Advanced Public Purchasing - Developing RFPs for Services | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Course Date: 
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
Course Time: 
8 am - 5 pm
Continuing Education Credits: 
Course Fee: 
Target Audience:

This program is targeted towards individuals involved in purchasing/procurement activities such as buyers/purchasing agents, buyers and contract administrators.  This class will take an in-depth look at the processes involved in purchasing services.

Course Description:

Purchasing services presents a unique challenge for government agencies.  While we may think we understand exactly what services we want, actually specifying the requirements within an RFP requires anticipating contract management risks early in the planning phase of the procurement.  Case studies will solidify the best practice concepts for developing RFPs for services.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to…

  • Determine the appropriate type of specification and develop a Scope of Work to establish a basis for contract management.
  • Establish methods for inspection and performance monitoring within the solicitation document.
  • Analyze sample documents and identify pitfalls that could result in negative consequences for the agency.


Please select which Advanced Public Purchasing sessions you wish to attend. Pricing is $280 for one class, $495 for two classes, and $575 for all three classes.

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We will mail an invoice to the registrant at the address provided when registering. We do not need to receive payment prior to the event and we ask that you not bring payment with you to the event.

Payments can be mailed to the following address:

The University of Texas at Austin
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
Office of Conferences and Training
P.O. Box Y
Austin, TX 78713-8925

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Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel your registration, your written cancellation notice must be received before March 5, 2019 in order for you to receive a full refund. Thereafter, cancellation notices received after March 5, 2019 and before April 2, 2019 will be charged a $65 administrative fee. If cancellation occurs between April 2, 2019 and the start of the class, you will be responsible for 50% of the original fee. If we do not receive written notice of cancellation prior to the event, you will be responsible for the full registration fee. You may send a substitute to the class. Cancellation notices should be emailed to Phone messages do not serve as official cancellation notices.

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