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. 

Designed for: Beginning and advanced purchasing staff and individuals working in school contracting.

Topic(s): The role of purchasing; contract types; bidding methods, exceptions and service agreements; an overview of public works, bonding, insurance and prequalification; legislative updates.

Discipline(s): CBO / Facilities / M&O / Purchasing

CEUs: 6.5

Presenter(s): Guiselle Carreon, Purchasing/Accounts Payable Consultant

                       Gretchen Shipley, Attorney, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost

                       SarahPolito, Attorney, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost

Early-bird registration closes: 9/14/2021
Cancellation Deadline: 9/29/2021

Registration closes: 10/6/2021

Fees (Early-Bird): 
Fees (Regular):

CASBO Member: $255

Non-Member: $395

CASBO Member: $305

Non-Member: $445

Cancellation: $45

If canceled before the registration deadline, please refer to our Terms & Conditions for details.

 A Webex link to the course will be emailed to you a few days before the scheduled event.