Seminar participants may earn 14 CPE credits or qualify for 14 PDPs
$400 Government and Non-profit employees
$600 All other attendees
This two-day class will focus on the nuts and bolts of creating and sustaining an effective procurement office. The class also will examine the challenges faced by procurement officials in addressing the concerns and policies of elected officials, vendors, state enforcement agencies, citizens, and colleagues from departments in their community. Experienced procurement officers as well as staff from the Office of the Inspector General will address issues such as standardizing bidding procedures and forms, the pros and cons of centralized purchasing systems, working with elected officials and departments not comfortable with or committed to proper procurement procedures, handling difficult vendor relations, and many more topics. The class will also look at some successes and innovations in procurement practices and there will be significant opportunities to learn about opportunities for sharing procurement advice, obtaining sample documents, and learning about resources for procurement assistance. This class is open to all interested parties and does not require any prerequisite classes. It may be used for MCPPO recertification credits.