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Summit magazine contents
2003 - Volume 6

VOLUME DIRECTORY 


February 2003, Issue 1
March 2003, Issue 2
April 2003, Focus ON... Information Technology
June 2003, Issue 3
September 2003, Issue 4
October 2003, Focus ON... Information Technology
November 2003, Issue 5
December 2003, Issue 6


December 2003
Volume 6, Issue 6

COVER

Under the lens
Gartner's John Kost focuses on procurement. Using IT procurement as an example, John Kost explores current problems and offers suggestions for the future
by Richard Bray

Buying for bureaucracy
Toby Osborne tells us how buyers buy office supplies - critical to keeping government bureaucracy running.
by Toby Osborne

Good governance: the right track
The right governance model is key to achieving the desired outcomes and measuring performance
by Toby Fyfe

DEPARTMENTS

Municipal Matters
A special operating agency manages Winnipeg's fleet more like a business.
by Laura Eggertson

The Chatroom
More chat on the politicians role in procurement.
hosted by David Newman

You bought WHAT?!?!
Aboriginal correction facilities, world urbanization and more on fur hats
by Catherine Morrison

SummitUp
Hospital shared service, computer recycling and SourceCan tendering.
Click on In the News

COLUMNS

Legal Notes
New court ruling poses more challenges for construction contracting
by Robert Worthington

wired.gov
Spend analytics may get you more for your buck
by Richard Bray

In my opinion
Suggestions on how to turn unsolicited proposals into opportunities.
by Michael Asner


November 2003
Volume 6, Issue 5

COVER

Contracting for special skills keeps our built heritage alive
They say good help is hard to find. And that is true when trying to find those that also have the special skills required for heritage construction work on projects like the Library of Parliament restoration.
by George Brimmell

Set-aside success
The Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business seems to be here to stay, and to work.
by Toby Osborne

Purchasing packs a punch
The Ivey Purchasing Managers Index is Canada's own measure of economic activity.
by Catherine Morrison

Tough choices
Some may say it's passé, but alternate service delivery procurement gets rated as good management.
by Toby Fyfe

DEPARTMENTS

Letters to the editor
Look for the responses to Summit's September Chatroom on professional certification and Asner's column on the City of Kamloops' new preferred supplier program

You bought WHAT?!?!
… fur hats for police, consultants to help small business in Egypt and studying smoked fish safety.
by Catherine Morrison

Buyers' insider
PDAs - a lot more than just a digital assistant.
by Marlene Orton

The Chatroom
Federal politicians on the role of politics in procurement.
hosted by David Newman

Municipal Matters
New water meter technology signals change for cities - better efficiencies and more revenue.
by Laura Eggertson

COLUMNS

wired.gov
Radio frequency identification tags - a promising technology hits the privacy hurdle.
by Richard Bray

CITTing In
Conflicting views on conflict of interest.
by Paul M. Lalonde

In my opinion
Asner asks purchasing associations for a little more courage and fewer conferences.
by Michael Asner


October 2003
Volume 6, Focus ON... Information Technology

FEATURES

Alberta SuperNet makes connections
Government policy lassos the province with broadband cable
by Melanie Collison

Desperate measures - security in the 21st Century
Process, products and procurement on the front line
by David Newman

Headliners
Information technology in the news

Talk back - voice recognition arrives
Is it live - or is it digital? A new era of computer communication
by Richard Bray

The wireless office?
Managers are thinking twice before they pull the plug
by Brad Latta

Call 311. Simplifying customer service
From two-way radios to Town Hall - Motorola talks CRM
by Britt Oldenburg

e-nabling the federal marketplace
An update on Canada's digital procurement future
by Jeff Jedras

The BC bill collector
Province calls on private partners when 'overdue' is overdone
by Jeff Jedras


September 2003
Volume 6, Issue 4

COVER

The right stuff : Part I
Getting and keeping the BEST is important to all Canadian governments. Here is what you need to get hired and be promoted in the public procurement profession
by David Newman

The right stuff: Part II
Doing it our way describes Public Works and Government Services Canada in-house professional development program.
by David Newman

Cross country "green"
Green procurement policies and practices: find out who has them and who doesn't across Canada.
by Melanie Collison

DEPARTMENTS

Municipal Matters
Richmond, BC's green procurement guide offers practical assistance to city buyers as well as reflecting the city's environmental policy
by Marja Hughes

Buyers insider
Ergonomic furniture that fits bodies and budgets
by Marlene Orton

The Chatroom
Whether or not professional certification is needed is subject to great debate
hosted by David Newman

