On Demand: The Procurement Cycle: Planning Phase

On Demand: The Procurement Cycle: Planning Phase

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  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: On Demand
  • Contact Hours: 0.5
  • CEUs: 0.02

Welcome to the NIGP eLearning module: Procurement Cycle – Planning Phase. This on-demand course provides an overview of the pre-procurement planning phase of the procurement cycle. The pre-procurement planning phase initiates the procurement cycle, this is when the budget and plan for the procurement are established. During this phase, all of the factors and risks of the purchase are analyzed. Once the budget is determined and approved, the procurement schedule is created.

This self-paced course is part 1 of 3 in the Procurement Cycle Series.

Online: The Procurement Cycle: Planning Phase (Member Rate)$25.0006/01/201812/31/2054
Online: The Procurement Cycle: Planning Phase (Non-Member Rate)$75.0006/01/201812/31/2054
Online: The Procurement Cycle: Planning Phase (Member Rate) $25.00
Online: The Procurement Cycle: Planning Phase (Non-Member Rate) $75.00


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

  • List the steps involved in pre-procurement planning
  • When given a list of bids, determine the bid that is the best value.
  • List strategic procurement planning steps
  • Recognize threats to the planning phase
  • Define supplier pricing strategies
  • Define evaluation and analysis strategies

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

  • Students must complete the course within 30 days
  • Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement
  • Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.
  • NIGP will not issue partial CEU credits


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: The Procurement Cycle: Planning Phase