2017 CIPMM National Workshop
Mini Sessions



June 6, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Mini Session A CONNECT LOUNGE
RFP Solutions Inc.
“The Suppler is in the Room!” Using Commercially Confidential/Collaborative Meetings to inform your procurement process: a Practitioner’s Perspective.
Steve Johnston, Managing Director, RFP Solutions Inc.
Cathryn Kallwitz, Director, Operations, RFP Solutions Inc.
Increasingly, public sector organizations are consulting with industry to better inform the buying organization’s requirements, contract structure, or provide greater insight into the capacity within the marketplace. This session will look at the use of Commercially Confidential/Collaborative meetings as a form of industry engagement from a practitioner’s perspective. We will discuss ways to gain the most benefit of a CCM for both parties, mitigate risks during the process, confidentiality and full disclosure and steps to complete following a CCM. Join us for an enlightening session to help you achieve success with industry engagement during your next procurement process!
Mini Session B GROW LOUNGE
AON
Construction Insurance: Advantages of an Owner Controlled vs. Contractor Controlled Insurance Program.
Maurice Audet, Senior Vice President, AON
In an Owner Controlled construction program, the owner maintains all control including the selection of the insurers, the terms, conditions and deductibles along with the administration of the program. We will discuss these advantages as they relate to government construction projects given the Federal Government’s unique risk tolerance approach to managing risk.
Mini Session C LEARN LOUNGE
Public Service and Procurement Canada – Office Small and Medium
Doing Business with the Government of Canada: BuyandSell.gc.ca - Enhancements of Procurement Tools and Processes.
Matthew Matchett, Regional Director, Office of Small and Medium - National Capiral Region, Public Services and Procurement Canada
The presentation will focus on enhancements and improvements that Public Services and Procurement Canada is undertaking on BuyandSell.gc.ca to provide suppliers and client departments an improved platform for procurement opportunities.
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Mini Session D CONNECT LOUNGE
Ricoh Canada Inc.
Connecting Technology and People in the New World of Work
Craig Milner, Senior Solutions Executive, Federal Government, Ricoh Canada
Evolving technologies, global reach, and multi-generational workforces have combined to create the most complex work environment in history, and the way we view information is changing rapidly. In today’s New World of Work, change is impacting governments and organizations of all sizes and industries with a greater focus on flexible work environments and collaborative work styles.
The presentation will provide an analysis of the trends impacting the workplace, examples of disruptive office technologies, what attracts younger generations to employers, and the benefits/challenges for governments and organizations in adopting the New World of Work.
Mini Session E GROW LOUNGE
Global Affairs Canada
All you ever wanted to know and were afraid to ask about Transfer Payments at Global Affairs Canada
Annalisa Bonardi, Director, Grants and Contributions Program Services, Global Affairs Canada
Ashley Thorne, A/Deputy Director Contributions Program Services
David Macleod, A/Deputy Director, Foreign Affairs and Trade Program Services
Global Affairs Canada employs a large number of PGs to undertake contracting functions but did you know that there are close to 20 PGs who are dedicated to due diligence and financial instrument- related services (negotiation and drafting) required to paper all Foreign Affairs, Trade and International Development agreements issued by the Department? Join our discussion and discover how transfer payments are framed by specific terms and conditions that enable important contributions to and collaborations with partner organizations, ultimately benefiting recipients on issues such as: poverty reduction, governance and capacity-building, gender equality, environmental sustainability, human rights, peace and stabilization and women’s economic empowerment. Questions we will discuss include: are grants and contributions considered contracts in private law? If so, how are they treated differently under the Government of Canada’s laws, policies and directives? You will also find out about the challenges and achievements of Global Affairs Canada’s dedicated Grants and Contributions Program Services team.
Mini Session F LEARN LOUNGE
Commerce Decisions Ltd
Getting the best possible outcome
Philip Lear, International Account Director, Commerce Decisions Ltd
Commerce Decisions is an acknowledged global leader in procurement best practice, specialising in assessment scheme design and execution. With extensive experience in working with clients to successfully build appropriate and robust acquisition processes, Commerce Decisions has supported procurements totalling over $350 billion since 2001.

This session will look at how project teams can deliver robust, transparent and defensible decisions on strategic, complex or high risk procurements. It will look at how successful procurement teams utilize the innovative market-leading strategic evaluation solution, AWARD®, to deliver high level organisational objectives and ensure best value is achieved consistently.



