Current Procurement U Course Offerings

Introduction to Sole Source Procurement

Introduction to Sole Source Procurement
This course is designed to define sole source procurement and examine its use within state procurement. The course provides fundamental information about this method, including when it is appropriate to be used. Strategies for increasing transparency and avoiding unnecessary non-competitive procurements will also be explored through an interactive scenario. 

This is an introductory course. The target audience includes, but not necessarily limited to, state buyers (e.g., entry-level and intermediate), contract administrators, finance/accounting managers, risk management supervisors, compliance officers and consultants.

Delivery Method: Web Based, Self-Paced
Contact Hours: 1
Registration: $35 Standard Rate. $20 Discounted Rate 

For more specifics about what to expect from this course, please check out our course information and syllabus




Where Can I Access Online Classes?

The Procurement U Online Learning Management System (OLMS) is your gateway to registration, access to Procurement U resources and study groups.  New to Procurement U?  Get registered today! 

  • Login URL:  https://naspoinc-procurementu.sabacloud.com
  • Username:  Your state email address or the email you use to log into the NASPO Network
  • Password: You will receive a notification with instructions on retrieving your password upon sign up.

You will be prompted to change your password as soon as you log in.  If you are not a NASPO member and would like access, please click "sign up here" to register.  If you have any difficulties with log in, please contact procurementu@naspo.org.

Procurement U Hosts Training at Annual Conference

Procurement U hosted a half day training at the 2016 NASPO Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This training was led by Dr. Thomas Kull, from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Dr. Kull provided insight and led a discussion on strategies for fostering professional development in the procurement office. This included demonstrating experiential methods that can be utilized to build the skills of procurement staff. The thirty five attendees engaged in discussion around these topics and identified strategies that they can implement in their states
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