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 011519: Public Procurement Practice: Selecting the Appropriate Construction Project Delivery Method

Start Date: 01/15/2019     End Date: 01/15/2019   Start Time: 2:00PM  End Time: 3:30PM

Date and time:  Tuesday, January 15, 2018 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time)

Presented by: John Adler, CPPO, Theresa Bauccio-Teschlog, CPPB, Jaime Benton, T. Suzette Moore, CPPO, CPPB, William "Joe" Tommie, CPPO

Contact Hours: 1.00 (Contact hour awarded based on registering and attending the live event)

Overview

Join us and hear directly from the team that developed guidance for selecting the appropriate construction project delivery as they share insights and highlight key concepts.

Objectives

 After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:
 
1.  Identify the three different primary construction delivery methods
 
2.  Consideration of award criteria, project characteristics, and attributes of each delivery method
 
3.  Selection of the most appropriate construction project delivery method(s) for the award criteria

Webinar 020519: Public Procurement Practice - Audits

Start Date: 02/05/2019     End Date: 02/05/2019   Start Time: 2:00PM  End Time: 3:30PM

Date and time:  Tuesday, February 5, 2018 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time)

Presented by: Dennis Carney, CPPO, MBA; Maureen Daniels, CPPO, CPPB, VCO; Lawrence Martin, Ph.D. & Howard Siggelko, CPPO

Contact Hours: 1.00  (Contact hour awarded based on registering and attending the live event)   

Overview

Procurement is likely to face or become involved in an audit. This webinar highlights recently-published guidance on the how procurement professionals can prepare for, participate in, and emerge from an audit with increased economy, effectiveness, and efficiency. Join the procurement professionals who developed the guidance in this public procurement practice as they share their experiences and lessons learned.

Objectives

After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:
 
1.  Determine their agency’s vulnerabilities regarding an upcoming audit.
 
2.  Prepare their agencies for an audit.
 
3.  Maintain audit readiness through self- assessments
 
4.  Respond to audit findings and implement a plan of action

 

 2019 COURSE SCHEDULE  

Developing and Managing RFPs in the Public Sector

Start Date: 03/04/2019    End Date:  03/06/2019

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

Location:

Community Development Building
9800 Government Center Parkway
Chesterfield, VA 23832 

Instructor: Mr. Alan H. Culpeper, CPPO, VCM, VCO

Contact Hours: 22.50   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.

Strategic Procurement Planning

Start Date: 03/06/2019    End Date:  03/08/2019

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 2400
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0333 

Instructor: Dr. Stephen B. Gordon, CPPO,PH.D.,FNIGP

Contact Hours: 22.50   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 will cover strategic planning within an organization and the importance of its relationship to procurement planning. Planning models will be discussed as will public sector budgeting. Developing key partnerships within the organization in requirements determination will be explored, as this will lead to the development of proper specifications. Pricing strategies employed in the public sector such as cost analysis and life cycle costing will also be covered.

NIGP Leadership Development

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)

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  Registration for CPPO and CPPB Online Prep Courses  

CPPO Prep 041519

Start Date: 04/15/2019    End Date:  04/16/2019

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

Location:

8115 Gatehouse Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22042 

Instructor: Mr. John Lee Robinson, CPPO, CPSM, CPPB, C.P.M.

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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