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Current Procurement U Course Offerings
Introduction to Sole Source Procurement
This course is designed to define sole source procurement and examine its use within state procurement. The course provides fundamental information about this method, including when it is appropriate to be used. Strategies for increasing transparency and avoiding unnecessary non-competitive procurements will also be explored through an interactive scenario.
This is an introductory course. The target audience includes, but not necessarily limited to, state buyers (e.g., entry-level and intermediate), contract administrators, finance/accounting managers, risk management supervisors, compliance officers and consultants.
Web Based, Self-Paced
$35 Standard Rate. $20 Discounted Rate
For more specifics about what to expect from this course, please check out our
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Where Can I Access Online Classes?
The Procurement U Online Learning Management System (OLMS) is your gateway to registration, access to Procurement U resources and study groups. New to Procurement U? Get registered today!
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Procurement U Holds Inaugural Academic Forum
In March 2017, NASPO held the inaugural Academic Forum, co-hosted by our academic partner, Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. The forum was created in an effort to bridge the gap between our state members and academic partners. Five academic partners and over 35 states were represented at this event that brought together state members, academics and current university students. The forum will become an annual event, which will rotate in location and be hosted by our academic partners.
The 2018 Academic Forum will be held in the spring at Michigan State University, in Lansing, Michigan. More details coming soon!
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