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: 5

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

                       Gretchen Shipley, Attorney, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost

                       SarahPolito, Attorney, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost


Early-bird registration closes: 1/25/2023
Cancellation Deadline: 2/9/2023

Registration closes: 2/16/2022


Fees (Early-Bird): 
Fees (Regular):

CASBO Member: $255

Non-Member: $395

CASBO Member: $305

Non-Member: $445


A link to the course will automatically be emailed to you when registration is paid in full.