nigpNIGP is heading to Kansas City, MO for the annual Forum, August 1-5.  We just wanted to share the scheduled face to face courses to be held before the start of the Forum activities:


July 31 – Aug. 1st.

Kansas City, MO

Faculty TBD


July 31 – Aug. 1st.

Kansas City, MO

Jodi S. Hart

Fundamentals of Leadership and Management

July 31 – Aug. 1st.

Kansas City, MO

Theresa (Terri) M Gerhardt

Introduction to Public Private Partnerships (P3s)

July 31st.

Kansas City, MO

John R. Miller

Performance Measurement, Metrics & Mgmt. Strategies

August 1st.

Kansas City, MO

John R. Miller

 Also scheduled to be held over the course of Forum is:

Introduction to Public Procurement

August 1-5

Kansas City, MO

Ronald L. King

Instead of being held just 3 days, INTRO is scheduled over the 5 days of Forum.  Not only will you earn the 24 contact hours for this course, you can pick up additional contact hours by attending workshops, etc., when the class is not meeting.

The titles above are hyperlinks which will take you to the information/registration pages for those classes.  Seating is limited – register today!


Chapter-Wide NIGP Webinar: Different Contract Clauses

Date and time:  Wednesday, June 10, 2015 1:00PM - 2:30 PM
Presented by:   Mr. Harsh Oberoi, CPPO, CPSM

Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on use of First and Last Name at Log In)


This webinar will explain various types of contract clauses to be included in the solicitation and contract documents by agencies. It will explain contract clauses specific to procurement like; delivery and freight terms, indemnification, insurance, payment and reimbursement terms and few construction clauses.

It will explain in detail some of the most complex clauses like; statute of limitations, liquidated damages, arbitration procedure, and flow down clause. This webinar will also will provide situations when these clauses should be used.

At the end of this Learning Event, students will be able to:

  • Identify these clauses and understand when best to use them depending upon the nature of their solicitation and their particular situation
  • Discuss contract clauses and suggest changes in their boiler plate documents again depending upon the specific nature of their procurement



City of Kansas City, MO; City of Independence, MO; or City of Olathe, KS


You must register directly with NIGP by June 8, 2015, at to receive contact hours credit for certification or recertification. If you wish to attend but do not wish to register for credit, just plan to attend at any of the three locations.


Webinars are free to NIGP members.  Cost to non-NIGP members if $185.

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 Spring 2015

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