Procurement Boot Camp

  • Start: February 13, 2024 2:00 pm
  • End: February 15, 2024 4:00 pm

One of our most popular trainings returns with an updated 2024 edition! Learn how to purchase goods and services following the Uniform Grants Guidance and avoid costly mistakes by attending the online “Procurement Boot Camp” on February 13 and 15, 2024.

Our virtual “Procurement Boot Camp” is back again by popular demand!  Join us for this updated and expanded edition to learn about current procurement standards and pending changes for grant-funded organizations under the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance (also known as the “OMB Super Circular”).  Failure to follow these procurement requirements can result in repayment of past expenditures and even loss of grant funding.  Make sure that you understand the procurement standards in the Uniform Grants Guidance and proposed changes by attending this two-part online training.  The online “Procurement Boot Camp” will explain the complexities of the OMB’s purchasing requirements and their interactions with other key rules (including the cost principles).  This updated edition will also discuss the OMB’s proposed revisions to the procurement standards in the Uniform Grants Guidance.  You will gain a better understanding of the procurement standards and learn how to implement a compliant procurement system while avoiding common problems.  Register today to attend the “Procurement Boot Camp” on February 13 and 15, 2024, to ensure that you are purchasing goods and services with grant funding the right way.




Learn about the Uniform Guidance’s procurement standards in detail during the updated 2024 edition of the “Procurement Boot Camp.”  This two-part training will explain required policies, methods of procurement, contract terms, and more.  The course will also cover the changes to purchasing requirements in the OMB’s proposed revisions to the Uniform Grants Guidance.  During this exclusive training, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Current Uniform Grants Guidance procurement standards
  • OMB’s proposed changes to the procurement standards
  • Basic purchasing  requirements under the Uniform Grants Guidance
  • Standards of conduct for persons with procurement responsibilities
  • Signs of adequate and inadequate competition
  • Requirements for making opportunities available to disadvantaged businesses
  • Approved procurement methods under the Uniform Guidance and when to use each
  • Acceptable and unacceptable types of contracts
  • Essential terms and conditions for procurement contracts
  • Avoiding common procurement problems under the Uniform Guidance
  • Practical tips for better purchases involving grant funds

You will explore these key requirements of the Uniform Guidance for purchasing goods and services with Federal grant funds over the course of the two-part training.  In addition, the end of each session will feature a live question-and-answer period.  Attendees will be able to get answers to their individual procurement questions.


Join your fellow grants management professionals for this new edition of the  “Procurement Boot Camp” for 2024.  For our attendees’ convenience, the training will be presented in two parts.  The “Procurement Boot Camp” will be held on Tuesday, February 13, and Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 2:00 until 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Central Standard Time, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Mountain Standard Time, and 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific Standard Time).  In addition to the live training, paid registrants will receive free access to an on-demand recording for 30 days following each installment.

This session will begin with relevant background information before discussing the basic standards for procurement found in the revised Uniform Grants Guidance (or "OMB Super Circular").  Participants will learn about required policies and procedures as well as standards for adequate competition under the Uniform Guidance.  Examples of adequate and inadequate competition will be discussed.  In addition, attendees will learn about the acceptable methods of procurement under the Uniform Guidance.

This session will build upon the basic procurement requirements discussed in the first installment of the "Procurement Boot Camp."  Attendees will learn about the required terms and conditions in grant-funded contracts as well as contracting best practices and recommended contract terms.  This session will also discuss common procurement problem areas and the steps that grant-funded organizations can take to avoid them.  Participants will learn how to identify potential issues and implement strategies to minimize the risk of noncompliance.


After completing the online boot camp, you will be able to:

  • Describe the proposed revisions to the Uniform Guidance’s procurement standards
  • Outline the requirements for procurement using Federal grant funds
  • Identify required procurement policies and procedures (as well as best practices) under the Uniform Guidance
  • List the Uniform Guidance’s five acceptable methods of procurement
  • Describe the major advantages and disadvantages of common procurement contracts
  • List the terms required under the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance for procurement contracts
  • Describe at least three procurement problems and at least one strategy for overcoming each problem


This two-part series is recommended for all grants management professionals wanting to know more about procurement requirements under the revised OMB Uniform Guidance.  The experience level for this program is overview.  No specific educational background is necessary.  No advance preparation and no prerequisites are required to attend.


Each installment in the “Procurement Boot Camp” series is recommended for two (2) hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the field of specialized knowledge.  Credit is available only for the live training, and attendees will need to answer at least 8 of 10 questions asked during each live session to receive credit for that installment.  The experience level for each installment in this series is overview.  No prerequisites or specific educational background requirements for attendance exist, and advance preparation is not required.


R. Brian Tipton is a practicing attorney with more than two decades of experience working with nonprofits, governmental units, and other grant-funded organizations across the United States.  Currently, Brian is Managing Director with Tipton KPCL in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, where he heads the firm’s tax-exempt and grant-funded solutions practice.  He is a summa cum laude graduate of the Louisiana State University and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University.  He regularly represents grant-funded entities of all types in the areas of regulatory compliance, audits, funding source disputes, administrative appeals, and litigation.  Brian also consults with organizations on governance, human resources, programmatic, and corporate matters, and develops and presents training programs for nonprofits and grant-funded organizations.

Registration Details


Just $249



BONUS:  All paid registrants will receive free access for 30 days to on-demand recordings of each live session.