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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

  • Advanced Topics 

    Thursday, December 2, 2021
    8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    This online class is geared toward those interested in exploring a variety of advanced topics and procurement practices.
  • Public Contracting Overview Class 

    December 7, 8, 9, 2021, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    This 3-day course will provide an overview of the legal requirements for public contracting by local governmental entities, districts and authorities.
  • Story of a Building "Renovation” - Online Class 

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Is your school ripe for a renovation? Learn how the Webster School District transformed its outdated building and achieved sustainability goals.
  • Real Property Transactions Under M.G.L. c. 30B 

    December 13, 2021 - January 16, 2022
    This 5-week self-paced class covers the statutes and procedures that apply to the acquisition and disposition of land and buildings by local governmental bodies.
  • Design and Construction Contracting Class 

    December 14, 15, 16, 2021
    This 3-day class is tailored to public employees involved in the design and construction of public buildings and public works.
  • MCPPO Designation Renewal Class 

    Part 1: February 7-February 28, 2022 (self-paced), Part 2: May 18, 2022 (1-day class - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
    This class is for everyone who wants to retain their MCPPO designation.

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