110 - Introduction to Bid Protests

This web-based, self-paced course can be accessed through the Procurement U Learning Management System (LMS).
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Delivery Method:

Web Based Training (WBT) - Self Paced

Contact Hours:



FREE (funded by NASPO at no cost to you)

This course is funded by NASPO to be FREE for everyone.

Course Description:

This Procurement U online course is designed to introduce you to bid protest concepts and explore what it means for you as a procurement professional to have a bid protest process in place in your office. Topics include the types of bid protests, the value and consideration of a bid protest process, disadvantages of not having a bid protest process, and tips for handling bid protests.

Suggested Audience: Procurement professionals relatively new to the field, or those who are looking for a better understanding of the bid protests process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between the two types of bid protests.
  2. Determine potential reasons for bid protests.
  3. Identify the advantages of a bid protest process to an open, transparent procurement system.
  4. Identify the risks/considerations of a bid protest process to an open, transparent procurement system.
  5. Identify the disadvantages of NOT having a bid protest process to an open, transparent procurement system.
  6. Differentiate between the different phases of the bid protest process.
  7. List the procedures typically followed during a bid protest.
  8. Describe the tips for handling bid protests, disputes and claims.

Course Technology Requirements:

  • Internet connection
  • Support web browsers:
    • Recommended: Chrome, Firefox, Safari (latest versions)
    • Avoid: Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge
    • If prompted, accept all cookies and allow popups
  • Access to Procurement U LMS
  • Ability to play and listen to audio through computer speakers or headphones

Contact Hours: This course is eligible for two (2) contact hours

CEUs: .2

Course Syllabus 

Young and old businessmen

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