Specialization Certificate - Advanced Construction Procurement

Specialization Certificate: Construction Procurement


  • CONTACT HOURS/CEUs

    Contact Hours: 22.5

    CEUs: 2.3



    LEVEL

    Advanced (Level 2) 

    Designed for public procurement professionals who have at least five years’ experience.



    AVAILABLE FORMATS

    In-Person



    LENGTH

    In-Person

    3 Day



    COMPETENCIES & NIGP-CPP EXAM

    NIGP’s Specialization Certificates require a strong foundation in the Public Procurement Competency Framework and are designed to be more advanced learnings.



    UPPCC BOK Alignment

    Domain 6

Description

Procurement of architect and engineering professional services and construction services is a niche specialty in the profession. While the public procurement principles continue to apply, some practices, methods, and laws are unique to the procurement of professional services and construction. Procuring professional design services and construction can be very challenging, as each project is unique, and often complicated. New and evolving project delivery methods like progressive design-build and construction manager at risk adds new challenges for the public procurement professional. 

Key Benefits to Learner

Upon successful completion of the certificate, learners will be able to:

  • Procure professional design services and construction by applying the latest public procurement best practices
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies that apply to procuring design and construction services
  • Select the most appropriate construction project delivery method for each construction project; and
  • Administer design and construction contracts to meet project goals

Target Audience

This certificate is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:

  • Advanced-level 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.
  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.

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In-Person

3 Day 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.