The Procurement Certification Program, which was launched in 2016 for business service center (BSC) staff members, will be open to all campus staff members beginning Wednesday, October 10, when the first class of the series begins (PUR 100 - The Basics of Cornell Procurement).
The program is a series of nine classes, five of which are required. It is designed to guide participants through the purchasing decision process, including identifying the appropriate payment method, selecting a vendor, processing a purchase order, identifying independent contractors, paying for services, and more.
The classes required for certification include a Procurement Overview (tutorial), The Basics of Cornell Procurement, Identifying Independent Contractors and Paying for Services, Processing Purchase Orders, and Contracts and Negotiations. The optional classes include PCard Use for BSC, Spend Viz, e-SHOP, and Bid Solicitations, Vendor Setup and Accounts Payable.
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