Legal Aspects of Public Procurement Online

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Ms. Kristy D. Varda, CPPO, CPPB
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Course Description



    Designed to be an educational exploration of the legal elements of public procurement, this course will provide a foundation of the principles and general concepts of the law as it applies to public procurement. Course content will address issues such as the Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.), the Model Procurement Code, Sale of Goods Act and the legal implications surrounding solicitations, contracting, and post-award issues. Attention will be given to the ethical issues facing the profession relevant to the law. This course will focus on actual procurement situations with relevant procurement implications using practical examples, discussion, group exercises, and case studies throughout the course.




    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 a minimum of three times 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 uses the textbook Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing by Michael Flynn, Esq. and Kirk W. Buffington, CPPO, C.P.M., MBA. 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. 

    If you wish to take the face-to-face Legal Aspects of Public Procurement 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.

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    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 course requires a 10-person minimum enrollment. 

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


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  • 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.
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    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.