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Office of State Procurement Professional/Technical Training
The Office of State Procurement offers training programs during the year to educate purchasing staff. These classes are for State of Minnesota employees only and registration is required. Registration for this training will be completed in the Learning area (ELM) of Self Service. Please refer to the instructions and course codes linked here.
Annual Plan Basics: This is a short class intended to help you through the annual plan process. There are basically guidelines on how to submit your annual plan to the P/T Contracting Team along with information to include (and not to include) in your annual plan. Link to Annual Plan Basics. Time: 10-15 minutes
Fiscal Year End Tips & Tricks: is a less than 30 minute training filled with tips to help you be successful during fiscal year end. We cover DocuSign, our review process, annual plans and a few policies as well. This is meant for anyone who has a document to route to the OSP during fiscal year end. Please share with your colleagues. Link to Fiscal Year End Tips & Tricks. Time: less than 30 minutes.
P/T Foundations (formerly known as P/T 101): P/T Foundations is a series of four courses is designed for contracting professionals, program staff or anyone that wants to learn the basics of professional/technical contracting. It is a high level overview for anyone who is just starting to work with professional/technical contracts, or a refresher for someone who wants to refine their skills. The four courses within this series are Professional Technical Overview, Drafting & Facilitating Solicitations, Evaluation & Negotiation, and Contract Life Cycle. They ideally are taken in order, all four are required to get a wide-ranging understanding of P/T contracting, but they can be taken as single courses. They cover:
P/T Foundations Part 1--Professional/Technical Overview: This course will cover procurement principles, professional/technical fundamentals, and will provide a broad overview of the kinds of documents encountered in P/T contracting. Enrollees will learn about the different kinds of contracts used in professional/technical contracting, the requirements associated with them and important procurement statutes. Approximately 90-120 minutes. Course Code: G02OSPPTO
P/T Foundations Part 2--Drafting & Facilitating Solicitations: This course will cover drafting P/T solicitations. Enrollees will learn how to turn an agency need into a solicitation. They will learn about the critical things a solicitation must have, special considerations and what the professional/technical contracting team looks for when reviewing a solicitation. This course will also touch on the OSP procurement policies. Approximately 90-120 minutes. Course Code: G02OSPDFS
P/T Foundations Part 3--Evaluation & Negotiation: This course will cover the evaluation process, including roles and responsibilities. Enrollees will understand the principles underlying the evaluation process. They will learn about common problems that come up during the evaluation process, and how to prevent them. Upon completion of the course enrollees will understand how to run a fair and equitable evaluation process, and how a robust and well done evaluation feeds into negotiating a contract. This course replaced Evaluation 101. Approximately 90-120 minutes. Course Code: G02OSPEN
P/T Foundations Part 4--Contract Life Cycle: This course will cover the life-cycle of the contract from draft to close-out. Enrollees will learn basic drafting skills, and about the critical clauses required in a P/T contract. The course will also cover the signature process, how to handle extensions and how to properly close-out a P/T contract. Approximately 90-120 minutes. Course Code: G02OSPCLC
Amendments: In this two-hour course, you will learn the basics of drafting an amendment to a contract. The course will cover typical issues when drafting an amendment, statutory requirements and best practices. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a group exercise to apply what they have learned. Approximately 60 minutes. Course code: G02OSPAD Recommended prerequisite: P/T Foundations
Contract Management 101: During this class you will learn about the importance of contract management. By the end of the training you will understand the contract and procurement life cycle, and how and where contract management fits in that cycle. You will learn how to use a contract management plan, along with other effective tools for contract management. Approximately 120 minutes. Course Code: G02CM101
Contract, RFP & SOW Drafting: This class provides guidance on drafting Requests for Proposal and contract terms to help ensure the parties achieve project understanding and mutually agreed upon terms, and to avoid misunderstandings and future disputes. Approximately 90-120 minutes. Course Code: G02OSPCRSD
Professional/Technical Training Opportunities from Office of State Procurement
If you have difficulty enrolling in the above classes through Self Service, contact the OSP Training Coordinator.
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