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Procurement Fundamentals (M500)


Type: Online
Duration: 04:00 hours
Status: Active

As stewards of public funds, procurement specialists must act with integrity and fairness when acquiring goods and services on behalf of the federal government. This online self-paced course introduces the basic concepts and responsibilities related to government procurement projects. Participants will learn about the policies and practices underpinning the federal procurement process and how to identify their oversight and reporting requirements.

Topics include:

  • defining the roles and responsibilities of procurement specialists and key stakeholders
  • identifying underlying procurement principles, legislation and policies
  • understanding delegations of authority


This course is recognized by the Certification Program for the Federal Government Procurement and Materiel Management Communities, which is managed by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. To learn more about the certification program, consult the Acquired Services and Assets Sector Communities Management Office (ASAS CMO) on GCpedia.

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  • Topics: Procurement
  • Community: Functional specialists
  • Audience: Procurement specialists
  • Business line: GC and Public Sector Skills
  • Provider: Canada School of Public Service

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