June 7, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Mini Session G CONNECT LOUNGE
Ricoh Canada Inc.
Connecting Technology and People in the New World of Work
Craig Milner, Senior Solutions Executive, Federal Government, Ricoh Canada
Evolving technologies, global reach, and multi-generational workforces have combined to create the most complex work environment in history, and the way we view information is changing rapidly. In today’s New World of Work, change is impacting governments and organizations of all sizes and industries with a greater focus on flexible work environments and collaborative work styles.
The presentation will provide an analysis of the trends impacting the workplace, examples of disruptive office technologies, what attracts younger generations to employers, and the benefits/challenges for governments and organizations in adopting the New World of Work.
Mini Session H GROW LOUNGE
Public Services and Procurement Canada - Acquisition Program
Supplier Relationships and Performance Management
Matthew Sreter, Executive Director, Strategic Policy Development and Integration Directorate
Ricardo Seoane, Manager, Policy Development and Integration Directorate
Public Services and Procurement Canada, in partnership with other government departments, has launched an initiative to develop a new Government-wide supplier relationships and performance management regime that:

• Is used by all federal departments and agencies;
• Ensures that suppliers are evaluated on their performance;
• Ensures that supplier past performance information (PPI) is used to inform future contract awards;
• Ensures optimal value to Canadians; and which
• Serves as a model of procurement excellence.
Mini Session I LEARN LOUNGE
Dasco Storage Solutions
Secure Storage Solutions: CABINETS - LOCKERS - WEAPONS
Norm Genereaux, Director, Canada-Wide for RCMP, DND and Federal Government
• A True Canadian Company Since 1963
• Canadian owned and operated 100%
• North American leader in design, metal fabrication and manufacturing for secure storage solutions.
• Located in Brampton ON
• Dasco has built a reputation for providing the highest quality and shortest lead-time with innovative products for all business environments.
• RCMP approved products
• Security Clearances
• RCMP approved secured server and WiLan
• DND approved products
• NMSO's
• Secure Storage Solutions
• Weapon Storage
• Constable Lockers
• Gear lockers
• Cabinets for Laptops, Servers, Communications, Filing
2:30 pm - 3:00 am
Mini Session J CONNECT LOUNGE
Shared Services Canada
SSC PVR: forward thinking, forward moving
Daniel Clément, Procurement Team Leader, Networks, End Users and Cyber Security (NEUCS), Procurement and Vendor Relations, Shared Services Canada
Celina Tong, A/Procurement Team Leader, Networks, End Users and Cyber Security (NEUCS), Procurement and Vendor Relations, Shared Services Canada
When Shared Services Canada (SSC) was created in 2011, the Department was staffed with employees who were appropriated from their home departments, which resulted in a mixture of experiences, backgrounds, and processes. Over the years, the Procurement and Vendor Relations (PVR) Directorate at SSC has been dedicated to establishing a cohesive professional work force. Steps have been taken to address enduring challenges and to attract and retain procurement, policy, and administrative officers at all levels. PVR aims to be the destination of choice for today’s procurement specialists who, among other things, want a sense of meaning from their work, increased engagement, opportunities to learn and progress, and enjoy a stimulating work environment with great colleagues.
Mini Session K GROW LOUNGE
Contract Security Program, Public Services and Procurement Canada
How to Obtain a Security Clearance with the Contract Security Program
Alexandre Parent, Outreach Officer, Contract Security Program, Public Services and Procurement Canada
This session will provide information on when, why and how the Government of Canada’s Contract Security Program applies to industry. Furthermore, this presentation will outline the processes of obtaining an organization security screening, personnel security screening as well as subcontracting.
Mini Session L LEARN LOUNGE
CORCAN
Are you sitting yourself to death?
Leon DesRoches, BScKin; BScPT, Physiotherapist and the founder of Sparx Wellness Institute and, Sparx Innovation, CORCAN
Understanding the physiological and biomechanical effects of prolonged sitting and what it is truly doing to our human bodies over time. We will touch on the common problems associated with prolong sitting such as back pain, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel. Furthermore, gaining a better understanding of why certain technologies are not being as affective in today’s workplace; solutions or products that exist on the market that could have a greater impact in addressing the health issues associated with the “Sitting Disease”.

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