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State Buyer Training

IPRO Training

    Please email IPRO@adm.idaho.gov to express interest in training in IPRO (the State’s eProcurement system).  Training will be scheduled as deemed appropriate, depending on interest and immediacy of agency need. 

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Purchasing Training

    The Division of Purchasing is currently working to develop a comprehensive training program for employees of state agencies/political subdivisions.  While the full program is being developed, DOP will be offering six (6) core courses on a rotating basis (with each class offered approximately every three (3) months).  Classes will be cancelled if there is insufficient interest.  All classes are capped at twenty-four (24) participants.  Unless otherwise noted, all classes will be held in the JRW East Conference Room.

    To register: email your name, email address, department, and the class you wish to take to Valerie.Bollinger@adm.idaho.gov

    Courses

    Introduction to Public Procurement

    Date and Time: May - TBA
     
    Instructor: Valerie Bollinger, State Purchasing Manager
     
    Description: An introduction to the statutes, rules, policies, and procedures administered by the Division of Purchasing.  Pre-requisites: none.  (Note: this class is a pre-requisite for many other classes.  This requirement may be waived at DOP’s discretion).  
     
    Intended Audience: Open to any agency/political subdivision staff interested in public purchasing.  Specifically designed for: agency purchasing staff, especially those new to Idaho procurement; agency staff responsible for small purchases; project managers
     
    Deadline to Register:  



    Exemptions

    Date and Time: May - TBA
     
    Instructor: Sarah Hilderbrand, DOP Administrator
     
    Description:

    An introduction to the various exemptions considered by DOP, with a focus on how to provide necessary information.  Pre-requisites: Intro to Public Procurement

     
     
    Intended Audience: Agency purchasing staff, end users, or managers who will be involved with requesting exemptions
     
    Deadline to Register:  



    Request for Quotes (RFQs)

    Date and Time: June - TBA
     
    Instructor: Valerie Bollinger, State Purchasing Manager
     
    Description:

    A detailed look at the RFQ process including document development, specifications and other requirements, quote evaluation, contract language, and other common issues.  Pre-requisites: Intro to Public Procurement.  (Note: This class is a pre-requisite for the Introduction to ITBs and RFPs class.)

     
     
    Intended Audience:

    Agency/political subdivision staff who will be responsible for drafting RFQs and potentially administering the RFQ process

     
    Deadline to Register:  



    Inspection, Acceptance, and Performance Monitoring

    Date and Time: June - TBA
     
    Instructor: Valerie Bollinger, State Purchasing Manager
     
    Description:

    A detailed look at “acceptance” of goods and services through various methods of inspection, as well as methods for ongoing performance monitoring.  Pre-requisites: none.

     
    Intended Audience:

    Agency buyers, end-users, and project managers.  Specifically targeted at employees who will actually perform inspection and monitoring of goods and services.

     
    Deadline to Register:  



    Writing Specifications

    Date and Time: Tuesday, April 25, 9AM – 12PM
     
    Instructor: Sarah Hilderbrand, DOP Administrator
     
    Description:

    A detailed look at developing specifications.  Pre-requisite: Intro to Public Procurement.

     
    Intended Audience:

    Agency buyer and subject matter experts (SMEs) who will help develop specifications.

     
    Deadline to Register: Monday, April 17



    Introduction to ITBs and RFPs

    Date and Time: Tuesday, April 25, 1PM– 4PM
     
    Instructor: Valerie Bollinger, State Purchasing Manager
     
    Description:

    An introduction to formal solicitations, including determination of the appropriate solicitation method, identification of key issues, and the evaluation and award process.  Pre-requisites: Intro to Public Procurement AND Request for Quotes (RFQs).

     
    Intended Audience:

    Agency purchasing staff, SMEs, and managers who will be involved with formal solicitations.

     
    Deadline to Register: Monday, April 17