Dominick Belfiore, Director of Operations and Special Projects
Phone: (571) 382-1121
Jody Cleven, Ph.D.
Deputy State Purchasing Officer/Chief Learning Officer
Phone: (984) 236-0251
Thirty-one contract managers graduated from the North Carolina Contract Manager (NCCM) certification program in 2022.
The program is run by the North Carolina Department of Administration’s (NCDOA) Division of Purchase & Contract as part of the North Carolina Procurement Academy. Officially launched in 2019 in response to a legislative mandate, the NCCM program provides state employees key training and best practices on contract administration and negotiation strategies. More than 200 contract managers have participated in the program.
“North Carolina procurement and contract managers play a critical role in bringing efficient and effective government to the people of North Carolina,” said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. “Earning professional certification reinforces the public trust and their dedication to public service improves lives across the state."
The six-course certification program is based on the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Contract Management Body of Knowledge® (CMBOK®) and the Contract Management Standard™ (CMS™), which are nationally recognized programs used by contract managers across federal and state government agencies, universities, and other organizations nationwide.
NCMA Chief Executive Officer Kraig Conrad delivered the graduation address at the NCCM graduation ceremony held in Raleigh, NC, in June 2022.
NCDOA State Purchasing Officer David O’Neal said, “Our NCCM program seeks to develop critical thinking public procurement professionals, while introducing a common language that helps to ensure effective communication across all levels of procurement and contracting.”
Graduates of the North Carolina Purchasing Academy program are required to recertify their credential every five years. Earlier this year, the academy also launched the North Carolina Purchaser Certification Program that focuses on the entire procurement process. Already, plans are underway for another certification level, the North Carolina Purchasing Officer, with an anticipated release in 2023.
For more information about the North Carolina Procurement Academy certification program, visit https://ncadmin.nc.gov/.
The North Carolina Procurement Academy (NCPA) promotes professional competency and growth for individuals performing procurement and contract management roles with the state. Operating within the Department of Administration's Division of Purchase & Contract, the academy provides rigorous and relevant certification pathways based on national standards of competence in public procurement, as well as a variety of professional development opportunities to help procurement personnel improve their practice. To learn more, please visit https://ncadmin.nc.gov/.
The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To learn more, please visit www.ncmahq.org.
The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To find out more, please visit www.ncmahq.org.
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