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.


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.

Save 20%. Only $3252.

Register for the NEW PSPP Bundle (includes PSPP 101, PSPP 201, PSPP 202, PSPP 203 & PSPP 301), and receive a 20% discount (not to be combined with other offers) for an exceptional value of $813 off the regular 5 course price of $4065.

Progress through the program at your own pace, manage your training schedule with ease, and obtain only one approval for all 5 courses.

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 Credits

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

CPPB and CPPO Credits

The PSPP course and its components qualify as procurement training/education contact hours for both the CPPB and CPPO certification programs offered by the UPPCC.

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.

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

Cost for PSPP 202 is $879 + 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 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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