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2011 - Volume 14

Canada's magazine on public sector purchasing

VOLUME DIRECTORY
March 2011, Issue 1
May 2011, Issue 2
Sep/Oct 2011, Issue 3
Dec/Jan 2011–12, Issue 4

December/January 2011–12
Volume 14, Issue 4

Letter from the Editor

Measuring value in the public sector
When allocating funds there needs to be an evaluation process with a focus on results
by Suzanne Schell

Measuring up – evaluate vendors
For the purchaser, the extent of product success is absolutely linked to a high performing supply chain and you can help improve that performance
by Roger Nenonen

Aboriginal partners work
New program builds on Vanoc’s successful procurement strategy and gives you more opportunity to contract successfully with Aboriginal firms
by Kelly J. Lendsay

Forum 2011 CPPC
The Canadian Public Procurement Council’s annual forum, held in Quebec City in November 2011, offered tools and tips to attendees. As well a new board of directors was
elected at the AGM held at the conference.

2011 Leadership in Public Procurement Awards
Winner: nova Scotia procurement Services’ new training program
Finalist: City of Edmonton’s strategic sourcing process to augment IT staff
Finalist: Defence Construction Canada’s development of a landmark P3 process for contracting long-term accommodation on behalf of Communications Security Establishment Canada.

SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT – Reflections on the AIT
Procurement practitioners are of several minds when it comes to the agreement on internal trade
by Larry Berglund

LEGAL NOTES – Ontario’s BPS procurement directive
Fast tracked legislation affecting Ontario's broader public sector hopes to improve accountability
by Matthew R. Alter and Ian J. Houston


September/October 2011
Volume 14, Issue 3

Letter from the Editor

Innovative management tools
Sophisticated tools are available, you just need to know where they are
by Chris Jones and Steve Harris

Do more with less
It is possible to achieve financial efficiency
by David Gourlay

Paperless payments
Automated, or electronic payments, improve efficiency and supplier/buyer relations
by Rob McClean

Publisher Profile
Gerald Ford
Making it personal to make a difference in both public and private procurement
by Stephen Bauld

Aboriginal procurement
The past, the present and the future of aboriginal procurement policy and practice
by Cathryn Kallwitz

Aussie rules
Our friends from ‘down under’ include social benefits through public, private and non-profit sector purchasing practices
by Larry Berglund

Legal notes
New West Trade Partnership agreement redefining the shape of interprovincial procurement
by Denis Chamberland and Craig Logie

In the spotlight
Canadian public procurement council shines a light on public sector procurement professional, Ken Babich


May 2011
Volume 14, Issue 2

Letter from the Editor

Charging up
Advances in electric vehicles may soon have you considering them for your fleet.
by Anne Phillips

University of Calgary embraces GREEN UP
New building standards are making it easier for building owners to define criteria for new construction and to monitor their building operations.
by Ron Lemaire

Ramping up sustainable purchasing
Several municipalities have banded together to create a new buying group – the Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Purchasing – which is leading to concrete benefits.
by Kevin McCarty

Rubric-based RFPs and proposals
How to prepare and RFP to maximize not only the number of vendors responding but improve the quality of their responses.
by Chris. F. Jones

Either way, you lose
Following the Tercon decision last year, efforts to bulletproof RFPs have only increased, which, if successful, may in the end be a “Pyrrhic victory” says these authors.
by Stephen Bauld and Kevin McGuinness

The conduit or the source: Supply management and sustainability
Recent research by Canadian and international experts details the motivating factors behind the adoption of sustainability in supply chains.
by Larry Berglund

Tsunami of trade agreements
Procurement is being challenged by the variety and complexity of several old and new agreements and the unique aspects of each.
by Rosslyn Young


March 2011
Volume 14, Issue 1

Letter from the Editor

Spotlight on sole sourcing
The Office of the Procurement Ombudsman has released a report on procurements valued under $25K.
by Claude Dubois

Sustainability research and action
Announcing a research project on sustainability - large in scope due to the level of activity globally within the supply management disciplines. Some of Canada's efforts are detailed as well.
by Larry Berglund

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  • Halifax Regional Municipality issues RFP for downtown development
  • Gemalto provides electronic passport solution to Korea's national printer
  • Winnipeg's 311 system proves its value
  • Wal-Mart continues to set sustainability mandates
  • New York City wins in its deal with Microsoft
  • EU reforming public procurement
  • Windsor-Essex region gets "smarter" with IBM
  • Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI) SaskTel extends 3G+ wireless coverage to 36 more locations
  • Sechelt, BC gets affordable seniors' housing
  • Canada's National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy




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