MCPPO schedule and seminars

The OIG offers 16 courses. In addition to teaching participants about procurement, contracting, and ethics laws, the MCPPO program provides practical recommendations to assist public officials in implementing best practices in their own jurisdictions.

The MCPPO program encompasses seminars and courses 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
  • School business officials and staff
  • Public works directors and staff
  • Housing authority officials
  • Superintendents
  • Architects and engineers performing public work
  • Auditors
  • Contracting officers; and
  • Department heads and staff

MCPPO schedule and locations

The OIG teaches most of the courses in Boston. However, to simplify the ability to attend certain MCPPO training seminars for those with travel or personnel constraints, the OIG has incorporated videoconferencing into the MCPPO program.

Public Contracting Overview Seminar
September 18, 19, 20, 2017, Boston, MA
October 24, 25, 26, 2017, Boston,MA
October 24, 25, 26, 2017, COMM Fire District, Centerville, MA (videoconference)
November 27, 28, 29, 2017, UMass Amherst
December 12, 13, 14, 2017, UMass Lowell

Charter School Procurement Seminar
October 30, 31, 2017, Malden, MA

Supplies and Services Contracting Seminar
September 26, 27, 28, 2017, Boston, MA
November 14, 15, 16, 2017, Boston, MA
November 14, 15, 16, 2017, COMM Fire District, Centerville, MA (videoconference)

Design and Construction Contracting Seminar
October 3, 4, 5, 2017, Boston, MA
December 6, 7, 8, 2017, Boston, MA
December 6, 7, 8, 2017, COMM Fire District, Centerville, MA (videoconference)
December 12, 13, 14, 2017, UMass Amherst

Contract Administration  
November 7, 2017, Boston, MA

Story of a Building Seminar
November 14, 2017, West Bridgewater, MA

Boards and Commissions
November 28, 2017, Boston, MA

Advanced Topics Update
November 29, 30, 2017, Boston, MA

Procurement Fraud
December 1, 2017, Boston, MA

Drafting a Model IFB
Self-paced -- At your desk

Certification for School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers
November 1, 2, 8, 9, 2017, Boston, MA

Recertification for School Project Designers and Owner's Project Managers
October 19, 2017, Boston, MA

Invitations for Bids & Requests for Proposals    
Running a Successful Procurement Office
Construction Management at-Risk Under M.G.L. c. 149A
Real Property Transactions
 

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