Supplies and Services Contracting - Online Class

November 28 - January 3 (Self-paced)

Contact for Supplies and Services Contracting - Online Class

Office of the Inspector General - MCPPO program

Address

One Ashburton Place, Room 1311, Boston, MA 02108

Overview of Supplies and Services Contracting - Online Class

Fees: $595

This online class provides an in-depth examination of procurements under M.G.L. c. 30B.

The Supplies and Services Contracting class is a nine-week asynchronous class.  You may complete up to two modules each week at your own pace. The class includes hands-on exercises and supplemental activities designed to involve the student in the learning process. The class ends with a multiple-choice exam.

Class dates:
September 19 - October 23 - Registration is closed. Class is full. 
November 28 - January 3
February 13 - March 19 
April 24 - May 28 
June 6 - July 9

Time: Self-paced 5-week class

  • Registration closes two weeks before a class starts.
  • Blackboard® login information will be emailed to registrants.

Topics

  • Overview of M.G.L. c. 30B
  • Writing effective specifications
  • Obtaining price quotations for smaller purchases
  • Obtaining best value using invitations for bids (IFBs)
  • Creating and applying criteria to evaluate proposals
  • Developing performance standards and measures
  • Designing requests for proposals
  • Common bidding challenges and how to resolve them
  • Multi-year contracts, leases and lease-purchases
  • Contract administration for supplies and services
  • Dealing with contractor performance problems

Additional Resources for Supplies and Services Contracting - Online Class

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Upcoming Events for Supplies and Services Contracting - Online Class

  • Public Contracting Overview - Online Class 

    October 11, 12, 13, 2022, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    This 3-day course will provide an overview of the legal requirements for public contracting by local governmental entities, districts and authorities.
  • MCPPO Designation Renewal (Blended Class) 

    Part 1: October 17 - November 6, 2022 (self-paced); Part 2: December 15, 2022 (one-day live webinar)
    This class is for everyone who wants to retain their MCPPO designation.
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