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Virginia Institute of Procurement

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VCA Plus

When the small purchase threshold increased from $50,000 to $100,000, the opportunity for buyers to solicit unsealed bids and unsealed proposals increased.  The VCA Plus class covers
how to;

• Recognize when to use unsealed bids and unsealed


• Identify the steps for soliciting an unsealed bid and
  unsealed proposal

• Demonstrate how to issue unsealed bid and unsealed   
  proposal through case studies

This two-day class is recommended for those buyers who have their VCA and want to aspire to performing more complex procurement.  The VCA Plus is not a certification program.  It is an advanced class on the Small Purchase method $5000 up to $100,000.

Prerequisite: One of the following:  VCA, VCO, CPPB

VCA Plus at a Glance

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2 Days

The class is eligible for 14 VCA/VCO recertification contact hours.

VCA Plus Cost: $250
Location: 1111 East Broad Street - 7th floor
Richmond, Virginia 23229
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  • Resources

    The following list provides resources for the recertification contact hours needed during the VCA/VCO recertification term.  Minimum and maximum contact hours you may claim for any learning event are subject to the guidelines on the VCA/VCO Recertification application.



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