Current Procurement U Course Offerings

Introduction to Service Contracts

Introduction to Service Contracts

Course Description: 
This course is designed to help current public procurement professionals understand the role and use of contracts for services. This will include covering the purpose and distinguishing elements of service contracts in a public procurement environment. Furthermore, learners will explore the process for developing service contract specifications and statements of work. The course will also mention common challenges faced in the development and administration stages. Finally, strategies for resolving these potential issues will be presented. 

Suggested Audience: Procurement Assistants (administrative support, warehouse inventory manager, warehouse inventory support staff) and buyers (entry-level buyers, intermediate buyers)

Goal(s): 
To provide procurement officers with an understanding of the fundamental concepts of the use of service contracts in state procurement.

Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to: 
•    Describe the purpose of a service contract and its role within state procurement
•    Distinguish key differences between service contracts and contracts for commodities  
•    List elements to be included in service contract specifications and statements of work. 
•    Identify common challenges and potential solutions related to the use of service contracts. 
 

Delivery Method: Web Based Training (WBT) - Self Paced
Contact Hours: 2
Registration: $70 Standard Rate; $40 Discounted Rate



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Procurement U Holds Inaugural Academic Forum



In March 2017, NASPO held the inaugural Academic Forum, co-hosted by our academic partner, Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. The forum was created in an effort to bridge the gap between our state members and academic partners. Five academic partners and over 35 states were represented at this event that brought together state members, academics and current university students. The forum will become an annual event, which will rotate in location and be hosted by our academic partners.

The 2018 Academic Forum will be held in the spring at Michigan State University, in Lansing, Michigan. More details coming soon!
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