Intermediate Purchasing Seminar

This course is sponsored by Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing.

This three-day 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.

Hotel Information (for the 2019 class). Hotel information for 2020 will be posted mid 2020. 

Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill
6121 Farrington Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27517
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 “IPG”. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-403-8700, press 0 and provide the  Group Name “Intermediate Purchasing". To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than November 1, 2019.

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.

Hotel: Hotel information for 2020 will be posted early summer 

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.
 
 
 
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.

We are now utilizing Sakai for all class materials. Sakai is an online site accessible to registrants only. You will receive instructions on how to create and account/log on this site about 1 week prior to class. If you do not receive this email from Sakai by the one week mark, please email Susan Hutchinson at smhutch@sog.unc.edu

For planning purposes the 2019 Agenda is below (subject to change) and the 2019 registration fee was $425. 

 

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
Lecturer in Public Law and Government