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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.


We have released the summer calendar early this year because we know that you need to plan your summer in advance of vacation schedules and other commitments.  We look forward to receiving your registrations after July 1st.   Thank you for your interest in the MCPPO program!


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.

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

Design and Construction Contracting
May 28, 29, 30, 2019, Boston, MA       FULL
May 28, 29, 30, 2019, Haverhill, MA (videoconference)      FULL

Procurement Fraud
May 22, 2019, Falmouth, MA

Certification for School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers
June 5, 6, 12, 13, 2019, Boston, MA

Recertification for School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers
June 14, 2019, Boston, 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.)

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

Advanced Topics Update-Spring

Charter School Procurement

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

Invitations for Bids & Requests for Proposals

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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