1. Course Format

    Zoom Virtual Learning Event

    Attendance is mandatory and required for successful course completion. The Zoom meeting link and login information is distributed via email at the start of the course.
     
    In this instructor-led environment, learners interact with a cohort of their peers over a set period. The course experience is built around experiential learning, or “learning by doing,” empowering learners through practical application of real-life tasks while tapping into the experience of both peers and an NIGP-certified facilitator. As part of course registration, students receive a workbook including job aids, practical application exercises, and case studies designed to promote critical thinking and immediate, post-course application of lessons.
     

    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, the Procuring Technology Level 1 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 Specialization 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.

  • Course Fees / Pre-Registration Required

    Standard pricing:

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

    ** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.  

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    Registration & Payment Information

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    Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form), 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: Seminar Registration
    2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350
    Herndon, VA 20171

  • 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 RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. 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.

  • Local Information

    If you would like more information on the event, please contact the local Seminar Coordinator, Stacy Gregg via email at sg31@mailbox.sc.edu.

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