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NIGP Training "Sourcing in the Public Sector"

August 15, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Correctional Industries Training Room
1301 North Orchard Street Suite 110
Boise , ID 83705

Sourcing in the Public Sector

Date: August 15 -17, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: 1301 N. Orchard - Training Room Boise, ID 83706

Instructor: Mr. Robin J. Rickard, CPPO,OPBC

Contact Hours: 24.00 CEUs: 2.30

Hosted By: Idaho Public Purchasing Association, Inc. Chapter of NIGP

NIGP Member Course Fees: $690 before June 15, $715 before July 15, $765 after July 15.

Non-Member Course Fees: $890 before June 15, $915 before July 15, $965 after July 15.


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 Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the stages in the solicitation process (from cradle to grave)
  • Define various methods of competitive and non-competitive procurement including risk and benefits of each.
  • Identify when prequalification is appropriate and the methods of prequalifying suppliers and products.
  • Prepare and issue procurement documents including types of specifications, terms and conditions and bid/proposal forms.
  • Describe the process of receiving, opening and analyzing bids, methods for award and award strategies.
  • Identify and select responsive and responsible suppliers.
  • Identify trends and technologies and their impact on sourcing in the public sector.


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Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form), and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

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Local Information

Hotel Suggestions:

LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Boise Town Square 208-378-7000 

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