Favorite Course Friday: PP 5349 Public Procurement and Contracting

Welcome to “Favorite Course Friday”! Throughout the semester we will be highlighting electives available next semester with the Department of Public Policy (DPP). Interested in joining the DPP in the classroom next semester? Email dpp@uconn.edu for more information!

Graphic with title "Favorite Course Friday" with three boxes below it that read: PP 5349: Public Procurement and Contracting, Offered at the Hartford Campus, Focus Area: Leadership and Public Management and State and Local Government Management.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the principles of contract formulation and administration in public procurement. The growing significance of contracting out and outsourcing in the public sector requires the availability of procurement specialists that are educated and comfortable with best practices in procurement activities from the identification of the need through the close out of contact activities. Students will learn about best practices for effective contracting relationships between the public and private and nonprofit sectors.