Competency Module: Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment

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February 8, 2024 - February 9, 2024
Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment (Member: Early) $356.00
Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment (Non-Member: Standard) $545.00
(prices valid until Dec 10, 2023)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. Ronald Lacy King, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, VCM, VCO
Level: Advanced Practitioner
Virtual Instructor-Led
May 9, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment (Member: Early) $356.00
Advanced Legislation and Legal Environment (Non-Member: Standard) $545.00
(prices valid until Mar 10, 2024)
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Level: Advanced Practitioner
Virtual Instructor-Led


While not lawyers or representatives of the legal sector, today’s public procurement professional is expected to be well versed in the application of legal limits within the procurement. As such, the aptitude of procurement professionals to make legally informed decisions is imperative. In support of this vision, NIGP’s Advanced Legislation & Legal Environment course creates a two-day learning experience where students leave with the ability to:

  • Recall the legal decision-making process.
  • Identify sources and scope of procurement law.
  • Define the rules of regulation and court interpretation.
  • Identify sources of procurement best practices.
  • Respond to sole source requests by citing the law.
  • Render a legally-informed decision on a late protest.
  • Render a legally-informed decision on an unsolicited proposal.
  • Prepare a case if any resistance to a legal decision is encountered.
  • Determine any entity’s authority to define regulations when regulations are ambiguous/non-existent.
  • Recall the violation investigation process.
  • Define the terms “fraud,” “waste,” and “abuse,” pertaining to procurement.
  • Determine the appropriate action following a violation.
  • Draft a regulation in response to an entity’s issues with sole source procurements.
  • Determine a procurement professional’s authority to write regulations
  • Recall the regulation-writing process.

Intended Audience

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

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as in a management 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


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Advanced Practitioner

Designed for public procurement professionals who have at least five years’ experience.


In-Person - 2 Days

NIGP-CPP Exam Alignment

Area 2: Policy, Legislation & Program Oversight


Domain 1

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Instructor led discussion style classroom setting for those who prefer focused learning with maximum in-person interactions with instructors and peers.

2 Day Course

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Completion Requirements

In order to successfully earn a digital badge in the Advanced Legislation & Legal Environment competency, learners must:

  • Complete any pre-work materials provided prior to the course start date.
  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event. 
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination with a score of __% or higher.

Please Note: The final assessment passing score may change prior to the date of the course based on an assessment audit. The necessary score will be communicated to students during the course proper.