Adverse Weather Alert for Dec. 10–13

The following courses have been cancelled due to inclement weather:

Intermediate Purchasing Seminar

This course is sponsored by Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing.

This three-day seminar 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.

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, September 1 and December 1.

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.
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites 
           6121 Farrington Rd. 
           Chapel Hill, NC 27517
           Rate: $94 (based on availablity at the time of booking) 
           Booking cut off date: 11/4/18 

To Book: The $94 rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online and use Group Code PUR. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-403-8700, press 0 and provide the name "Intermediate Purchasing". To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than November 4, 2018.



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 log on this site about 1 week prior to class. If you do not receive this email from Sakai by the end of day November 20th, please email Susan Hutchinson at


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

Dale Zuckert

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

Susan Hutchinson

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
Lecturer in Public Law and Government