Our institutes are dedicated to specific procurement needs which are of current concern to our Members.
Contract Management Institute
Clear contract drafting is a skill that must be learned. The ability to draft procurement-related documents (contracts, policy, procedures, etc.) clearly is essential to lowering risks and increasing compliance. Whether you are an attorney, a contract officer, a purchasing officer, or a business officer, this class will introduce you to the skills needed to draft clear documents, policies, and procedures.
Facilities management, construction and renovation occupy much of our time and budget as well as involve multiple campus departments and people. Our involvement and support of these on-campus customers is highly visible and offer us solid opportunities to have our contributions deliver real value to our campuses. The Facilities Institute is divided into two main tracks: (a) Facilities, Management, MRO & Maintenance, and (b) Construction and Renovation. Attendees have the ability to choose which sessions they attend, in either track, based on their needs.
Federal Procurement Institute
The Federal Procurement Institute provides specific information concerning Federal Government policies related to procurements for grants, contracts and cooperative agreements. It is designed to be a resource for procurement professionals who purchases goods and services in support of federally sponsored programs or research.
RFP Process Institute
The RFP Institute provides specific information of the entire RFP process. It is designed to help procurement professionals determine when it is most effective to utilize an RFP process; how to develop an RFP; conduct evaluations; monitor vendor performance; handle disputes; and close out projects.
Strategic Procurement Institute
Procurement in higher education today is increasingly being asked to create more value for the University by managing non-traditional categories with greater amounts of spend and complexity. The strategic management of costs involves several important and complementary disciplines including: strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, centers of excellence, performance management and others.
Supplier Diversity Institute
Supplier Diversity programs have clearly demonstrated that they build resilience in those institutions that have embraced the principals of inclusion. NAEP Institutes explore strategies and opportunities to engage the campus community in Supplier Diversity, and we look for holistic and integrated approaches to combine Supplier Diversity into the campus framework.
NAEP’s Sustainability Institute helps attendees lay the groundwork for an effective, high impact, and high visibility program for their campus. Network with higher education thought leaders who have made it happen on their own campuses. Attendees will leave inspired with best practices and cutting edge ideas that can really help lead their institution.