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  • For the Introduction to Public Procurement class, please register directly with
  • For all NIGP courses scheduled:
    • We will collect the registration.
    • You can register for one class or all of the classes at the same time (preferred, as some classes fill up quickly).
    • Complete the Registration Form and either fax it to (208) 327-7320 or email it to
  • Specific training room sites will be announced as we fill the classes.
  • Dates and titles become final when sufficient enrollment is achieved.

Training Schedule:
February 2015 through April 2015

Sourcing in the Public Sector

Date Location Site Duration Certification UPPC Points CEU Units Min Attend Instructor Cost Notes
July 14 - 16 Boise ISP-Meridian 3 day 24 hrs. 2.2 1.5 10 TBD $670.00 Full

Sourcing, by government organizations is a different and complex process, filled with rules, regulations, procedures, court decisions, conflict of interest prohibitions, and issues that can complicate and confound the lives of government officials charged with procurement responsibilities. This course is intended for those who want to learn how to navigate the process and increase their understanding of the critical issues that frame the concept of public sector sourcing and discusses future sourcing challenges.

  • Learn how to determine responsiveness and responsibility when evaluation suppliers
  • Learn how to Identify when prequalification is appropriate and methods of prequalifying suppliers and products
  • Learn appropriate sourcing strategy while balancing risk and price through market research and the use of pricing and award strategies
  • Learn how to develop and maintain short term and long term supplier relationships 
  • Learn the stages in the Solicitation Process and  Requirements Analysis
  • Learn Specification and Standards Methods
  • The Sourcing Document: Technical Specifications or Statement of Work (SOW)
  • The Sourcing Documents - The Bid Proposal Form
  • Opening and Evaluating Bid/Proposal Responses


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Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement

Date Location Site Duration Certification UPPC Points CEU Units Min Attend Instructor Cost Notes
Oct 13 Boise ISP-Meridian 1 day 8 hrs. 1 .7 10 TBD $295.00 Confirmed

Being ethical is not always easy, but it is always important. The participant will learn to focus on discernment, discipline and effectiveness as vital elements of ethical decision-making. Both moral and business considerations will be analyzed in this seminar.

  • This seminar is designed to offer a practical hands-on approach to ethical decision-making in the public procurement process by engaging in exercises and case studies that reinforce presented concepts.
  • Identify the foundational structure of ethical decision-making.
  • Recognize questionable ethical situations when they occur.
  • Explain the value of ethical behavior.
  • Deduce proper ways to respond when confronted with a potential unethical situation.
  • Formulate a process for investigating a questionable situation.
  • Develop ethically sound procurement documents.
  • Recommend ethical expectations to customers and suppliers


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Intro to Public Procurement

Date Location Site Duration Certification UPPC Points CEU Units Min Attend Instructor Cost Notes
Nov 10 Boise ISP-Meridian 1 day 8 hrs 1 0.75 15 Bonnie Sletten, CPM, CPPO None Confirmed

Public Procurement is quite different from the private industry with regard to Idaho Code and IDAPA policies. This class is for purchasing people who are new to public procurement.

  • How Public Purchasing is Different
  • Idaho Purchasing History
  • Statutes and Rules
  • The Purchasing Process
  • Types of Purchasing
  • Integrity, Ethics & Vendor Relationships

Contact Bonnie Sletten at