ACCREDITATION: WHY ITS IMPORTANT AND HOW IT BENEFITS YOU

November 17, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Presenter, Lisa Frank, GLobal Practices Manager, NIGP, will present via Zoom on Accreditation.  A link to join will be sent to you after you register for this event. 

Lisa Frank joined NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement in December 2013. One year later, she was promoted to the position of Global Practices Manager and, most recently, became Program Content Manager. In addition to managing task forces to develop global best practices, Lisa also manages NIGP’s accreditation program, works with Routledge, NIGP’s publisher, and serves as staff liaison to NIGP’s Diversity and Equity Committee. Lisa collaborates with subject matter experts, including procurement professionals, academics, and suppliers to develop useful guidance on public procurement topics and to create a pipeline of textbooks. Since its 2018 February/March issue, Government Procurement Magazine has been publishing Lisa’s articles on topics ranging from her first article Language Matters to the current article Conferences: Rethinking the Status Quo. Prior to joining NIGP, Lisa managed the University Lecture Series at Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned her Master of Public Management. Recently, she earned certifications as a John Maxwell Coach, Public Speaker, and DISC Consultant, and plans, in November, to launch her own business Camino Life Coaching & Consulting. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in cello performance, and now lives in Ashland, Oregon, where she plays cello with the Rogue Valley Symphony.

Description

  • Begin with 3 pillars as foundation and vision
  • Introduce Accreditation: We absorb content – how successful are we at applying and integrating it into our operations? Accreditation closes the loop and provides feedback for continuous improvement.
  • Cite resources, as applicable, and where to find them.

Accreditation for Quality Public Procurement Departments (formerly the OA4):

  • Overview: Value-driven self-assessment
  • Categories: Rationale for each
  • Specific criteria and dropdown with definitions, resources, explanations, examples
  • OA4 serves as preparation for the Pareto Accreditation
    • Feedback provided
  • OA4 accreditation is required for application for Pareto Accreditation
  • Recognition

Pareto Accreditation:

  • Overview: External verification of Procurement throughout the entity, including interactions with stakeholders
    • Phase 1: Review of documents
    • Phase 2: Onsite visit, including document review and meetings with stakeholders
  • Recognition

 

 

 

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