In 2004, the State Procurement Office and Information Technology Management Office adopted new standards for its solicitations' cover page, organizational structure, and general bidding instructions. (These clauses were slightly revised as part of the February 2006 Uniform State Provisions & Clauses.) The course will involve an in-depth, clause-by-clause review of every standard bidding clause in Part II.A. of the new uniform solicitation format, as well as a review of the new standard cover page, change order form, and record of negotiations form.
For a complete review of the Compendium, the Board's procurement offices are offering a three part series of courses, including Compendium Overview (MMO-4-B), which provides an overview, S.C. Standard General Bidding Instructions (MMO-4-C), which reviews Part II.A., and SC Standard Terms & Conditions (MMO-4-D), which covers Part VII. Please consider taking all three.
This course is formerly known as MMO-10, and is the third course of a series of four Legal Courses. In order to receive credit for State Certification, all for courses must be attended. The courses must be taken in the following order: MMO-4-A: SC Legal Aspects of Purchasing MMO-4-B: SC Compendium Overview MMO-4-C: SC General Bidding Practices MMO-4-D: SC Standard Terms & Conditions.
To adequately inform all public procurement officials, especially those in state government, of the need to have standardized bid language in bid documents. Participants will gain a better understanding of the information necessary to publish good bidding documents. All individuals in public procurement who issue bid and RFP documents will benefit from this course.
Please bring the same materials as downloaded for the Compendium class.
Course Materials: A copy of the compendium is available on the internet on the Procurement Services Legal - Standard Clauses and Provisions page. From that page, download two items, the "Compendium" and the "Table of Clauses - Redline from v1.1 to v2.0.1". Please print these documents and bring them with you to the class.