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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  2019 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 041119: Procurement Fraud - Can you Detect It?

Start Date: 04/11/2019     End Date: 04/11/2019   Start Time: 2:00PM  End Time: 3:30PM

Date and time:  Thursday April 11, 2019 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time)

Presented by:Janet Hasty, CPPO, CTPM
Contact Hours: 1.00  (Contact hour awarded based on registering and attending the live event)   

Overview

The webinar will discuss procurement fraud, including definitions, statistics, fraud perpetrator profiles, how fraud is discovered, types of procurement fraud, fraud behavior red flags, and ways to detect and discourage fraud.  Webinar includes real life examples of procurement fraud cases.

Objectives

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
 
1. Understand the types of procurement fraud
 
2. Recognize fraud indicators
 
(Example:  Apply new tips and techniques to make a contract sustainable) 

 

 2019 COURSE SCHEDULE  

Sourcing in the Public Sector

Start Date: 04/10/2019    End Date:  04/12/2019

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

Location:

2512 George Mason Dr.
Room 113 Admin Bldg 6
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-0038   

Instructor: Mr. Dennis T. Carney, CPPO, MBA

Contact Hours:           CEUs:                  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 provides the participant with a comprehensive overview of the sourcing process within the public sector. Essential elements, including pre-sourcing planning, needs assessment, specifications, scope of work, deliverables, procurement strategies, value analysis, and internal control processes are explored. Determining the appropriate sourcing method, preparing the relevant sourcing invitation document, managing the acquisition process, evaluation of response submissions, and contract awards will also be explored. In addition, trends and technology developments and their effect of processes will be discussed.

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Online Coursework  

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Online Coursework

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 030419

Start Date:                        End Date:    

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

Location:

 

Instructor:  

Contact Hours: 15.00   CEUs: 1.50        Access Period: N/A

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.

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.

CPPO Prep 041519

Start Date:               End Date:   

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

Location:

 

Instructor:  

Contact Hours: 15.00   CEUs: N/A        Access Period: N/A

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.

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

Overview

In an effort to prepare candidates for the computer-based CPPO 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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