On Demand: NIGP Supplier Essentials Core Certificate

On Demand: NIGP Supplier Essentials Core Certificate

  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: On Demand
  • Contact Hours: 7
  • CEUs: 0.7

The Supplier Essentials Core Certificate gives suppliers the essential knowledge needed to build a strong and effective partnership with your public procurement counterparts. It enables you to better understand the guidelines, best practices, and watch-outs during procurements so you develop productive relationships, seamless processes and more engaging conversations during every phase. This 7-hour completely on-demand offering provides maximum flexibility. The overall program is broken down into snack-sized learning modules you can fit into the busiest of schedules.

Ideal Audiences

Members of our supplier community who want a better foundational understanding of your procurement counterparts' unique needs and day-to-day challenges.

Key Benefits

This course enables you to have richer, more engaging conversations with your procurement partners, so you can best position and articulate the value your products or services may bring to the partnership.

  • Hit the ground running by getting relevant and actionable learning.
  • Learn at your pace with the flexibility of 24/7 on-demand access from anywhere.
  • Get recognition for your effort with a digital badge you can share across your digital landscape
On Demand: NIGP Supplier Essentials $385.0007/15/202012/31/2054
On Demand: NIGP Supplier Essentials $385.00


The knowledge gained through achieving your certificate will help you build a stronger partnership while providing you with a better understanding of procurement best practices and restrictions. The following competencies compose NIGP Supplier Essentials Certificate:

  • Mission and Public Benefit
  • Ethics, Integrity and Transparency
  • Enabling Regulations and Compliance
  • Legislation and Legal Environment
  • Sourcing and Contracting Methods
  • Specification Development
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Negotiations
  • Protests and Appeals

Intended Audience

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

  • Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.   

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

  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  

Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the NIGP Supplier Essentials Certificate, learners must:

  • Complete all competency modules.


Payment Information

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


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

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds, all sales are final.

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On Demand: NIGP Supplier Essentials Core Certificate