Events and Training

GPO calendar of events and training


Simplified Purchase Agreement (SPA) Training

Simplified Purchase Agreement (SPA) Training The GPO SPA Program offers a streamlined agency procurement option for projects under $10,000 using GPO-approved contractors. Under SPA, agencies solicit bids and issue print orders directly to the chosen contractor. This free 2 hr course provides the mandatory training for agency staff who will sign SPA work orders. The course is also open to anyone interested in learning more about the SPA Program.

GPO Central Office SPA training is provided the second Thursday every other month and lasts from 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. EST. Online SPA training is provided on the in-between months (on a Wednesday afternoon 1:30-3:30 PM EST). Check the Events and Training page to register. Upon registration for SPA training you will be contacted by an Institute staffer for scheduling.


Dates: January 16
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Online
Cost: Free


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Methods of Payment
GPO accepts the following methods of payment: Purchase Card or GPO Deposit Account You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your successful registration for this class. If payment is required, an Institute staff member will be in contact.

Cancellations
In the event that a class must be cancelled by The Institute at GPO, every effort will be made to notify you by email of the cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to the class date. You will receive information regarding the option to transfer your registration to another class offered by The Institute or to choose to receive a refund.

If you are unable to attend a class for which you are registered, contact us at [email protected] as soon as you know you will not be able to attend. Every effort will be made to reschedule you for a later class date, if available.

Special Needs Requests
If you have special needs such as interpreters or readers, please let us know at least five weeks in advance of the class (sub-contractors require 30 days notice for these services). Although we are pleased to make whatever arrangements are necessary to ensure that all students receive the maximum benefit from the training, the Institute operates on a cost-recovery basis and must recoup any added fees from the student's agency.