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Our institutes are dedicated to specific procurement needs which are of current concern to our members..
Negotiations Institute: August 8 - 9, 2018
Negotiation skills are critical throughout all aspects of colleges and universities especially in creating value for your department. Competition for resources, space, funding, equipment, and opportunities require techniques for successful negotiation. This workshop is designed to help procurement professionals understand the negotiation process while learning strategies for analysis, develop decision making processes, and define methods for negotiations.
RFP Process Institute: August 8 - 9, 2018
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.
Contract Management Institute
A core responsibility for any procurement or supply chain team is contract management. If we handle these responsibilities at a best practice level, then our impact on customer service, financial stewardship and risk mitigation is enhanced and as a by-product the ‘brand’ image of procurement is significantly improved. The Contract Management Workshop is designed as a series of practical ‘hands on’ topics using higher education case study material to facilitate discussions in small and large group settings.
Procurement and supply chain teams are increasingly expected to contribute greater strategic value to their institutions. One key avenue is to deliver expertise, knowledge and process enhancement for complex spend categories that are traditionally outside of normal procurement support responsibilities. Facilities is the largest spend category at most universities and has two (2) key sub-components: 1) the design and construction of buildings and 2) the costs associated with maintaining those buildings in a highly functional state.
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.
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.
For more information please contact Sarah Woods at (443) 219-3632