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Simplified Acq. & Delegated Procurement (NBS)
Course ID: NIHTC9513


NIH-Simplified Acquisitions and Delegated Procurement (NBS) Training is a mandatory course for all prospective NBS Buyers or Approvers creating orders for goods/services up to the Simplified Acquisition Threshold ($100,000.00). The course identifies responsibilities for NBS Buyers or Approvers creating or approving NBS awards including Purchase Orders, BPA calls or Task/Delivery orders. A final exam is administered at the end of the course. The course introduces Simplified Acquisition policy and procedure and combines lecture and hands-on exercises using the NIH PRISM Training Instance. Students will create and modify PRISM awards. This class is mandatory for all prospective NBS Buyers and Approvers who have not completed the previously-required Delegated Acquisition Training program (DELPRO) and is NOT an NBS-only class for those who desire additional practice with the NBS.

Key Topics

  • Responsibilities for NBS Buyers and Approvers.
  • Purchase requirements including checking Government required sources.
  • Determining mechanisms for purchasing goods and services.
  • Acquisition documentation requirements.
  • Using NBS PRISM to create awards: BPA Calls, Purchase Orders, Task/Delivery Orders.
  • Using NBS iSupplier to identify vendor payment information.

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Apr 15 - Apr 19, 2013 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM6120 Executive Plaza South (EPS)Apr 1, 2013

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