Competency Module - International Procurements

Competency Module: International Procurements


  • 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)



    LEVEL

    International Procurements is an Advanced (Level 2) course, designed for public procurement professionals who have at least five years’ experience.



    LENGTH

    Virtual Instructor-Led
    8 hours

    In-Person
    1 Day

    NIGP-CPP EXAM

    Area 4: Sourcing & Contracting

Completion Requirements

In order to successfully earn a digital badge in the International Procurements 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 85% 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.

Description

In certain instances, a functional necessity of the procurement professional is the ability to develop solutions for procurements in an international arena. As such, procurement professionals must be aware of the many legal, logistical, and cultural issues surrounding international procurements.

Key Benefits to Learner

  • Determine if a trade agreement is applicable to a specific procurement.
  • Identify potential legal issues in an international procurement.
  • Identify potential logistical issues in an international procurement.
  • Identify potential cultural issues in an international procurement.
  • Recognize actions that are considered unethical in an international procurement.

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 course is designed for:

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.  
  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.  
  •  Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function.
  • Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function. 

Delivery 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.

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Virtual Instructor-Led

8 hour 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