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Summit magazine contents
2004 - Volume 7

Canada's magazine on public sector purchasing


VOLUME DIRECTORY 


February 2004, Issue 1
March 2004, Issue 2
April 2004, Issue 3
June 2004, Issue 4
September 2004, Issue 5
October 2004, Issue 6
November-December 2004, Issue 7


November-December 2004
Volume 7, Issue 7

Aiming to stop spam
What it is; how it works and more
buyers' insider
by Keith Woolhouse

COVER Smart fleets fuel the future
Cheaper and greener alternatives for fleet managers
by Toby Osborne

Wayfinding expertise
Lost? Appropriate signage is the solution
you bought WHAT!?!?
by Melanie Collison

Liable to succeed
Thoughts on limiting supplier liability
by David Newman

Getting the green light
Risk info accelerates legal review
by Jan Mattingly

Grid works
Intelligent technology developed to secure power systems
by Melanie Collison

Healthy H2O
Municipalities support water testing but struggle with costs
Municipal matters
by D'Arcy Jenish

Nova Scotia wants you
Reverse trade shows sell government to suppliers
by Barbara Webber

OPINIONS

Letters to the Editor

wired.gov
SMEs struggle with e-procurement
by Richard Bray

the chatroom
Evaluating vendor perfomance
hosted by David Newman

Legal Notes
Misfeasance in public office
by Robert Worthington

in our opinion
Capital projects: part II
by Steve Bauld and Kevin McGuinness

Plus: More stories on the Web @
www.summitconnects.com/In_the_News/current.htm
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October 2004
Volume 7, Issue 6

Big screen technology
What it is; how it works and more
buyers' insider
by Marlene Orton

COVER Building better buying
Consolidation empowers Fraser Health purchasing
by Jeff Jedras

One person's "trash," another's treasure
Calgary purchasers leverage assets from purchase through disposal
by D'Arcy Jenish

Birds, bugs and beasts
you bought WHAT!?!?
by Melanie Collison

Meeting at the OASIS
Procurement and finance unite in federal Indian and Northern Affairs system
by Toby Osborne

A cautionary tale
The joys and sorrows of dealing with unsolicited proposals
by Denis Chamberland

Special: Focus on IT section
Do-it-yourself Web-mastering - Geoff Martin
More on e-voting - David Eadie
New eHealth technologies - Anne Phillips
Market forces spark electricity technology - Roland Michaud
No more cash: governments move to e-billing - Geoff Martin
E-learning fuels lifestyle change - Richard Bray

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OPINIONS

the chatroom
Limiting supplier liability
hosted by David Newman

Legal Notes
Practicing ethics by Phuong T.V. Ngo

in our opinion
Capital projects: part I
by Steve Bauld and Kevin McGuinness


September 2004
Volume 7, Issue 5

Challenging old habits
As Ontario municipalities write procurement bylaws, changing old habits could be the challenge
Municipal matters
by D'Arcy Jenish

COVER The body shop: Part I - Here today, gone tomorrow
Contracting for temporary help services
by Irene Gessler

COVER The body shop: Part II - Here today, maybe to stay
Contracting for professional services continues to grow
by Irene Gessler

Technology clothes the soldier
With the addition of computer-aided design, buying military uniforms is both simpler and more complex
by Gina Gillespie

Protect your data
Disaster recovery technology protects both the access to and integrity of stored data
by Toby Osborne

ERP software
What it is; how it works and more
Buyers' insider
by Marlene Orton

Water, roads and rec centres
You bought WHAT!?!?
by Melanie Collison

MMI recognizes excellence
Highlighting the award winners announced at the annual Materiel Management National Workshop

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OPINIONS

wired.gov
Open source "hippy" software gets a real job
by Richard Bray

the chatroom
Prequalification: is it fair and equitable?
hosted by David Newman

legal notes
Waiving non-compliance; much ado about nothing?
by Robert Worthington

in our opinion
Prequalification: rights and wrongs
by Steve Bauld and Kevin McGuinness


June 2004
Volume 7, Issue 4

Greening the games
In the second of our "people" articles training and professionalism become a factor in procurement outcomes
by Jeff Jedras

The missing link
P3s: The challenge is to find a way to determine value for money
by Mike Levin

Cheaper by the millions
Ontario's land parcel database grows and saves money
by Bev Cline

Eye spy
buyers' insider
by Marlene Orton

Chances are
Tips to achieving value and managing risk in procurements
by Jan Mattingly

Battering rams to pedometers
you bought WHAT!?!?
by Melanie Collison

Plus: More stories on the Web @
www.summitconnects.com/In_the_News/current.htm
Check out Alberta's Purchasing Connection, the federal government's SELECT system, green power for Vancouver, household hazardous waste program in Newfoundland and Labrador, needle-stick prevention devices at Fraser Health, a new Purchasing Act in Saskatchewan, new wheels for visitor services personnel in Halifax and more.
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OPINIONS

wired.gov
Biting the bullet: The federal government moves its IT to a shared services model
by Richard Bray

the chatroom
"Best value" procurement: Turns out it is tough to define
hosted by David Newman

legal notes
Contract A, eh?! Learn when contract 'A' does not apply
by Paul M. Lalonde

in our opinion
The devil's in the details: Detailed specs can be counter productive
by Steve Bauld and Kevin McGuinness


