Construction Purchasing Certificate Program

From breaking ground to cutting the ribbon, the LBJ School’s Office of Conferences & Training certificate program in construction purchasing provides everything you need to know to effectively execute construction projects.

These programs will be offered virtually via Zoom until further notice.

Buyers, contract administrators, project managers and executive directors are faced with a tough task when it comes to construction purchasing. From understanding and using new terms, remaining compliant with unfamiliar laws, developing control plans and schedules, and staying on budget – the process is daunting and the risks considerable. To successfully navigate and oversee this process requires training and real-world best practices.

Who Should Attend Where
Buyers, contract administrators, project managers and executive directors Virtually via Zoom
Certificate Requirements Instructors
Four core curriculum sessions and one elective session, all completed in the span of two years William Agee is an expert in construction management, contract management and government audits


Program Curriculum 

The Construction Purchasing Certificate Program consists of four core courses and one elective to be completed over a period of two years. The courses are complementary in nature, and each course repeats annually.

Core curriculum sessions include:

  • Basics of Construction Purchasing
  • Developing a Construction Purchasing Manual
  • Project and Construction Management
  • Legal Aspects of Construction Contracts

Elective sessions from which to choose include:

  • Fundamentals of Construction Auditing
  • Construction Purchasing: Managing the Change Order Process
  • Construction Delays

What attendees say about the Certificate Program

As a rapidly growing county, Chambers County, Texas needed updated construction procurement, management, and auditing policies and procedures, along with an efficient and consistent means of training our team.

We chose the LBJ School of Public Affairs for their comprehensive menu of relevant courses. This allowed us to efficiently develop our Construction Procurement and Auditing Manuals and train our Procurement, Project Management, Auditing, and Economic Development team on implementation. Team Chambers County is pleased with the results.

Tony Sims
County Auditor
Chambers County, Texas

Thanks, the certification program helped me land this promotion as Denton ISD recently passed a 750.5 million bond...thought you might like to know.

Denton ISD

More About the Instructor

William Agee is an expert in the areas of construction management, contract management, and government audits. He holds multiple professional certifications, and has been helping organizations secure the goals of their construction initiatives for over 35 years.

Initially, Bill began purchasing in the retail operations, wholesale/distribution field, moved over to a regulated purchasing environment with a branch of the federal government, took a manufacturing position over both purchasing and manufacturing management, followed by experience in a service acquisitions organization and worked as a construction Owner’s Advocate.

Mr. Agee worked with the McLane Wholesale Distribution operation setting up their warehouse and distribution operations in several states and around the world. He also facilitated the hub-and-spoke warehouse and inventory programs for a major oil and gas distribution operation in west Texas serving 17 counties savings over $13-million dollars and reducing the sku’s by over 1700 units. Mr. Agee set up an inventory program for a large wholesale electrical warehouse/distributor which has a service area of over 57-counties of Texas and an inventory total value of in excess of $40-million.

His major areas of expertise are negotiations, construction management, warehouse, distribution, cost and price analysis, contract management, government audits and global business development. Mr. Agee holds twelve distinct certifications from as many professional associations.

Upcoming Courses in the Construction Purchasing Certificate Program

Project and Construction Management      Apr 05, 2023 to Apr 06, 2023      Register >

Basics of Construction Purchasing      May 18, 2023 to May 19, 2023      Register >

Construction Delays      Jun 13, 2023 to Jun 14, 2023      Register >

Legal Aspects of Construction Contracts      Jul 05, 2023 to Jul 06, 2023      Register >

Construction Purchasing: Managing the Change Order Process      Aug 01, 2023 to Aug 02, 2023      Register >