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MCPPO Schedule and Classes

We teach about procurement, contracting and ethics laws and practical recommendations to assist public employees and those doing business with the Commonwealth to implement best practices in their own jurisdictions.

The MCPPO program has classes that will benefit a wide range of public employees, 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
  • Auditors
  • Department heads, contracting officers and staff

LINK TO MCPPO MONTHLY CALENDAR VIEW

Please register and pay online for our classes. If you are unable to pay online, then please use the MCPPO Fall Registration Form for September - December classes and mail in your payment.  Please note that we cannot complete your registration until we receive payment. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you in class.  

If you need to renew your MCPPO designation or MSBA-related certificate, but have been unable to take the required classes or earn continuing education credits because of the state of emergency, don’t worry. We have extended all deadlines until October 31, 2020. If you need an additional extension or have other concerns please notify us at MA-IGO-Training@mass.gov.

Current class schedule - Registration closes two weeks before a class starts

Please see the MCPPO Program Class Cancellation and Attendance Policy before registering.

Please see the MCPPO Online Class Technical Specifications before registering.

Blackboard login information will be emailed to registrants two business days before a class starts.

MCPPO Designation Classes

Public Contracting Overview
December 15, 16, 17, 2020

Supplies and Services Contracting - Eight-week Self-paced Online Class
November 30 - January 24, 2021      FULL

Design and Construction Contracting
December 8, 9, 10, 2020

Recertification for MCPPO
November 17, 18, 2020      CLOSED

MSBA Certification Classes

Certification for School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers
November 12, 13, 19, 20, 2020     CLOSED

Recertification for School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers
November 24, 2020      CLOSED

Electives

Emergency Procurement     NEW 1-HOUR WEBINAR
December 9, 2020

Prevailing Wisdom—Confronting Potential Pitfalls and Applying Solutions on Prevailing Wage/Public Construction Projects
December 2, 2020

Real Property Transactions Under M.G.L. c. 30B - Five-week Self-paced Online Class
November 16 - December 20, 2020     CLOSED

Story of a Building Online
Marlborough Elementary School

December 4, 2020

Winter-Related Procurement      NEW 1.5-HOUR WEBINAR
December 3, 2020
January 13, 2021

Other classes (not currently scheduled)

Advanced Topics: Fall

Advanced Topics: Summer

Boards & Commissions: Know Your Responsibilities

Chapter 30B Exemptions and Exceptions

Chapter 30B Terms, Misconceptions and Practices

Charter School Procurement

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

Contract Administration

Cybersecurity 101: Addressing Threats to Local Government

Financial Statement Fraud Training

Governance Primer: A Review of Key Topics for Public Organizations

Invitations for Bids & Requests for Proposals

Procurement Fraud

Running a Successful Procurement Office

Spotlight on Schools

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