Competency Module: Business Management and Continuity

Competency badges form the building blocks of the Certificates Program. You get laser-focused learning in any of the individual competencies that make up the Public Procurement Competency Framework. Competency badges are given after completing any one of the 33 competency modules and successfully passing the assessment.

Course Availability:

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January 25, 2024 - January 26, 2024
Competency Module: Business Management and Continuity (Member: Standard) $390.00
Competency Module: Business Management & Continuity (Non-Member: Standard) $490.00
(prices valid until Jan 24, 2024)
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. John Lee Robinson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPSM, CPPB, C.P.M.
Level: Advanced Practitioner
Virtual Instructor-Led
July 17, 2024 - July 18, 2024
Competency Module: Business Management and Continuity (Member: Early) $312.00
Competency Module: Business Management & Continuity (Non-Member: Standard) $490.00
(prices valid until May 17, 2024)
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. Michael B. Gustafson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, MBA
Level: Advanced Practitioner
Virtual Instructor-Led


A critical role that procurement practitioners serve is planning for contingencies when business operations are interrupted. Practitioners must understand how to determine risks and mitigate them through the creation of a business continuity plan.


In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:

  • Explain the major steps to create a business continuity plan.
  • Prioritize essential procurement functions.
  • Identify the resources needed for each procurement function, activity, or task.
  • Identify and evaluate risks to procurement operations.
  • Identify any needs for policy or documentation changes.
  • Create and compile back-up documentation.
  • Plan communications strategies.
  • Identify appropriate emergency contracts and internal entity agreements for specific events.
  • Create a plan to execute the strategies such as prioritizing timelines, budgeting, resources, etc.    
  • Conduct formal emergency preparedness training.
  • Test emergency preparedness policies and procedures.
  • Determine lessons learned from a business interruption or simulation.

Intended Audience

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

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.   

  • Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  

Delivery Formats Available

Virtual Instructor-Led


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Contact Hours





Advanced Practitioner

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


In-Person and Virtual  - 1 1/2 Day

NIGP-CPP Exam Alignment

Area 7:  Business Principles & Operations


Domain 2

Available in these learning formats...

 Virtual Instructor-Led

This format combines the best of in-person learning by offering live participation with instructors and peers.


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

1 1/2 Day Course

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Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the NIGP Competency Module, learners must:

  • 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 80% or higher.