OIG Bulletin, February 2021: Spring MCPPO Schedule Information

The MCPPO program is pleased to offer the following classes during the 2021 spring session.

All spring classes will be online. Additional information about classes (cost, credits earned, etc.) and registration forms are available on our spring registration form. Class registration closes two weeks before the class start date. Classes are filling up, so be sure to register soon. Please feel free to call (617) 722-8884 or email us with any questions. Please note that class offerings are subject to change. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Table of Contents

MCPPO Designation and Renewal Classes

Public Contracting Overview (PCO)

March 15, 16, 17

April 13, 14, 15

May 4, 5, 6

Design and Construction Contracting        

Prerequisite: PCO

March 23, 24, 25

April 20, 21, 22

Supplies and Services Contracting

Prerequisite: PCO

April 5 – June 6

May 25 – July 25

MCPPO Designation Renewal

Prerequisite: Valid MCPPO Designation

May 25, 26

MCPPO Elective Classes

Cybersecurity 101: Addressing Threats to
Local Government

March 9

Chapter 30B: Exemptions & Exceptions (NEW)

April 6

Invitations for Bids/Requests for Proposals

Prerequisite: PCO

April 7

Running a Successful Procurement Office

April 8

Diversity & Inclusion in Procurement (NEW)

April 27

Charter School Procurement

April 28, 29

Contract Administration

May 18

Chapter 30B Terms, Misconceptions & Practices

May 20

Real Property Transactions under M.G.L. c. 30B

May 24 – June 27

Prevailing Wisdom—Confronting Potential Pitfalls
and Applying Solutions on Prevailing Wage
and Public Construction Projects Online

June 8

Spotlight on Schools

June 29

MSBA Classes

Certification for School Project Designers &
Owner’s Project Managers (MSC)
June 9, 10, 16, 17

Recertification for School Project Designers &
Owner’s Project Managers

Prerequisite: MSC

March 18, June 3

Training Webinars

Project Management for Municipal Construction and Chapter 90 Projects (NEW) March 9
Boards & Commissions: Know Your Responsibilities March 20 (Saturday Morning)
Procurement Best Practices for Sewer Systems March 30
Sustainable Procurement (NEW) March 31
Fraud Awareness April 21
How to Detect Fraud in Financial Statements (NEW) April 29


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