April 2004
Volume 7, Issue 3

People risk
In the second of our "people" articles training and professionalism become a factor in procurement outcomes
by Irene Gessler

COVER Special: Focus on IT section

E-voting: not the way of the future - David Eadie
Good for the Goose: Homegrown UAVs count moose, spot fires and suit the US military - Richard Bray
IT P3s require the same rules - Geoff Martin
Fredericton's free wi-fi - Steve Llewellyn
Content management systems - Bev Cline

Innovative IT: "Seat" management and "live" documents
buyers' insider
by Marlene Orton

Chat for and against P3s
the chatroom
hosted by David Newman

Managing contract management
Part II of Follow that Contract (February 2004) presents two software approaches from two Canadian firms
the chatroom
by Richard Bray

Procurement: a political priority
An interview with Walter Lastewka, parliamentary secretary for procurement reform
by David Newman

Powering up
Two cities tackle energy saving: Hamilton and Trois Rivières
by David Pye

Expecting the unexpected
Municipalities prepare for emergency situations
municipal matters
by D'Arcy Jenish

Eyes wide open… for bid rigging
What you don't know may hurt you
by Hans Posthuma

OPINIONS

Legal Notes
Access to your information
by Barbara McIsaac

In my opinion
Is negotiation underutilized in public procurement?
by Steve Bauld and Kevin McGuinness

Plus: More stories on the Web @
www.summitconnects.com/In_the_News/current.htm
Check out the increased functionality at BC Bids, Manitoba's partnership with Microsoft, LED EXIT signs saving money, tips to protect your identity and more.
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March 2004
Volume 7, Issue 2

Buying: Research on cattle waste and training detector dogs
New ways to use cattle waste products, willing victims to train detector dogs and an update on pop in schools
you bought WHAT?!?!
by Catherine Morrison

COVER

Side by Side
DND's CANCAP contract: outsourced supply works with soldiers in Bosnia
by Richard Bray

Payback
Energy retrofits provide return on investment
municipal matters
by Tim Lougheed

Fairness monitoring… the past, present and future
This growing procurement practice lead us to question who is using it, why, what the job entails and the qualifications of the practitioners
by David Newman

Chat about fairness monitors
Experts discuss the rationale and future of the profession
the chatroom
hosted by David Newman

"Green" paper: what you need to know
buyers' insider
by Marlene Orton

Running businesslike procurement, an interview with David Marshall, DM PWGSC
"New broom" management sweeps in changes for federal procurement
by David Newman

Right today; wrong tomorrow
Ethical dilemma: doing the "right thing" seems to be a moving target
by Mike Levin

Public-private health care… the Canadian way
P3s in health care: a nexus stimulating and defining the debate on our health system
by David Sauve

Cost efficiency drives Alberta fleet
Provincial fleet management makes cost efficiency a priority
by Melanie Collison

OPINIONS

Legal Notes
Limiting contractor liability
by Barbara McIsaac

wired.gov
Recycling electronic equipment
by Richard Bray

Plus: More stories on the Web @
www.summitconnects.com/In_the_News/current.htm
Check out the balanced scorecard methodology, websites for codes of ethics, the Government of Canada Marketplace, responsible gaming in Manitoba, a new data/record system at the Interior Health Authority, BC and more
summitUp compiled by Summit staff
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February 2004
Volume 7, Issue 1

COVER

The bottom line: O&M costs can be critical
Municipal matters
by Tim Lougheed

BC privatizes railway
Putting procurement practices to work
by Anne Phillips

The people factor
Human resources issues impact public-sector procurement
by Irene Gessler

Keys to the kingdom
For buyers and suppliers it's relationships, relationships … and other tips
by Micheal Tipman

Chat about procurement and social/economic objectives
the chatroom
hosted by David Newman

Getting credit
Acquisition card programs growing to benefit government purchasing
by Catherine Morrison

Follow that contract
IT can help manage contracts from the ground to completion
by Richard Bray

Pavement: what you need to know
buyers' insider
by Mike Levin

Buying: pop in schools, methane gas, environmental audits
you bought WHAT?!?!
by Catherine Morrison

Summing up: the Ottawa airport expansion, BC Rail sale, space partnership, securing IP in documents
summitUp compiled by Summit staff
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OPINIONS

Letters to the editor

wired.gov
Procurement lessons for IT vendors… and others
by Richard Bray

Legal Notes
P3s and the procurement process
by Stephen Bauld and Kevin McGuinness

In my opinion
Why follow the rules? THEY don't
by Michael Asner




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