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Principles - Cooperative Purchasing (Virtual)
12/6/2023 - 12/7/2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Event Description

Dec 6 & 7, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Learning
Online via Zoom

Registration closes Wed, Nov 29, 2023 at 4:00 PM


This course gives an overview of the cooperative purchasing process in the public sector, describing the types, benefits, structure, legal considerations and challenges cooperative purchasing groups face. Attendees will be shown and discuss examples of constitutions, strategic plans, business plan reports, commodity listings and standard terms and conditions for public tenders issued by cooperative groups.

Instructor:  Michelle Rasiulis, CSCMP, CPPB, NIGP-CPP


This six (6) hour Zoom Virtual Learning seminar has two (2) online sessions:

Wednesday, December 6th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Thursday, December 7th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Students must attend both sessions to receive course credit.

The Zoom meeting link and login information will be distributed before the session.


Students will receive a short pre-work assignment to complete two weeks before the session.



Learn more about the Zoom platform and its system requirements here. Remember to use a wired internet connection (as opposed to wi-fi, if possible) for the best viewing experience.

OPBA Principles Program seminars are designed for student participation. In order to get the most out of the session and ensure two-way discussion, students are encouraged to fully participate by having camera and microphone on during the virtual session, or to actively participate in chat where access to a A/V equipment is not possible.

Students are also encouraged to maintain a respectful learning environment by minimizing multi-tasking distractions, and background noise. Please ensure mobile phones and computer notifications are off or muted, and place yourself on mute until you want to or are called upon to speak.


Attendance Credit: SIx (6) contact hours.

Program Textbook: The Principles of Effective Public Purchasing 2014 Edition textbook augments the course content and is the only study guide for the final exam, but is not required for in-class learning. Students who are currently registered in an OPBA seminar qualify to purchase the textbook at a discounted rate from the OPBA Store.

Program Enrolment: If you plan to apply this seminar toward the Principles of Effective Public Purchasing certificate program, you must enrol in the program within nine (9) months of completing this seminar.



Space is limited: Register early to avoid disappointment.

Cancellations: In writing only, up to ten (10) business days before the event, after which we regret that we cannot refund your registration fee.


Registration Fees:

Title Fee Valid Dates Member Status Points CEUs Hours
Virtual Learning Member Rate $254.25 Available until Wed, Nov 29, 2023 Members Only 0.0000 0.0000 6.0000
Virtual Learning - Non Member $310.75 Available until Wed, Nov 29, 2023 All Registrants 0.0000 0.0000 6.0000

Please refer to our payment policy for information regarding cancellations and/or refunds.

Registration closes Wed, Nov 29, 2023 at 4:00 PM