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Save The Date: First Procurement U web-based course to launch

Registration available in mid-August; course will begin August 26

The NASPO Procurement University is a multi-faceted professional development platform designed to assist state procurement officials and staff in building their skills, knowledge, and professional practice.  This is the first web-based course offered exclusively for NASPO members. Please save the date: online registration will open by August 17.  Participants will have access to course beginning August 26 and must complete all work by September 21 to receive a completion certification. Registration details will be sent to NASPO members in August.

Procurement U Course 201: Market Research Strategies
Web-based, self-paced

This web-based, self-paced course will define market research and how it influences decision making in public procurement. Market research provides important information to identify and analyze the market need, market size, suppliers and competition.

Price:  As the inaugural Procurement U web-based class, this opportunity will be available in a limited capacity at no-cost.  NASPO members can enroll up to two central procurement office staff per state.

Who should attend?  
Important: this class is limited to two central procurement office staff per state.  As an intermediate course, content is intended to enhance knowledge and skills to provide a strong and extensive foundation public procurement. Course content difficulty level is considered intermediate to advanced for participants with a sound knowledge base and a few years of procurement experience. Access to class is not restricted by position or experience, but suggested participants include intermediate buyer, entry-level buyer, procurement analyst, contract administrator, finance/accounting manager, risk management supervisor, compliance officer or legal counsel.

Materials Needed:  Computer access and internet connection.  Course materials will be available through NASPO’s Online Learning Management System.  

Contact Hours:  Procurement U 201: Market Research Strategies qualifies for two contact hours for UPPCC certification or recertification.  Participants can anticipate approximately two hours of work. 

Please contact NASPO staff at [email protected] if you have any questions.  Registration will be available at by August 17. This class will be offered again in Spring 2016 for members and non-members.  

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