Course

Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment

  • Date: 05/09/2024 - 05/10/2024
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Hosted By: Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mr. Ronald Lacy King, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, VCM, VCO
    Mr. Ronald Lacy King, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, VCM, VCO
    Phone: 804-564-5899Fax: 804-564-5899
    Ron, originally from South Boston, VA, has over 37 years of purchasing experience in both the private and public sectors, beginning as a buyer with Leggett department store for six years then moving on to the public sector at the University of Virginia in 1987. Ron has performed procurement duties at the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Department of General Services/Division of Purchases & Supply, and the VA Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. He retired in March of 2018 as Deputy Director, Sourcing & Contracting for the VA Department of General Services/Division of Purchases & Supply in Richmond, VA. He is currently the Content Developer for NIGP—The Institute for Public Procurement. Ron is certified as a CPPO, CPPB, Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO), and Virginia Contracting Master (VCM). He earned a Level 1 certificate in Purchasing from John Tyler Community College in 1996 and obtained Master Instructor status with NIGP in 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in English from James Madison University. He taught at VCU as an adjunct professor in the English Department from 1988 - 2016.
  • Level: Advanced Practitioner
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • CEUs: 1.6

While not lawyers or representatives of the legal sector, today’s public procurement professional is expected to be well versed in the application of legal limits within the procurement. As such, the aptitude of procurement professional to make legally informed decisions is imperative.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment (Member: Early)$356.00 03/10/2024
Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment (Member: Standard) $445.0003/11/202405/07/2024
Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment (Non-Member: Standard)$545.00 05/07/2024
Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment (Member: Early) $356.00
Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment (Non-Member: Standard) $545.00
(prices valid until Mar 10, 2024)
Spots available: 20

Objectives

NIGP's Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment course creates a two-day learning experience where students leave with the ability to:

  • Recall the legal decision-making process.
  • Identify sources and scope of procurement law.
  • Define the rules of regulation and court interpretation.
  • Identify sources of procurement best practices.
  • Respond to sole source requests by citing the law.
  • Render a legally-informed decision on a late protest.
  • Render a legally-informed decision on an unsolicited proposal.
  • Prepare a case if any resistance to a legal decision is encountered.
  • Determine any entity’s authority to define regulations when regulations are ambiguous/non-existent.
  • Recall the violation investigation process.
  • Define the terms “fraud,” “waste,” and “abuse,” pertaining to procurement.
  • Determine the appropriate action following a violation.
  • Draft a regulation in response to an entity’s issues with sole source procurements.
  • Determine a procurement professional’s authority to write regulations
  • Recall the regulation-writing process.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.   

  • Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Completion Requirements

In order to successfully achieve a digital badge, learners must:

  • Complete any pre-work materials provided prior to the course start date.
  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination.
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Miscellaneous

Payment Information

  • Register online with credit card
  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form

*FORM OF PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION FORM FOR ORDER TO BE PROCESSED

Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form or online), and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
440 Monticello Avenue Suite 1802
PMB 63452
Norfolk, VA 23510

Local Contact

Name:Mackenzie Nickell
Phone:614-466-8218
Email:kenzie.nickell@das.ohio.gov

Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 24 hours of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information. 

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