Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing

October 13-16, 2015

500.00

*****NOTE NEW DATES****
This May 2015 class has been rescheduled for the above dates in October 2015

**For questions regarding registration, resetting passwords, or login issues, please email Registration at registration@sog.unc.edu.** 

This course is designed for new local government purchasing officials and covers basic principles and legal requirements for local government purchasing. Topics include:

  • Competitive bidding requirements for  purchasing and construction contracting
  • Purchasing ethics and conflicts of interest
  • Practical skills such as vendor relations, developing specifications, & bid solicitations
  • Purchasing policies and electronic bidding
  • Decision analysis, motivational strategies, and effective communications
  • Local government law overview, including open meetings and public records
  • Budgeting and fiscal control
  • Surplus property disposal
  • Tips for success from experienced local government purchasing professionals
  • And More!
Attendees

Purchasing officials with less than two years of experience in governmental purchasing.

Credit

The course includes 26 continuing education hours and is a required core course for the CLGPO (Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer) certification.

Faculty coordinator
Scholarships

LGFCU-SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENTSCHOLARSHIP (April 1, Aug 1, Dec 1)

The next deadline for School of Government course scholarships from Local Government Federal Credit Union is August 1, December 1, April 1. These scholarships will cover all or part of the tuition for any SOG course, seminar or workshop. Scholarship applicants must be LGFCU members.

LGFCU offers this program to help nurture the career development of its members who are employed in local government in North Carolina. Awards are made three times each year, or until funds (up to $50,000 annually) are expended. Applications are accepted throughout the year, with deadlines of April 1, August 1, and December 1—so advance planning is helpful.

For information and a copy of the application, visit: https://www.lgfcu.org/benefits-and-services/scholarships/sog-scholarship.

Applications may also be obtained by emailing info@lgfcu.org or calling 1-800-344-4846.

Teaching methods

Lectures and case studies

Duration

4 days

Program

Agenda 

 

Prerequisites

Required: (1) North Carolina Local Government: An Introduction (online module) and (2) Basic Local Government Contracting and Procurement (online module)

Registrants will receive a link to view these modules when they register.

 

Site information

Meeting Location: Knapp-Sanders Building, UNC School of Government

*****NEW HOTEL BLOCK INFORMATION FOR OCTOBER*****
 
Hampton Inn & Suites 
6121 Farrington Rd 
Chapel HIll, NC 27517 
919.403.8700

 

  • Rate - $84.00
  • Booking Code to Use - LGP
  • Free WiFi and Buffet Breakfast 
  • Deadline to book - September 30, 2015
  • Hotel Cancel Policy - 4pm day of arrival
Other Hotels in the area: CHAPEL HILL AREA HOTELS

 

Contact
Program Manager
919.966.4197
Cancellation policy

Course participants who cancel their registration on or before September 29, 2015 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before October 6, 2015 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after October 6, 2015. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School's cancellation policy.