MN NIGP 2017 Schedule Course Schedule 

August 10, 2017 to August 10, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM:

CANCELLED Making the Contract Fit the Purchase - NON ACCREDITED

Location: Saint Paul Police Department Western District Training Room. 389 Hamline Ave North, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Instructor:Omid Ghamami, CPSCM,MBA

Contact Hours: 8.00

Course Overview: Choosing the right contract is as important as choosing the right commodity. Targeting the purchase to the contract type can protect the agency and improve results. This course will address the principles and techniques for developing contracts which are appropriate and targeted to the particular purchase being made


September 13, 2017 to Sepember 15, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Legal Aspects of Public Procurement - ACCREDITED

Location: Lakeville

Instructor:Ms. Nancy K. Przymus, CPPO

Contact Hours: 8.00

Course Overview:Designed to be an educational exploration of the Legal Aspects 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 UCC, 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 actual procurement implications.


October 30, 2017 to October 30, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement- NON ACCREDITED

Location: Arlington Hills Library, 1200 Payne Ave, St. Paul, MN 55130 

Instructor: Ms. Mary " Jane" Lopez, CPPO

Contact Hours: 8.00

Course Overview: This course will introduce the student to ethical practices needed during the procurement process. The course will empower the student with the ability to make distinctions between competing choices that face the procurement professional. Being ethical is not always easy, but it is always important. The participant will learn to focus on discernment, discipline and effectiveness as vital elements of ethical decision-making. Both moral and business considerations will be analyzed in this seminar.



 How to Register:

  • Go to the NIGP Seminar Schedule and find your seminar and click the register here link.  At the of the registration process you will be asked for a credit card or P.O. so please have your information ready.

Early Registration: Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.  A late fee of $50 will be assessed for registrations received within 30 days of the course. 

NIGP Registration: For questions regarding registration please contact the NIGP national office: or 1 (800) 367-6447.