Supplies and Services Contracting

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

 

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    Overview

    The Supplies and Services Contracting class is a five-week asynchronous class. You may complete each module at your own pace within the five weeks. The class includes hands-on exercises and supplemental activities designed to involve the student in the learning process. The Supplies and Services Contracting incorporates knowledge checks throughout the program and ends with a multiple-choice exam.

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

    Time: 
    Self-paced 5-week class

    Credits:
    20

    Cost:
    $595

    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

    Contact

    Address

    One Ashburton Place
    Room 1311
    Boston, MA 02108
    Last updated: August 19, 2022
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