Public Sector Procurement Program (PSPP)

Blue pie chart split into 5 sections of the NECI PSPP program labelled planning, solicitation, award, managing, and evaluation

Public sector procurement goes far beyond purchase orders and executing contracts. That’s why the PSPP is designed to meet the unique needs of Canadian public sector professionals.

From drafting RFPs to conducting market soundings and maintaining vendor relationships, today’s public sector procurement professional faces increasing complexity in their job functions. At the same time, there are higher expectations of fairness and transparency, as well as increased pressure to demonstrate ‘best value’ and sustainability for public funds expended. Now more than ever, it makes sense to provide staff with the updated skills, knowledge and best practices they need for effectively managing procurements and contracts in a public sector environment. The Public Sector Procurement Program (PSPP) is specifically designed to do just that.

Wondering if our PSPP certificate program is right for you?  Take a look at this short online exploration of the course components and how the program fits together.

PSPP Video Testimonials

Victoria Police Dept.

Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver

Request Funding

Request sponsorship from your employer for enrollment in NECI’s PSPP program using our easy to complete Request for Funding Letter template.

PSPP Courses

Click the graphics below to learn more about each course in our Public Sector Procurement Program.

Accreditation & SCMP Credit

PSPP Accredited through the CSCSC’s National Accreditation Program

Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council logoSince 2011, the PSPP has been accredited by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council through its National Accreditation Program (the NAP). The accreditation is renewed every three years. The NAP recognizes educational offerings in supply chain-related topics that meet the Council’s standards for accreditation, created with significant input from supply chain stakeholders. The standards are based on national and international best practices and principles, and include requirements for course/program needs assessment, design, development, delivery, and student evaluation. As an accredited program, the PSPP has shown that it meets all of those standards.

Customized Training Options to Meet Diverse Needs

PSPP-national-accreditation-programPSPP courses are easily adapted for in-house delivery to public organizations across Canada. We can schedule a course for staff at your location, or set up a session where local groups partner to host a shared training initiative.

Courses can be customized to address regional or organizational templates and nuances to ensure participants receive training that is relevant and tailored to their needs, while preserving the integrity of the competency structure of the program.

SCMP Credit

Students who successfully pass any of the 200 level PSPP courses are eligible for public sector specialization credit as an exemption from taking the International Business and Multi-Cultural Skills Workshop towards the SCMP Designation Program.

Professional Designation Maintenance Credits

Most professional designations include a maintenance program to ensure members are staying up to date in their field.  Log credits with NECI’s programs while participating in relevant and meaningful training that supports professional performance.

Learners’ Comments

It's great to get perspectives from other regions and other levels of public sector - MASH and Provincial.

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