Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing

This course is sponsored by Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing.

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

Topics include the following:

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

 

The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, August 1, September 1 and December 1.
CEU23.75 hrs
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    May 1 - 4, 2018
    School of Government
    Knapp-Sanders Building, CB #3330
    400 South Road
    Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    View Scholarship Information
    The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, August 1, September 1 and December 1.
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before April 16, 2018 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before April 23, 2018 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after April 23, 2018. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School’s cancellation policy.
    View Hotel Information

    Hampton Inn & Suites 

    6121 Farrington Rd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27517
    919.403.8700

    • Rate - $94.00
    • Booking Code to Use – LGO
    • To reserve a room by phone call the hotel @ 919 403 8700, press 0 and provide the name "Name"
    • Free Parking, WiFi and Buffet Breakfast 
    • Deadline to book - April 18, 2018
    • Hotel Cancel Policy - 6pm day before arrival

    Other Hotels in the area: CHAPEL HILL AREA HOTELS

    Registration for Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing will close Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  Please email Jo Ann Brewer, brewer@sog.unc.edu,  if you have any questions.  

    $550.00

We are now utilizing Sakai; an online site accessible to registrants only. You will receive instructions from me on how to log on this site about 1 week prior to class. (make sure you check your spam/junk folders). If you do not receive this email, please contact Jo Ann at Brewer@sog.unc.edu.

Agenda - Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Jo Ann Brewer

Program Manager
919.966.4197