RFPs From Start to Finish with Exam | NIGP

RFPs From Start to Finish with Exam

The RFP process consists of four phases. This self-paced course takes students on a journey through the four phases: Gathering Information, Preparing the RFP, Publishing the RFP, and Awarding the RFP. This version of the course includes a built-in project assignment that allows learners to demonstrate mastery of the topic. At the end of the course, students are required to take a 50-question assessment. In order to pass this course, students must score at least a 70% on this assessment. The assessment provides real-time feedback so learners are aware of how they scored. Learners can take as much or as little time needed to complete this self-paced course.

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Online: RFPs-From Start to Finish (with Exam)- Member Rate $100.00
Online: RFPs-From Start to Finish (with Exam) - Non-Member Rate $150.00
Instructor: Online Learning
Level: Foundation


This course is based on higher dollar sealed competitive negotiation procurement. It covers the skills and knowledge needed for this type of procurement. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify questions that should be asked at the beginning of the RFP process.
  • Distinguish between the different components of an RFP..
  • Determine what should be in a checklist to assess whether a proposal is responsive.
  • Compare different methods of reaching a final decision.
  • Analyze how the best value approach is applied to the RFP process.

Intended Audience

This course 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.  

Delivery Formats Available


Contact Hours






Designed for public procurement professionals who are new to the profession or have 1-5 of experience.

UPPCC Domain Alignment

Domains 1, 2, & 3

Available in this learning format...


This format is 100% self-paced and designed for those who want complete control of their schedule and learning timelines. Sessions are pre-recorded with lifetime access, ensuring there’s no expiration date.

Learn on your schedule

On-demand training is for professionals who prefer to develop the skills they need on their time and at their pace. Learners can start, stop and rewind the lessons at your convenience.

Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete, learners must:

  • Complete all course modules.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.