On Demand: Technology Basics for Procurement

  • Instructor: Online Learning
    Online Learning
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  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: On Demand
  • Contact Hours: 2

This self-paced course discusses the basic procurement concepts of the four common IT commodities: software, hardware, services, and support. This course was designed for procurement professionals with little or no knowledge of technology. At the end of the course, students are required to take a 20-question assessment. In order to pass this course, students must score at least a 70% on this assessment. The assessment has real-time feedback built in, so learners know how they do right away. Learners can take as much or as little time as needed to complete this course.

Online: Technology Basics for Public Procurement (Member Rate) $50.00  
Online: Technology Basics for Public Procurement (Non-Member Rate) $100.00  
Online: Technology Basics for Public Procurement (Member Rate) $50.00
Online: Technology Basics for Public Procurement (Non-Member Rate) $100.00


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

  • Explain why procurement requires basic knowledge of technology.
  • Identify terms related to procuring software, hardware, services, and support.
  • Differentiate between the three types of licenses for procuring software.
  • Determine the relationship between software and hardware.

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: Technology Basics for Procurement