One hundred percent of NSU’s Procurement Services staff have received Virginia Contracting Associate (VCA) certification. The VCA certification is the first tier of the Virginia Institute of Procurement career path for public procurement professionals. The certification program is a unique hands-on process that includes a three-day comprehensive purchasing course for individuals whose jobs consist of 10 percent or more of purchasing-related activities. The program covers the full procurement cycle including ethics, resources, methods, e-procurement, contract administration, compliance, surplus property, small purchasing card, purchasing guidelines and more.
Congratulations to the following for achieving certification:
Cynthia Colvin, officer manager, VCA certification
Christine Taylor, senior contracts officer, VCA and VCO (Virginia Contracting Officer)
Eugene Anderson, director, VCO recertification
For more information on the Virginia Contracting Associate certification program, visit https://vip.dgs.virginia.gov/vca-certification.html.