Developing and Managing Request for Proposals - Accredited

Start Date: 04/24/2019 End Date: 04/26/2019 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Time: 5:00 PM

Location: 11660 Myeron Rd North, Stillwater, MN 55082 

Instructor: Ms. Christine O. Weber, CPPB, C.P.M.

Contact Hours: 22.50  CEUs: 2.30 

Course Description: This course is uniquely designed to prepare procurement professionals to use the RFP process to its maximum potential. The class agenda will identify the process, offer a key understanding of the elements of the proposal and ascertain ways in which the document can be used to its full capability. Pitfalls and success stories will make the class relevant and applicable when planning to incorporate this type of solicitation into the government process.


Strategic Procurement Planning - Accredited

Start Date: 05/22/2019 End Date: 05/24/2019 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Time: 5:00 PM

Location: 11660 Myeron Rd North, Stillwater, MN 55082 

Instructor: Mr. John Lee Robinson, CPPO, CPSM, CPPB, C.P.M.

Contact Hours: 22.50 CEUs: 2.30

Course Description: This course will cover strategic planning within an organization and the importance of its relationship to procurement planning. Planning models will be discussed as will public sector budgeting. Developing key partnerships within the organization in requirements determination will be explored, as this will lead to the development of proper specifications. Pricing strategies employed in the public sector such as cost analysis and life cycle costing will also be covered.


Practical Specifications Writing - Accredited

Start Date: 06/06/2019 End Date: 06/06/2019 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Time: 5:00 PM

Location:11660 Myeron Rd North, Stillwater, MN 55082 

Instructor: Ms. Theresa R. Bauccio-Teschlog, CPPB

Contact Hours: 7.50 CEUs: 0.80 

Course Descrption: This course develops skills based on the foundation established in the Introduction to Specifications online course. It starts with problem statements within a specification, builds to problem specifications and culminates with strategies to approach specifications for unclear and difficult procurement.


Contracting for Construction Services - Accredited

Start Date: 09/17/2019 End Date: 09/18/2019 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Time:5:00 PM

Location:18400 Ipava Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044 

Instructor: Ms. Carolyn L. Everett, CPPO, CPPB

Contact Hours: 15.00 CEUs: 1.50 

Course Description: Procurement is no longer merely the sourcing agent for the materials and services necessary to support construction programs. Increasingly purchasing agents must also shoulder the responsibilities of contract and program managers. What are the non-procurement functions, activities and policies associated with construction management that purchasing agents should be familiar with as their role expands? This seminar examines the many processes and techniques that contribute to successful public works projects.


 How to Register

  • Go to the NIGP Seminar Schedule find your seminar and click the register now link. At the end 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: [email protected] or 1 (800) 367-6447.