RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NASPO ValuePoint, the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting, recently evaluated and awarded contracts for training services in an effort to maximize opportunities for public procurement professionals.
The service categories include training instruction, course customization, and course development in business skills and project management. This contract portfolio is led by the Commonwealth of Virginia with sourcing team member insight from the states of Oklahoma and Hawaii. To emphasize the broad range of professional training available from these contracts and the ability to dynamically customize procurement training course instruction, the name of this contract portfolio has changed immediately from "Training Services for Procurement Professionals" to "Training Services: Instruction, Course Customization & Development."
"The services are intended to provide effective, sustainable, and continuing solutions to participating entities professional development needs," said Lawrence Shaw, Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Purchases and Supply.
Experienced and qualified vendors
Ability to customize and develop courses to meet an entitys needs
Potential for customizing certification programs
Ability to receive CEUs, PDUs and CPE credit
Multiple training delivery platforms available
The direct benefits of this contract include a comprehensive and diverse list of training courses for the enhancement of professional skills at all levels with course content in the following categories:
Business Competencies (Ethics, Critical Thinking, Presentation Skills)
UPPCC Body of Knowledge (Planning, Contract Management, Negotiations)
Supplier Management (Marketing Analysis, Performance Metrics, Relationship Management)
Project Management Body of Knowledge (Scope Management, Time Management, Quality Management)
Supply Chain Management (Logistics, Strategic Sourcing, Marketing)
Legal Aspects (Practical Applications, Terms & Conditions, Disputes)
The benefits of offering staff training and development include:
Reenergizing staff members
Easier succession planning
Building staff confidence and credibility
Increased staff retention
Increased staff job satisfaction levels
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