Procurement Training

The State Purchasing and Contracts Office (SPCO) offers free training on a range of topics for the procurement community. All upcoming training will be announced on this page, with a registration link. In addition, any procurement resources that are developed can be accessed here.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Statutory Violations Prevention Training - Online
Date Time Register
3/9/21 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Register
5/11/21 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Register

 

Contract Drafting Boot Camp - Online
Date Time Register
4/22/21 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Register

Controller Pre-Delegation Training - Online
Date Time Register
2/16/21 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Register
5/18/21 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Register

Procurement Training / Certificate Paths

COPROU Login

Certificates (pending)

Basic Procurement Certification

Purchasing Certification

  • Planning and Research (includes market research, RFIs)
  • Procurement Writing (specifications and statements of work)
  • Invitation for Bids
  • Documented Quotes
  • Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

Contracts Certification

  • Procurement Writing (specifications and statements of work)
  • Contract Provisions
  • Indemnification and Limitations of Liability (or Impermissible Contract Terms)
  • Successful Contract Management

Advanced Procurement Certification

  • Request for Proposals
  • Invitation to Negotiate
  • Negotiations
  • Pricing/Payment Structures
  • Advanced Procurement Writing

    Vendor Training

    Resources

    For more information contact

    Aaron Aldrich
    Procurement Instructional Designer
    (303) 866-3662