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Purchasing 101 & 201

Purchasing 101 & 201

Purchasing 101 will focus on the role of purchasing, including procurement methods and competitive bidding requirements. You’ll learn the differences between a bid and a request for proposal and gain an understanding of professional services, independent contractor and general services agreements, and surplus and purchasing policies.

Purchasing 201 will address advanced subjects in purchasing, including service and equipment bids, unit price bids, construction contracts, surety bonds, insurance requirements, E-rate (as it relates to procurement), and the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act.

Continuing Education
5.00 CEUs

Competency Level
Learning Objectives
  • Distinguish fundamental competitive bidding legal requirements and applicable exceptions
  • Structure comprehensive procurement plans for a variety of purchases
  • Organize and apply public procurement rules to public works projects, service and commodity purchases
  • Operate effectively and ethically within the public procurement profession