligns to the following category under the UPPCC’s Body of Knowledge:
    ·Domain VI: Strategic Procurement Planning
    Three-day, face-to-face classroom experience including pre-class assignments at least two weeks in advance of the course and post-class follow up within one week.
  • Course Fees / Pre-Registration Required

    Standard pricing:

    Institute Members - $595 **
    Non-Members - $695 **

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  • NIGP Course Cancellation Policy

    Registration and payment must be received 30 days prior to the seminar start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing No refunds are given for cancellations received within 30 days of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.

    Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information.