Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector Online

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Ms. Stacy Gregg, CPPO, CPPB
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Course Description
  1. Overview

    The direction of public sector organizations has generated increased demand for strategic procurement planning and participation by procurement professionals in the actual implementation of many projects—particularly out-sourcing, privatization, and public-private partnerships. This course provides practical tools and approaches that can be used by the procurement practitioner to contribute to an organization’s strategic mission. These include the development of strategic plans, the strategic role of procurement in the budget process, pricing strategies and value-adding analysis techniques, the tools and analytics of strategic sourcing, client satisfaction strategies, and talent management. Practical examples, discussion, group exercises, and case studies will be used throughout the course.


    On a weekly basis, learners will be required to: 

    1. Complete reading assignments from the textbook and other articles provided. Participants may always read ahead.
    2. Respond to discussion questions posted by the instructor on the discussion board.  Participants answer with a well thought-out response and also comment on other students' responses.
    3. Collaborate within a team to complete and submit an online assignment, allowing participants to apply principles to situations. Individuals are responsible for contributing fully to the group assignments.
    4. Complete a self-assessment that reviews the terminology and concepts introduced during the week.

    At the end of the 10 weeks, participants must achieve a passing score of 70% on the final exam.

    Course participants will receive a non-printable eBook version of the Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector text. Hardcover textbooks are available to registrants as a 40% discount through the NIGP online store. The course confirmation email will contain the discount code need to apply towards the purchase of the hardcover text.

    If you wish to take the face-to-face Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector course instead, please view the course catalog.  The content and final exam is the same for both course types. Successful completion of the online course will earn 32 contact hours for the learner. NIGP will not issue partial contact hours.  

    Technical Requirements


  • Member

    Pay only $745


    Pay only $945

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

    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


  • If you cannot attend an online class, you may register someone else in your place up to the start date of the course. There will be no other transfers allowed. If this is not an option for you, cancellations must be received in writing no later than three days before the posted start date of the course. Registrants who choose to cancel shall retain the eBook and will be refunded the registration fee minus $150. Please note, that if you don’t cancel or you don’t do not participate during the first week after the start of class, you will be dropped from the course and are not eligible for a refund.

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