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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.

Public Contracting Overview                FULL
July 30-August 1, 2019, Harvard, MA

Recertification for MCPPO
July 9, 10, 2019, Worcester, MA

Boards & Commissions: Know Your Responsibilities
July 16, 2019, Springfield, MA (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
August 7, 2019, Littleton, MA (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) FULL

Cybersecurity and Addressing Threats to Local Government        NEW
July 23, Boston, MA

Contract Administration
July 24, 2019, Holyoke, MA

Advanced Topics: Prevailing Wage Concepts and Practices          NEW
August 13, 2019, Boston, MA

Real Property Transactions Under M.G.L. c. 30B
August 21, 2019, Burlington, MA

Advanced Topics: Chapter 30B Terms, Misconceptions and Practices           NEW
August 27, 2019, Stow, MA


Advanced Topics Update-Spring

Certification for School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers

Recertification for School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers

Charter School Procurement

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

Design and Construction Contracting

Invitations for Bids & Requests for Proposals

Procurement Fraud

Running a Successful Procurement Office

Story of a Building

Supplies and Services Contracting

Advanced Topics in Public Procurement for Housing Authorities and Other Jurisdictions

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