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

HOTEL:

Hampton Inn & Suites
6121 Farrington Rd. 
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.403.8700
Deadline to book: March 26, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill

A block of rooms has been set up at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill with a rate of $94.00. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online visit chapelhillsuites.hamptoninn.com and use Group Code “BPG”. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-403-8700, press 0 and provide the  Group Name “Basic Purchasing".

 

Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)
CEU23.75 hrs
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    April 28 - May 1, 2020
    UNC School of Govermnent
    400 South Rd
    Knapp-Sanders Building
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before April 20, 2020 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after April 21, 2020, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
    $560.00
    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.

Materials and other related items will be provided via a secure site for class participants. You will receive instructions on accessing this secure site about 2 weeks prior to class. 

For Planning purposes, the 2019 agenda is below-(subject to change). Once the 2020 agenda is finalized, it will be upladed here. 

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

Dale Zuckert

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

Susan Hutchinson

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
919.966.4171