Intermediate Purchasing Seminar

This course will be held in-person at the School of Government.  

This three-day seminar, offered once a year typically in the fall, will sharpen participants' purchasing skills and deepen their understanding of the legal and practical aspects of public purchasing.

This course is intended for officials with two or more years of experience in local governmental purchasing, and will cover bidding and property disposal, capital leasing, performance management and benchmarking, insurance and risk management, electronic bidding and contract management, effective communications, ethics and conflicts of interest, and practical skills training, including handling difficult bids.

 

 

 

 

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)

Additional information

Pre-Requisite/Experience: Officials with two or more years of experience in local government purchasing. It is recommended - but not required - that attendees take the Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing Course prior to registering for this course.

Certification: This seminar is required for the CLGPO (Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer) Certification. 

Credit: The seminar includes continuing education hours for those who attend and is a required course for the CLGPO (Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer) certification.
 
 
 
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    February 13 - 15, 2023
    UNC School of Government
    CB #3330
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    View Scholarship Information

    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 February 05, 2023 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after February 06, 2023, 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.
    $455.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.

All course materials including logistical details are provided in Canvas, a learning management system. Please click the link below for detailed instructions on setting up your Canvas account. If you've already set up an account for this or for another School of Government course, click HERE to log in to Canvas. 

Canvas Instructions 

Registrants will receive a copy of A Legal Guide to Construction Contracting for North Carolina Local Governments, by Norma Houston.

 

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:

Alycia Inserra

Director of Programming, Law and Finance Group
919.843.7736
Teaching Assistant Professor