The Procurement Certification Program, which last fall was launched for business service center (BSC) staff members, continues with two sessions this fall. The September session begins Monday, September 11, and the October session begins Tuesday, October 17. This will complete a series of five programs specifically designed to provide training for all BSC staff members. Going forward, the certification program will be offered twice a year with fall and spring sessions and will be open to all campus staff members.
The program is a series of nine classes, five of which are required. It is designed to guide participants through the purchasing decision process, including identifying the appropriate payment method, selecting a vendor, processing a purchase order, identifying independent contractors, paying for services, and more.
The classes required for certification include a Procurement Overview (tutorial), The Basics of Cornell Procurement, Identifying Independent Contractors and Paying for Services, Processing Purchase Orders, and Contracts and Negotiations. The optional classes include PCard Use for BSC, Spend Viz, e-SHOP, and Bid Solicitations, Vendor Setup and Accounts Payable.