PSPP 301: Procurement Practice – Putting it all Together

Procurement Practice – Putting it all Together

Building on the skills and knowledge gained in PSPP 101, 201, 202 & 203, this interactive, peer-to-peer, online course incorporates discussions on current case examples and topics, to expand understanding and solidify key points. There are two individual assignments to be completed and submitted, and participation in the discussion contributes to participants’ overall mark for the course.

Over the four weeks of the course, participants are expected to spend 7 to 8 hours per week completing their assignments while carrying out their regular workload. Participants will learn how to budget time and to put into practice examples and illustrations they learned during the program.

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PSPP 101, 201, 202 and 203.

Course Dates

Please note: limited spots available.

July 13, 2020

Oct. 18, 2021

October 19, 2020

May 31, 2021

Not only have I learned so much in the Public Sector Procurement Program, but I discovered procurement professionals across the country have the same issues and carry out the same types of procurements as I do. This boosted my confidence, and proved procurement really is the place for me.


Learning Objectives

  • Analyze common procurement scenarios and recommend an appropriate course of action
  • Differentiate between effective and ineffective procurement strategies
  • Research advanced procurement strategies and assess the value for your organization
  • Reflect on your own practice and identify areas for further development
  • Identify networking and continuing education opportunities

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will have the necessary knowledge and skills to perform effectively during all phases of the procurement and contract management cycle.

You will have reviewed and reflected on the key components of each step of the cycle and practiced the skills learned in levels 1 and 2 through interactive discussions and written assignments. Upon successful completion, you will receive your Public Sector Procurement Program certificate.

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, or purchase our 5 course PSPP bundle and get a 20% discount. Learn more about the PSPP bundle.

Click the below images to learn more about each course.

Is PSPP 301 Putting it all Together Right for You? Find Out…

Cost for PSPP 301 is $1179 + 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


“The online discussion forums are a great way to hear of other views and take aways from people who are doing similar jobs to myself. It makes understanding some of the course material easier as you can sometimes interpret the ideas better after hearing someone else say their interpretation. I personally find online learning a little difficult and this is a great way to feel as though there is a classroom environment.”

Ashleigh Aalders
Procurement Support Representative, Halifax Regional Municipality

“PSPP 301 was different than previous modules due to the online input and assessments required. It seemed to me this delivery method encouraged participation and collaboration. Because it was not limited to 1 hour per week, I feel I got involved way more with the group and the instructor.”

Anca Banica
Transmission Team Lead – Contract Management, BC Hydro

“This program, whether you are experienced or new, and having the range of professionals we had in our class, gives someone new a lot of knowledge and someone with experience, a different perspective.”

Craig Butt, Procurement Officer III, Government Purchasing Agency – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

“I really liked the networking, sharing and commenting on each other’s papers using NECI’s dedicated online discussion forum. It was very interesting to see how different some of my peers’ ideas were. It was great because I learned new ways of doing things I would have never thought of.”


“This course, and all the others in the PSPP, have been 100% relevant to everything I do in my role as Buyer for a public sector organization. I sing the praises of PSPP whenever I can, and would recommend anyone who touches public sector procurement in any way to take at least PSPP 101 – more if they can.”


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