OIG Education and Training

The Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) program provides a variety of trainings and classes on public procurement, effective contract administration, fraud prevention and more.

In response to COVID-19, MCPPO classes are online only. We remain committed to our mission to promote excellence in public procurement, sound governance and the protection of public resources. Our classes are open to individuals interested in learning about public procurement laws and best practices in the Commonwealth that aid in the prevention and detection of fraud, waste and abuse of public funds. See below for upcoming available classes and trainings by date.

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Upcoming Events

  • Contract Administration - Online Class 

    June 8, 2022, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    This 1-day live online class will provide you with all the necessary tools to successfully and efficiently administer your jurisdiction’s contracts.
  • Spotlight on Schools Online Class 

    Part 3: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
    This 3-part online class will focus on specialized issues and challenges confronting school officials and staff.
  • Chapter 30B Terms, Misconceptions and Practices 

    Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    This 1-day class will clarify certain Chapter 30B practices, including those related to contract amendments, exemptions and cooperative contracts.
  • American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Training (Webinar) 

    June 15, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    This free training will give an overview of eligibility rules for fiscal recovery funds, limits on the use of ARPA funds and reporting requirements.
  • MCPPO Designation and Renewal Update (Webinar) 

    This 30-minute free information session provides a summary of the MCPPO designation and designation updates introduced in July 2021.

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