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Office of State Procurement Training

The Office of State Procurement offers training programs during the year to educate purchasing staff. These classes are for State of Minnesota employees only and registration is required.

Registration for these trainings will be completed in the Learning area (ELM) of Self Service. Please refer to the instructions and course codes.

If you have difficulty enrolling in the classes through Self Service, contact the OSP Training Coordinator.


Professional / Technical

P/T Foundations (formerly known as P/T 101)

P/T Foundations is a series of four courses designed for contracting professionals, program staff, or anyone that wants to learn the basics of P/T contracting. It is a high-level overview for anyone who is just starting to work with P/T contracts or a refresher for someone who wants to refine their skills. The four courses within this series are Professional/Technical Overview, Drafting & Facilitating Solicitations, Evaluation & Negotiation, and Contract Life Cycle. Ideally, they are taken in order and are offered consecutively over the course of two weeks. All four are required to get a wide-ranging understanding of P/T contracting, but they can be taken as single courses. They cover:

  •     Request for Proposals
  •     Evaluation
  •     Ethics
  •     Contracting Drafting Basics
  •     Amendments
  •     Contract Close Out
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