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Spring 2021

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BUS194 - Public Procurement

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduce public procurement principles and relevant applications by integrating concepts from a legal, ethical, and documentation oriented standpoint.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.Summarize the function of government procurement.
2.Differentiate between ethical and unethical procurement procedures.
3.Explain how laws or regulations are applied to the practice of public procurement.
4.Identify different procurement methods and the contexts in which each method is the most appropriate to be utilized.
5.Describe public procurement policies and procedures that are unique to New York State.
6.Review contract documents accurately for content and applicability to a given situation.
7.Evaluate an RFP (Request for Proposals) to determine compliance with all applicable purchasing laws to assess whether it will meet the needs of an organization.*
8.Identify correct documentation that needs to be stored and accessible for public records.


* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.



Content Outline:
Introduction to Public Procurement
The Public Procurement Cycle
Public Procurement Principles and Categories
Public Procurement Planning
Public Procurement Methods- Competitive Methods
Public Procurement Methods- Non-competitive Methods
Requesting and Receiving Offers
Evaluating Offers and Awarding the Contract
Contract Administration
Contract Monitoring
Contract Amendment and Conclusion
A closer look: Bids
A closer look: RFP's
NYS OGS- Contracts, Rules, Regulations, Coordination
Creation of a contract start to finish

Effective Term: Fall 2019