Public Purchasing 101 – the Basics

Texas LBJ School

How long?

  • 2 days
  • in person

Texas LBJ School

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Who should attend

This program is targeted towards individuals involved in purchasing/procurement activities such as purchasing agents, buyers and contract administrators.

About the course

This course provides a basic overview of the purchasing process covering topics in the areas of: Texas Statutory Enabling Authority; Competitive Bidding; Specification Development; Ethics and Liabilities; Contract Management; Internal Customer Service; Internal Controls; and Cooperative Purchasing.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Employ the best practices in public procurement within the parameters of public purchasing enabling authority;
  • Identify various, current purchasing challenges and potential solutions by assessing the impact of decision making related to contract obligations;
  • Choose which purchasing method (competitive bidding, competitive sealed proposals, cooperative purchasing, etc.) will provide best value for the agency;
  • Establish a procurement process, from sourcing through contract management, that is fair and transparent for suppliers;
  • Identify avenues to engender trust with clients, coworkers, and team members;
  • Identify and avoid potential conflict between personal interests and those of your employer; and
  • Examine the tenets of good internal controls that will not only provide for excellent audit trails, but also minimize opportunities for fraud.

Public Purchasing 101 – the Basics at Texas LBJ School

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