Developing, supporting and promoting

the public procurement profession

through premier educational and research programs, professional support,

technical services and advocacy initiatives that benefit members and constituents since 1944.

       

The Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing represents more than

1,000 procurement professionals working in public entities in the Commonwealth of Virginia

(state and local governments, educational institutions, special authorities, etc.).

VAGP is the largest procurement association in Virginia and is a chapter of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement.

          

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles establish the fundamental norms, rules, or ethics that represent

what is desirable (values) and affirmative for our profession and help us determine

the rightfulness or wrongfulness of our actions.

Principles are more explicit than values, and are meant to govern action.

 

   

About the UPPCC

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is an independent entity formed to govern and administer the Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification programs. The CPPO and CPPB programs are highly regarded and respected among procurement professionals and employers involved in the public sector.

To date, the UPPCC has certified well over 10,000 professionals primarily within the US and Canada as well as in other nations around the globe. 

 

                                

 

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  2018 WEBINAR SCHEDULE    

General Webinar Information

  • 90 Minutes (60-70 minutes of content followed by a Q&A session)
  • 1 contact hour (Unless otherwise noted)

Pricing 

  • Members Complimentary
  • Non-Members  $190 (Includes a one-year complimentary NIGP membership for eligible individuals) 

Webinar - Do Your Own Procurement Training Program

Start Date: 02/22/2018  End Date: 02/22/2018

Date and time:  Thursday February 22nd, 2018 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time)

Instructor: Ms. Stephanie Dion, , CPPB

Presented by: Stephanie Dion, CPPB

Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour) 

Overview

Training can be expensive for any organization, and the value it provides can easily be dismissed or ignored.  Training can be also a daunting and overwhelming undertaking especially when it is done as time permits.  During this webinar, we will review examples and ideas on how to create your own procurement training program.  We will also explore how working in collaboration with other jurisdictions can produce tangible results for everyone.  Attendees will get information on how to start or reset/realign their training program. 

Objectives

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
1. Apply new tips and ideas to simplify their approach to create and deliver training.
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Webinar - Creating Value Through Market Research

Start Date: 03/07/2018  End Date: 03/07/2018

Date and time:  Wednesday March 7th, 2018 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time)

Instructor: Mrs. Theresa Webb, CPPO,CPPB,C.P.M.,CPSM

Presented by: Theresa Webb, CPPO, CPPB, CPSM, C.P.M.

Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour) 

Overview

Using simple observational data obtained through market research, procurement professionals have unimaginable amounts of information available to guide them. With a small initial investment of time, you have the ability to gather meaningful and useful information and raise the bar on the level of support you provide to your client departments. Information that can be used to ensure more effective, focused, and applicable solicitations that target what is going on in the marketplace and keeps our agencies on the leading edge of what’s happening and available. This translates into value across the organization. How can research of market information and trends be used in strategic sourcing? Information is a critical component of the sourcing process and what one knows about the market helps not only in building better bids and RFPs but in negotiating, controlling costs and impacting project success. This webinar will look at where and how to conduct market research to obtain the information you need.

Objectives

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
1. Recognize the value of investing time in conducting market research
2. Establish the basic elements of on-line marketplace and trending research
3. Understand the principles of applying market research into the solicitation process
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 2018 COURSE SCHEDULE  

 

Legal Aspects of Public Procurement

Start Date: 03/26/2018     End Date:  03/28/2018

Start Time: 8:00am  End Time:  5:00pm  (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Location: 300 N Turner St NW 
North End Center - Room 2200
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0333  

Instructor: Ms. Mary Jane Comly, CPPO,CPA

Contact Hours: 24.00   CEUs:  2.30       Access Period: N/A

Standard pricing:  Institute Members - $715 **   Non-Members - $915  **

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.  A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.

Hosted By: Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. Chapter of NIGP 

Overview

Designed to be an educational exploration of the Legal Aspects of Public Procurement, this course will provide a foundation of the principles and general concepts of the law as it applies to public procurement. Course content will address issues such as the UCC, the Model Procurement Code, Sale of Goods Act and the legal implications surrounding solicitations, contracting and post award issues. Attention will be given to the ethical issues facing the profession relevant to the law. This course will focus on actual procurement situations with actual procurement implications.

Click here to view a more detailed description.

