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MCPPO schedule and classes

The OIG offers 18 MCPPO classes. In addition to teaching participants about procurement, contracting and ethics laws, the program provides practical recommendations to assist public officials in implementing best practices in their own jurisdictions.


The MCPPO program has classes that will benefit a wide range of public officials, including anyone with responsibility for public procurement, contracting for public works and building projects, contract management or oversight, or auditing in Massachusetts, such as:

-Procurement officials and staff
-Superintendents, school business officials and staff
-Public works directors and staff
-Housing authority officials
-Architects and engineers performing public work
-Department heads, contracting officers and staff

Current class schedule and locations

Most MCPPO classes take place in Boston. However, for those with travel or personnel constraints, the OIG also offers videoconferencing and off-site classes. Please see the new MCPPO Program Class Cancellation and Attendance Policy before registering.

Core classes

Public Contracting Overview               
September 11-13, 2019, Boston, MA     FULL
September 11-13, 2019, Greenfield, MA (videoconference)
September 11-13, 2019, Centerville, MA (videoconference)
September 11-13, 2019, Pittsfield, MA (videoconference)
October 29-31, 2019, Fall River, MA
November 5-7, 2019, Boston, MA     FULL
November 5-7, 2019, Huntington, MA (videoconference)
December 10-12, 2019 Acton, MA

Design and Construction Contracting
September 16-18, 2019, Boston, MA
September 16-18, 2019, Centerville, MA (videoconference)
September 16-18, 2019, Lowell, MA (videoconference)
October 2-4, 2019, Amherst, MA
December 17-19, 2019, Boston, MA

Supplies and Services Contracting
October 22-24, 2019, Danvers, MA
November 18-20, 2019, Boston, MA
November 18-20, 2019, Centerville, MA (videoconference)
November 18-20, 2019, Lowell, MA (videoconference)
November 18-20, 2019, Pittsfield, MA (videoconference)

Recertification for MCPPO
September 24-25, 2019, Boston, MA
September 24-25, 2019, Huntington, MA (videoconference)
September 24-25, 2019, Lowell, MA (videoconference)
November 14-15, 2019, Springfield, MA


Invitations for Bids & Requests for Proposals
September 26, 2019, North Attleborough, MA

Story of a Building: Gates Middle School
October 16, 2019, Scituate, MA

Cybersecurity and Addressing Threats to Local Government
October 17, 2019, Danvers, MA

Procurement Fraud
October 29, 2019, Amherst, MA

Contract Administration
October 30, 2019, Amherst, MA

Advanced Topics Update-Ch. 30B Exemptions and Exceptions
November 21-22, 2019, Boston, MA

Running a Successful Procurement Office
December 4-5, 2019, Boston, MA


Recertification for School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers
October 21, 2019, Boston, MA

Certification for School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers
October 24-25 and October 31-November 1, 2019, Boston, MA

Other classes (not currently scheduled)

Advanced Topics: Chapter 30B Terms, Misconceptions and Practices

Advanced Topics Update-Spring

Advanced Topics: Prevailing Wage Concepts and Practices 

Boards & Commissions: Know Your Responsibilities

Charter School Procurement

Construction Management at-Risk Under M.G.L. c. 149A

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

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