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Charter School Procurement

This 2-day class is designed to assist charter schools to comply with Section 11 of Chapter 46 of the Acts of 1997, which requires certain charter school administrators to earn a certificate of completion from the MCPPO program.

Charter schools are subject to certain state procurement laws, are exempt from others, and are always responsible for sound business practices and best value procurements. Efficient, effective and ethical contracting practices are essential for charter schools working to achieve their goals and objectives in a cost-effective manner. Charter School Procurement concludes with a written examination. 

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Class Level: Basic
  • Instructional Method: Group-Live
  • Advanced Prep: None

Class dates and locations

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Class participants may earn 14 CPE credits or may qualify for 14 PDPs

$400 Government and non-profit employees
$600 All other attendees


Topics covered include:

  • Massachusetts procurement laws applicable to Commonwealth charter schools
  • Recommended procurement practices
  • Overview of legal requirements for public contracts
  • Procuring supplies and services
  • Buying, leasing, acquiring or disposing of real property
  • Legal requirements and best practices for procuring construction services


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