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Transit FTA Procurement Courses – Online 
January/February 2023
Level 1
The Introductory to FTA Government Procurement

January 20, 2023 (8:30~11:30AM, PT)
The Introductory to FTA Government Procurement will provide an introduction to the government procurement function from the development of a need to the acquisition of goods and services. The course will also cover the fundamental procurement process for public agencies: the basics of contracts, the impact of guiding regulations, the essential elements of a procurement policy, and the concepts of fair and reasonable determinations. 

Topics include: 
Government Procurement
Contracts 101
Fiduciary Responsibilities in Purchasing
Acquisitions Overview
Procurement Methods
Who Should Attend: 
Inventory Personnel, Maintenance Managers, Project Managers, Grants Administrators, Board Members, Finance Managers, Procurement Officers, Contract Administrators, Planning Managers, Chief Administration Officers, Chief Operations Officers, Safety and Security Personnel and anyone else working with federal funds

Program Format: 
100% Online 
(2.5 hours of self-paced prep work is required + 3 hours of live session) 

Program Fee: 
$325.00 (includes all materials) 
100% Caltrans Scholarship is available for eligible participants. (Level 1 ONLY)
 
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Level 2
The Procurement for Procurement Professionals

February 17, 2023 (8:30~11:30AM, PT)
The Procurement for Procurement Professionals will provide an in-depth understanding of the FTA procurement process. This course will cover areas such as Conflicts of Interest, DBE Programs, Public Works Procurement, Statements of Work Development, Buy America, Price and Cost analysis, RFP and IFB Best Practices, Architect and Engineering Procurements, and Procurement file Documentation as well as Federal Flow Down Provisions. 

Topics include: 
Source Selection
Government Procurement
RFP and RFP Best Practices
Cost and Price Analysis
Acquisition Methods
Who Should Attend: 
Project Managers, Grants Administrators, Board Members, Finance Managers, Procurement Officers, Contract Administrators, Chief Administration Officers, Chief Operations Officers, Safety and Security Personnel and anyone else working directly with the expenditure of federal funds

Program Format: 
100% Online 
(2.5 hours of self-paced prep work is required + 3 hours of live session) 

Program Fee: 
$375.00 (includes all materials) 
Level 2 will be limited to fewer participants.
 
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Scholarship Information

CalTrans

There are two scholarships available. Eligible applicants include private, non-profit, not-for-profit, and government agencies, their employees and certain affiliates (private sector applicants) who offer passenger transportation services. Full-series scholarship will cover $1,250 of the tuition. Applicable for full series participants only. 

The program provides reimbursement for registration and travel expenses for courses attended by public and non-profit organizations serving rural areas.

RCTC (Riverside County Transportation Commission)

Potential funding to non-profit transportation providers located in western Riverside County.

SANBAG (San Bernadino Associated Governments)

SANBAG offers financial aid for public transit and social service transportation agencies from the Valley portion of San Bernardino County.

Access Services

Eligible applicants include all public and not-for-profit agencies and their employees or affiliates (private sector applicants) who deliver passenger transportation services with the County of Los Angeles. The Joe King Memorial Scholarship will cover 100% of the course fees. Only available during Fall sessions.

Questions

Email: Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development 

Call: 888.439.2867 / 209.946.2956