The position levels are described with examples. You must attend all workshops mandatory for any method of procurement in which you have a role in conducting, reviewing or approving the procurement. For instance, if you never have a role in conducting, reviewing or approving construction procurements, the workshops relating to construction are not mandatory: SPO ...
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You are not required to take workshops again because you have moved to a new position or office. It is recommended you attend workshops as a refresher especially if you have not conducted procurements for a year as some requirements have changed. You are responsible for remaining current on the requirements for the procurements you ...
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If you never conduct, review or approve solicitations for any particular procurement method (i.e. competitive sealed bids) attendance is not mandatory for workshops required for that procurement method. Note: Your department may require attendance at workshops that are not SPO mandatory requirements. Check with your department. Some workshops are mandatory for more than one procurement ...
Read More If I am a Level 2 and my office never conducts, reviews or approves competitive sealed bids, do I still need to attend the workshops required for competitive sealed bids?

If you only purchase using the SPO Price/Vendor lists, you are required attend the SPO Price and Vendor List/Cooperative Contracts workshop (No. SPO 190). If you are responsible for the purchase when a request to purchase off the pricelist (permission to not use the pricelist is granted) you must attend the workshops mandatory for the ...
Read More Do I have to attend the Small Purchase workshop (No SPO 120) if I only purchase items from the SPO price/vendor lists?

Yes. Even if you only purchase items whose total cost is less than $5,000 you must attend the Small Purchases method of procurement workshop. If you have delegated authority to conduct small purchase procurements for expenditures less than $50,000, you must be aware of the requirements and procedures.

The Construction Procurements workshop is mandatory for personnel conducting, reviewing or approving construction procurements. Note: Certain types of repair and maintenance may fall into the construction area. Departments may require personnel attend workshops that are not SPO mandatory requirements. Be sure to check with your department.

Prevailing Wage, Certified Payroll & Contracting Agency Responsibilities workshop (SPO 185) is mandatory for personnel conducting, reviewing or approving construction procurements. Note: Certain types of repair and maintenance may fall into the construction area. Departments may require personnel attend workshops that are not SPO mandatory requirements. Be sure to check with your department.

Effective May 2009, personnel who conduct, review, or approve any method or procurement pursuant to HRS 103D or HRS 103F shall attend the workshop SPO 127-Understandfing, Detecting and Preventing Anti-Trust Violations. It is recommended that all personnel who assist in the procurement also attend.

‘Webinar’ is short for web-based seminar and is a presentation or workshop transmitted on the web. It is different than a webcast, in the ability to be interactive. Where a webcast is one way, (the presenter presents and attendees view and listen,) webinars are interactive. Presenters can conduct polls and ask questions and attendees can ...
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