On Demand: Selecting the Right Procurement Method

On Demand: Selecting the Right Procurement Method

  • Instructor: Online Learning
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  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: On Demand
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • CEUs: 0.1

This self-paced mini-course is presented in a pre-recorded webinar format and includes a related text excerpt, quiz, and final assessment to gauge your understanding of the content. This course will explain the what, how, and why of the most common procurement methods so you’ll know when it’s appropriate to ask for bids, when to ask for proposals, and when to ask for qualifications.

Selecting the Right Procurement Method Online Training (Member)$50.0011/22/2013 
Selecting the Right Procurement Method Online Training (Non-Member)$100.0011/22/2013 
Selecting the Right Procurement Method Online Training (Member) $50.00
Selecting the Right Procurement Method Online Training (Non-Member) $100.00


Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the three main procurement methods: requests for bids, requests for proposals, and requests for qualifications.
  • Identify the benefits and drawbacks to each of the three procurement methods
  • Identify legal and regulatory restrictions that may apply to your choice of procurement method
  • Outline a process for selecting an appropriate procurement method for a specific procurement.

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.  


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: Selecting the Right Procurement Method