Practical Specification Writing

Start Date: 05/07/2018     End Date:  05/07/2018

Start Time: 8:00am  End Time:  5:00pm  (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Location: UOSA
14631 Compton Rd
Centreville, VA 20121-2506 

Instructor: Ms. Maureen D. Daniels, CPPO,CPPB,VCO

Contact Hours: 8.00   CEUs:        Access Period: N/A

Standard pricing:  Institute Members - $310 **   Non-Members - $410  **

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.  A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.

Hosted By: Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. Chapter of NIGP 

Overview

This course develops skills based on the foundation established in the Introduction to Specifications online course. It starts with problem statements within a specification, builds to problem specifications and culminates with strategies to approach specifications for unclear and difficult procurement.

Legal Aspects of Public Procurement

Start Date: 05/21/2018     End Date:  05/23/2018

Start Time: 8:00am  End Time:  5:00pm  (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Location: Chesterfield County Community Development Building
9800 Government Center Parkway
Chesterfield, VA 23832   

Instructor: Mr. Ronald L. King, CPPO

Contact Hours: 24.00   CEUs:  2.30       Access Period: N/A

Standard pricing:  Institute Members - $715 **   Non-Members - $915  **

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.  A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.

Hosted By: Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. Chapter of NIGP 

Overview

Designed to be an educational exploration of the Legal Aspects of Public Procurement, this course will provide a foundation of the principles and general concepts of the law as it applies to public procurement. Course content will address issues such as the UCC, the Model Procurement Code, Sale of Goods Act and the legal implications surrounding solicitations, contracting and post award issues. Attention will be given to the ethical issues facing the profession relevant to the law. This course will focus on actual procurement situations with actual procurement implications.

Click here to view a more detailed description.

Introduction to Public Procurement

Start Date: 06/25/2018     End Date:  06/27/2018

Start Time: 8:00am  End Time:  5:00pm  (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Location: 147 Daleville Centre Dr
Daleville, VA 24083   

Instructor: Ms. Maureen D. Daniels, CPPO,CPPB,VCO

Contact Hours: 24.00   CEUs:  2.30       Access Period: N/A

Standard pricing:  Institute Members - $715 **   Non-Members - $915  **

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.  A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.

Hosted By: Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. Chapter of NIGP 

Overview

The work of public procurement is no longer a clerical function performed independently by various people throughout different agencies or departments within a government entity. This class provides an overview of the ever-changing profession by identifying fundamental concepts that will affect procurement in the public sector.

Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals

Start Date: 07/23/2018     End Date:  07/25/2018

Start Time: 8:00am  End Time:  5:00pm  (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Location: 44865 Loudoun Water Way
Training Room
Ashburn, VA 20146-0000   

Instructor: Ms. Sharon T. Lewis, CPPB,M.P.S.,VCO

Contact Hours: 24.00   CEUs:  2.30       Access Period: N/A

Standard pricing:  Institute Members - $715 **   Non-Members - $915  **

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.  A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.

Hosted By: Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. Chapter of NIGP 

Overview

This course is uniquely designed to prepare procurement professionals to use the RFP process to its maximum potential. The class agenda will identify the process, offer a key understanding of the elements of the proposal and ascertain ways in which the document can be used to its full capability. Pitfalls and success stories will make the class relevant and applicable when planning to incorporate this type of solicitation into the government process.

Link to VAGP Scheduled Classes & Events:

                                        

 

 

     Other Available Courses Through NIGP 

    (1-3 Day Courses, Online Courses, Independent Learning, Onsite Training)

   Course Catalog

  Registration for CPPO and CPPB Online Prep Courses  

CPPB PREP

Start Date: 04/05/2018  End Date: 04/06/2018

Start Time: 8:00 AM  End Time: 5:00 PM

Timezone:(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Location:109 Governor St. - Main Floor Conference Room Richmond, VA 23219 

Instructor: Mr. Steven K. Updike, CPPB,FCCM,FCN,FCPA

Contact Hours: 16.00      CEUs:                 Access Period: N/A

Hosted By: Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. Chapter of NIGP 

Overview
In an effort to prepare candidates for the computer-based CPPB exam containing 175 questions, this course provides a review that addresses key information on topics identified in the UPPCC Body of Knowledge. Considered as a tool to help the student in assessing their own strengths and weaknesses, as they relate to the subject matter, this course is only a part of the candidates overall study plan for preparation. Participation in this class does not guarantee success on the examination.
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Standard pricing:

Institute Members - $510 **
Non-Members - $710   **

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.  A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.

 

 


 

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