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 111318: The Art & Science of Negotiations

Start Date: 11/13/2018  End Date: 11/13/2018

Date and time:  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time)

Instructor:Ron King, CPPO, CPPB, VCO

Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour) 

Overview

This webinar reviews some of the basics of negotiating, including international negotiations and negotiation tactics. It then moves on to a discussion of negotiation defense tactics and negotiation Dos and Don’ts.

Objectives

After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:
 
1.  Better prepare for negotiations
 
2.  Recognize various negotiation tactics and know how to defend against them
.

Webinar 112718: Improving the Bid: Understanding Qualifications, Responsiveness, and Responsibility

Start Date: 11/27/2018  End Date: 11/27/2018

Date and time:  Tuesday, November 27, 2018 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time)

Instructor: Stacy Gregg, CPPO, CPPB

Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour) 

Overview

Clarity is the hallmark of good procurement, but the language can be difficult to understand. As such, articulating the differences between responsiveness and responsibility can be a confusing task, especially when you have to balance qualifications alongside the mix. Participants in this session may plan to consider how to approach qualifications, while ensuring that they have the details needed without being overly restrictive.

Objectives

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
 
1.  Explore the differences between responsiveness and responsibility
 
2.  Acquire tools to assist in the evaluation of qualifications
.

Webinar 121118: Cooperative Procurement: Like a Country Love Song

Start Date: 12/11/2018  End Date: 12/11/2018

Date and time:  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time)

Instructor: Tammy Rimes with panel of cooperatives: 

Ronnie Barnes, HGACBuy
Wayne Casper, National IPA
Duff Erholtz, Sourcewell
Keely Maroney, NPPGov
Sue Peters, E&I Cooperative Services

Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour) 

Overview

As a huge country music fan, Tammy Rimes also has a famous singing cousin. But Tammy chose a much more exciting career – that of a Purchasing Agent! Combining her knowledge of both, Tammy is passionate about sharing how cooperative procurement and country music have so much in common. Besides buying stuff like tractors and trucks, cooperative procurement is no longer an emerging trend, it is now a proactive way to gain commodities and services. This informative presentation will help you discover ways in which this contracting tool can help with emergency preparedness, construction projects and unique strategies that you may not be aware of. Highlighting real case studies where procurement teams “rocked” and used innovative ways to solve their problems and includes a panel of cooperative partners to answer your questions on emerging issues. Whether you work in a big city or a small country town, sing a different “tune” by taking your cooperative strategy to the next level.

Objectives

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
 
1.  Better understand the ongoing changes in the cooperative environment
 
2.  Learn how cooperatives can be used for not only commodities, but for services and construction too.
 
3.  Using the road map to cooperative strategy, learn the questions to ask before selecting a cooperative contract
 
4.  Discover additional resources and revenues and avenues to get more education and answers to questions 
.


 

 2018 COURSE SCHEDULE  

Intro to Public Procurement

Start Date: 12/03/2018     End Date:  12/05/2018

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: Mr. Don Buffum, 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

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.

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Start Date: 01/09/2019    End Date:  01/11/2019

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. David E. Nash, CPPO, CPPB

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 class provides a framework for examining contract administration by focusing on essential elements of the discipline. It also provides the participant with a focused look at key considerations related to important contract terms and conditions that must be enforced during contract administration.

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     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  

 

 


 

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