PSPP 202: Solicitation and Award


This interactive course is delivered as a 2-day classroom workshop and in an online format. 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.  Course description.


PSPP 101 (highly recommended)

Learning Objectives

  • Practice how to design appropriate evaluation criteria and weighting
  • 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 Accredited PSPP Certificate Program

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

Alternatively, you can choose to take each course individually, and upgrade your skill set at your convenience. Click the below images to learn more about each course.

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Learner Comments

I want to stay current on topics related to the procurement process, relevant cases and examples for public procurement. Overall assessment of the course 5/5!
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