SummitUp
Public-private partnerships experience changes: The NATO Flying Training in Canada and the Halifax Harbour Cleanup

COLUMNS

It matters to you/À votre attention
Putting the spotlight on upcoming regional conferences
By The Materiel Management Institute

wired.gov
Perrin Beatty revisits history as National Revenue morphs into the online taxman, CCRA
by Richard Bray

You bought what?!?!
You never know who might know so the search is on for experts in market penetration, health analysis and transition strategies
by Catherine Morrison

Legal notes
Canadian governments are getting their e-Acts together to help e-business
by Robert Worthington

In my opinion
As part of its supplier selection process, Kamloops asks for money up-front from potential vendors
by Michael Asner


June 2003
Volume 6, Issue 3

COVER

Fuelling green government
Buyers find sustainable energy supplies
by Melanie Collison

Partnering: a procurement tool
Part I: Making good partners
by Lucy La Grassa
Part II: On the edge of P3s
by Richard Bray

Special on the Web
Public Works reworks: reorganization for improved client service
by Marlene Orton

DEPARTMENTS

Buyers Insider
What you need to about CELL PHONES
by Marlene Orton

The Chatroom
Describing the "perfect" procurement person
hosted by David Newman
guests: Melvin Rowe, Jean Lacelle, Rob Isbister

COLUMNS

It matters to you/À votre attention
National workshop highlights
By The Materiel Management Institute

wired.gov
IT procurement still under fire
by Richard Bray

You bought what?!?!
Prairie ice, curling whimsies and tax dreams
by Catherine Morrison

CITTing In
Suppliers get stung having to pay for government defence
by Paul M. Lalonde

In my opinion
The risk of not identifying risk
by Michael Asner


April 2003
Focus ON... Information Technology

FEATURES

Readership Survey

In or out
Saskatchewan rejects EDS power play
by Kevin O’Connor

RealITy
Blue Ribbon Panel on Government IT
by Steve Tudor, Hicham Adra, Reg Alcock

Test Run
Software to simulate procurement
by Richard Bray

Fix IT
BC tackles IT procurement reform
by Jeff Jedras

Crossings
Sophisticated technology helps Canada and the United States meet border challenges
by Brad Latta

Government’s e-CRM
Automating the personal touch
by Melanie Collison

Securing open source
Keep it under your hat
by Richard Bray

Rules of the game
Seeking a level playing field for IT procurement
by Marlene Orton


March 2003
Volume 6, Issue 2

FEATURES

More for the money
Ottawa Chartrand eyes
public-private partnerships
by Richard Bray

Old problem, new solution
Partners clean up Halifax harbour
by Barbara Webber

Unlocking procurement barriers
New ideas for the Agreement on Internal Trade
by Laura Eggertson and Marja Hughes

DEPARTMENTS

Municipal Matters
Smart cards for cities
by Marja Hughes

The Chatroom
Comparing public- and private-sector purchasing
hosted by David Newman, guests: David Swift, Lucy La Grassa,
Garth Stiebel plus chat back from John Bott

Buyers' insider
What you need to about COMPUTER MONITORS
by Marlene Orton

You bought WHAT?!?!
Gambling, life support and language services
by Catherine Morrison

SummitUp
News, information and events
compiled by Anne Phillips

COLUMNS

wired.gov
Reverse auctions going full speed ahead
by Richard Bray

Legal Notes
Early days yet for e-contracting
by Robert Worthington

In my opinion
Playing budget hide 'n seek
by Michael Asner


February 2003
Volume 6, Issue 1

FEATURES

In crisis, under control
9/11 and Newfounland's emergency procurement
by Catherine Morrison

Taking the 'road show' online
E-consultation software structures discussions with citizens
by Brad Latta

Healthy purchasing
Hospitals push their supply chains into the future
by David Mayerovitch

Measuring e-procurement benefits
by David Eakin, reprint with permission Government Procurement Magazine Abridged version

DEPARTMENTS

BUYERS INSIDER
All about GIS (geographic information systems)
by Marlene Orton

THE CHATROOM
Talking about customer relations management
hosted by David Newman
guests: Aaron Nichols, Pierre Sabourin, Jim Stonehouse, Kevin Griffiths

SUMMITUP
News, information and upcoming events in the procurement world
by David Newman, Richard Bray, Anne Phillips

COLUMNS

WIRED.GOV
Radio ID tags inventory
by Richard Bray

CITTING in
Winning isn't everything
by Paul M. Lalonde

IN MY OPINION
You are the custodians of procurement policy
by Michael Asner

 




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