Educational Opportunities

The following educational opportunities are offered through the Columbia Chapter NIGP in partnership with OPPA.

Scholarships are available!  Contact Columbia Chapter to apply today.

Upcoming Face to Face Courses:

Webinars:

 Webinar – Chameleon Contracting

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    Format: Webinar
    Accreditation: Non-Accredited
    Start Date: 02/14/2018
    Location: Online
    Instructor: John Adler
    Webinar 021418: Chameleon Contracting (Member Rate) Fee : 0.00
    Webinar 021418: Chameleon Contracting (Non-Member Rate includes a one-year complementary NIGP membership for eligible individuals) Fee : 190.00
  • Webinar – Creating Value Through Market Research

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    Format: Webinar
    Accreditation: Non-Accredited
    Start Date: 03/07/2018
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Theresa Webb
    Webinar 030718: Creating Value Through Market Research (Member Rate) Fee : 0.00
    Webinar 030718: Creating Value Through Market Research (Non Member Rate includes a one-year complementary NIGP membership for eligible individuals.) Fee : 190.00
  • Webinar – Do Your Own Procurement Training Program

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    Format: Webinar
    Accreditation: Non-Accredited
    Start Date: 02/22/2018
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Stephanie Dion,
    Webinar 022218: Do Your Own Procurement Training Program (Non Member Rate includes a one-year complementary NIGP membership for eligible individuals.) Fee : 190.00
    Webinar 022218: Do Your Own Procurement Training Program (Member Rate) Fee : 0.00
  • Webinar – Scope of Work vs. Statement of Work: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?

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    Format: Webinar
    Accreditation: Non-Accredited
    Start Date: 01/24/2018
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Kevin Yin
    Webinar 012418: Scope of Work vs. Statement of Work: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?(Non Member Rate includes a one-year complementary NIGP membership for eligible individuals.) Fee : 190.00
    Webinar 012418: Scope of Work vs. Statement of Work: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter? (Member Rate) Fee : 0.00

Upcoming Workshops:

OPPA Spring Conference Date TBD

2018 OPPA Spring Conference

April  2018 Tentative
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Please note:  While the classes below are not NIGP sponsored classes, they may be eligible as class credit towards CPPO or CPPB certification or recertification.  If you plan to apply these classes towards credits, refer to the UPPCC information for the required class information you will need to submit to qualify for class credit.

PSU Center for Executive and Professional Education:

Construction Contracting Certificate Program

The program is designed for individuals in the public construction contracting arena. Series of 4 classes offered each year at Portland State University. For more information see website. https://www.pdx.edu/cepe/construction-contracting-course-schedule



NIGP Sponsored Classes:

Note: The fees listed are for standard registration (31-59 days before course). Save $25 by registering 60 days or more before the course. Late fees apply if registering within 30 days of the start of the course!

Three-day NIGP Courses
Contract Administration in the Public Sector Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals Introduction to Public Procurement Legal Aspects of Public Procurement Sourcing in the Public Sector Strategic Procurement Planning Note: A complimentary textbook is included in the fee.
Two-day NIGP Courses
Alternative Dispute Resolution Capital Acquisitions Contracting for Construction Services Contracting for Public Sector Services Fundamentals of Leadership and Management Logistics and Transportation Managing Risk in Public Sector Contracts Warehousing and Inventory Control Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants “Intermediate” (*includes the new OMB requirements) Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants “Advanced” (*includes the new OMB requirements CPPB Prep CPPO Prep Customer Service: The Key to Success in Public Procurement Effective Contract Writing Get What you need through Successful Negotiation Strategies A complimentary textbook is included in the fee.
One-day NIGP Courses
Protests: Managing Options for Positive Results Adding Value to the Procurement Process Best Practices in Developing Public Construction Bid Documents Effective Decision Making Effective Management of Construction Contracts Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement Introduction to Public Private Partnerships (P3s) Managing Your End -Users And Suppliers: It’s All About Relationships Performance Based Request for Proposals Performance Management, Measurement and Metrics Principles and Techniques of Problem Solving Tools for Ensuring Contractor Performance on Public Construction Projects When Bad Things Happen to Bids: Strategies for Ensuring a Successful Public Construction Project World Class Procurement Practices.
A complimentary textbook is included in the fee.
For information on classes sponsored by the Columbia Chapter contact:
Kathi Braeme-Burr,
CPPB OPBC Professional Development Director,
NIGP Columbia Chapter
Sr. Procurement Analyst,
Multnomah County
503-988-7550

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