PSPP 202: Solicitation and Award


This interactive course is delivered as a 2-day classroom workshop (please contact us to request more information on getting PSPP 202 delivered in-house) and in an online format over 4 weeks. Participants focus on how to conduct a challenge free and successful competitive solicitation process. Learners practice creating critical contract components such as Key Performance Indicators and other monitoring and measuring tools to ensure the organization receives what it expects.

This session explores the intricacies of meeting public-sector obligations of fairness and transparency in the context of a solicitation – particularly, how to conduct a fair evaluation and award process according to the express terms of the solicitation document. This course also emphasizes the critical documentation that must be retained at each step of the process and the importance of maintaining a good working relationship with contractors and suppliers.

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PSPP 101 (highly recommended)

Course Dates

Please note: limited spots available.

I appreciated my instructor’s ability to get across how relevant court cases should be impacting our roles as procurement professionals. After taking this second course in the series, I am now convinced that I want to complete all PSPP courses. 5 out of 5!

Linda L.
Purchasing Services Manager

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize conflict of interest and bias that may affect your evaluation team
  • Discuss evaluation techniques for assessing mandatory and desirable requirements
  • Review procurement strategies such as draft RFPs, web-based and multi-stage procurements
  • Identify the risks involved in cancelling a process after closing and what steps to take if this becomes necessary
  • Identify the importance of conducting a fair and open process and handling vendor complaints in a professional manner
  • Demonstrate how to draft service levels for different contract scenarios
  • Discuss and develop strategies to set up the final contract including payment terms and exit rights

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will have the necessary knowledge and tools to conduct the solicitation and award phase of the procurement and contract management cycle. They will be able to select an appropriate solicitation method based on requirements, draft Contract B terms, conduct an effective evaluation process, finalize contract award and handle vendor debriefings.

A Presentation About the Public Sector Procurement Program (PSPP)

Click here to view a short presentation about how completing the PSPP program and getting your “PSPP Certificate” will benefit you.

Courses in the PSPP Certificate Program

If you complete each course in the PSPP program, you will get your PSPP (Public Sector Procurement Program) Certificate, which is recognized by many public sector organizations (see our clients).

You can either choose to take each course individually, and upgrade your skill set at your convenience or purchase our 5 course PSPP bundle and get a 20% discount. Learn more about the PSPP bundle.

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Is PSPP 202 Solicitation & Award Right for You? Find Out…

Cost for PSPP 202 is $1057 + tax, and has multiple start-dates throughout the year. If you have any questions, feel free to call us toll free at 1-888-990-7267 or send us an e-mail.

Learner Comments


“I took PSPP 202 because I wanted to advance my professional career in procurement and learn more best practices to reduce risk to my organization. I found PSPP 202 very applicable to the public sector. And my instructor was excellent!”

Elizabeth Dubee
Executive Director – Strategic Sourcing, Services New Brunswick

I love the format where I can find a good balance between work and studies. The class session with Lise are very interesting, gives the course a personal touch. I took PSPP 202 to complement my knowledge, sharpen my skill and to learn more about the responsibilities of a buyer.

Eric Drouin
Gestionnaire en approvisionnement, Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien

“The best part of PSPP 202 was learning from real life examples”

Aletola Adesina
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

“The best part of the course was my instructor and the content. It was very relevant and interesting”

Angela Killips
Contract Analyst – Epcor

I’m impressed with the PSPP program. It has added value to my day to day work!

Rob Boyle
Senior Director, Strategic Joint Procurement, Nova Scotia Power

“I work in local government, and this course is directly relevant to my role. There is a lot of content and information which is applied immediately in my day to day work.”


“For me, the best part of PSPP 202 was reviewing different cases, and how these cases changed how we do procurement”


“The best part of PSPP 202 was that there were lots of explanation of case law to help me understand certain aspects”


“I deal with public procurement and was looking for new tools and techniques. I enjoyed all of PSPP 202. It was very informative”


“For me, the best part of PSPP 202 was reviewing different cases, and how these cases changed how we do procurement”


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