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We teach about procurement, contracting, fraud awareness, ethics and governance and provide best practices to assist public employees, private vendors and others in conducting legal and effective business with the Commonwealth and its local jurisdictions.

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About the MCPPO program

MCPPO program classes and trainings benefit a wide range of individuals and organizations, including:

  • Procurement officials and staff
  • Superintendents, school business officials and staff
  • Public works directors and staff
  • Housing authority officials
  • Architects and engineers performing public work
  • Auditors
  • Department heads, contracting officers and staff
  • Not-for-profit employees
  • Members of the public

Registration closes two weeks before a class or training starts

New Spring 2021 Schedule - All classes and trainings will be online

Please read the MCPPO Policies before registering.

Please see the MCPPO Online Class Technical Specifications before registering.

Blackboard login information will be emailed to registrants two business days before a class starts.

Please register and pay online for our classes or trainings. If you are unable to pay online, then please use the MCPPO Spring Registration Form and mail in your payment. Please note that we cannot complete your registration until we receive payment. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you in class.

In early 2021, we will update the MCPPO designation requirements and the application and renewal processes to make them more relevant and inclusive. We will reduce the number of designations from six to two: (1) an MCPPO designation and (2) an Associate MCPPO designation. We will eliminate the MCPPO for Supplies and Services, the Associate MCPPO for Supplies and Services, the MCPPO for Design and Construction and the Associate MCPPO for Design and Construction. Current holders of eliminated designations will be able to convert their designations. We will require new designees to take all three of our core classes — Public Contracting Overview, Supplies and Services Contracting and Design and Construction Contracting — to obtain a designation. More information will be available soon.

MCPPO Designation and Designation Renewal Classes

PCO, SSC, DCC and MCPPO Designation Renewal Schedule
Class name Dates
Public Contracting Overview May 4, 5, 6, 2021
Design and Construction Contracting Check back soon
Supplies and Services Contracting Online  May 24 - July 25, 2021
MCPPO Designation Renewal May 25, 26, 2021

Certification and Recertification Classes

School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers and Charter School Certification
Class name Dates
School Project Designers and
Owner's Project Managers Certification

June 9, 10, 16, 17, 2021

School Project Designers and
Owner's Project Managers Recertification

June 3, 2021

Charter School Procurement

April 28, 29, 2021

MCPPO Electives

MCPPO Training Webinars

The MCPPO program is offering training webinars on various topics about improving government and accountability. All trainings, although geared towards public employees and officials, are available to all interested parties including private sector employees, not-for-profit employees and members of the public.

MCPPO Schedule of Training Webinars
Class name Dates
Boards and Commissions:
Know Your Responsibilities

Registration is closed

Chief Procurement Officer Responsibilities and
Delegation Authority

June 2, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Emergency Procurement Registration is closed
Fraud Awareness (New date and time) April 21, 2021
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
How to Detect Fraud in Financial Statements

April 29, 2021
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Procurement Best Practices for Sewer Systems

Registration is closed

Procuring Legal Services and Working with Legal Counsel Registration is closed
Project Management for Municipal Construction and Chapter 90 Projects Registration is closed
Surplus Supply Disposition Practices
Under Chapter 30B

May 12, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Sustainable Procurement

Registration is closed

Understanding Leadership

Registration is closed

Winter-Related Procurement

Not currently scheduled

Registration Forms



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Room 1311
Boston, MA 02108
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