Contracting for Public Sector Services Online

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Ms. Joyce D. Foster, CPPO, CPPB
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Course Description

  1. Overview 

    Faced with the challenge of identifying best value how do public procurement professionals successfully engage partners to achieve efficiency, effectiveness and the social goals of the community? This course examines the process beginning with the “make or buy” decision, through special considerations of the RFP, contract award and contract administration. Contracting for services dominates contract spending at all levels of government in countries around the world. It’s important to do it correctly.


    Please refer to the course syllabus for specific course requirements, but at a minimum:
    • There is a participation requirement for this course, students are required to post in the weekly discussion thread to pass the course
    • There is an exam requirement for this course, students are required to obtain a minimum of a 70% on the final assessment to pass the course
    • The course is designed for a single user. Only the student who has enrolled in and paid for the course can receive credit for it.

     This course is based on the textbook Contracting for Public Sector Services by Lawrence L. Martin, Ph.D. and John R. Miller, CPPO. Course participants will receive a non-printable eBook version of the text.  Hardcover textbooks are available to registrants at a 40% discount through the NIGP online bookstore. The course confirmation email will contain the discount code needed to apply toward the purchase of the hardcover text.



    Technical Requirements

  • Member

    Pay only $530


    Pay only $730

    Registration is limited and will be accepted on a first come - first served basis. 

    Registration and payment must be received one business day prior to the online course start date.  This class requires a 10-person minimum enrollment. 

    Register online with credit card by clicking the register button below.
    Register by fax (Download print and fax form)

    Methods of Payment Accepted:

    Check (make checks payable to “NIGP”) and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

     If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:

    NIGP, Attn: Customer Care
    2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350
    Herndon, VA 20171


  • Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done up to one business day prior to the course starting, the written request must be sent to There will be no other transfers allowed.
    For questions, please contact us at
    A full refund, less a $150 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 online course is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.
  • Contracting for Public Sector Services Online
    Type: ONLINE

    Contracting for Public Sector Services Online ...