Private sector individuals are welcome to attend the seminars and courses presented in the MCPPO program.  In general, most seminars and courses are geared towards public officials.  However, the seminars and courses provide information about the implementation of public procurement laws and the standards for fairness and transparency that would be important for any potential bidder or proposer to know to improve their ability to compete and meet jurisdiction's needs.  Private sector attendees are not eligible to receive MCPPO designations.