Intermediate Purchasing Seminar

This course is sponsored by Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing.

This course will be held in an online format using Zoom.  Virtual live sessions will be held on Monday, November 29 through Friday, December 3, 2021 each morning from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm.  This year's online version of the course will feature approximately 3.5 hours of asynchronous content, such as pre-recorded video segments, and synchronous live sessions with instructors.  A final agenda will be made available as soon as possible and will be in substantially the same format as the 2020 agenda currently posted to this course page.

This week long virtual seminar, offered once a year 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.

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.

The online format and virtual delivery will not change the substantive content of the course, and the course will continue to fulfill the requirements for the CAGP Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer (CLGPO) certification.

 

 

 

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

Attendees: 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.
 
 
 
  • Online
    November 29 - December 3, 2021
    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 November 21, 2021 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after November 22, 2021, 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.
    View Additional Information

    Due to Covid19 restrictions, this course is being offered on-line only.

    445.00

    $445.00
    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.

The School of Government has moved to a new material's delivery platform called "Canvas" Prior to the class the Program Manager will send instructions on how to log in and register to access materials.

 

 

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:

Carla Stowe

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
919.843.8176
Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government