Competency Module - Sourcing & Contracting Methods

Competency Module: Sourcing & Contracting Methods



  • CONTACT HOURS/CEUs

    Contact Hours

    Virtual Instructor-Led & In-Person - 7.5

    CEUs

    Virtual Instructor-Led & In-Person - 0.8



    AVAILABLE FORMATS

    Virtual Instructor-Led
    In-Person (To schedule, contact events@nigp.org)



    LENGTH

    Virtual Instructor-Led & In-Person

    1 Day



    UPPCC BOK

    Domain 1 & 6



    Competencies

    Get a Core Certificate: Foundations of Sourcing & Contracting by adding these competency modules:

    Specification Development
    Evaluation Methods
    Negotiations
    Protests & Appeals
    International Procurements



    NIGP-CPP EXAM

    Area 4: Sourcing & Solicitation
    Area 5: Contract Administration

Description

Sourcing and contracting methods are the heart of the procurement function, empowering public procurement professionals with the information they need to perform their essential job functions. The ability to not just identify the appropriate source selection method but also to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of each is critical for the success of the procurement professional.

Key Benefits to Learner

  • Identify the appropriate source selection method and describe the components required to successfully meet the needs of the end user.
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of contracting for commodities.

Target Audience

Designed to promote applicable experiences for practitioners working in the public sector, NIGP’s Pathways competency courses empower learners with the ready-to-implement actions they need to succeed in public procurement. This introductory course is designed for:

  • 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.

Completion Requirements

In order to successfully earn a digital badge in the Sourcing and Contracting Methods competency, learners must:

  1. Complete any pre-work materials provided prior to the course start date.
  2. Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  3. Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  4. Complete the final assessment examination with a score of 77% or higher.

Please Note: The final assessment passing score may change prior to the date of the course based on an assessment audit. The necessary score will be communicated to students during the course proper.

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Virtual Instructor-Led

1 Day Course
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.

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In-Person

1 Day Course
Eight-hour, face-to-face classroom experience potentially including pre-class assignments at least two weeks in advance of the course and post-class follow up within one week.

To schedule, contact events@nigp.org