Nominations for the 2022 CIPMM Awards are now open.
Deadline to submit: April 15th, 2022 

The Canadian Institute for Procurement and Materiel Management has established the CIPMM Awards in order to honour those amongst us that are making a significant contribution to the Procurement and/or Materiel Management Communities in Canada.

Award Categories

Excellence in Procurement or Materiel Management (Individual or Team)
– Up to two awards available, 1 in Materiel Management, 1 in Procurement

Do you know of an individual or team that did something remarkable in the past year for procurement or materiel management within the Government of Canada?  For example, it could be something large-scale like a whole of government initiative, or a small project in a small department or agency which had a big impact on their work.  Nominees may have come up with an innovative idea or improved a pre-existing process.  The only criteria is that this work demonstrates excellence in our field.  We want to celebrate those that exemplify the strengths and adaptability of our professional community.

Guiding Light Award (Individual)
– Up to two awards available, 1 in Materiel Management, 1 in Procurement

We all have at least one person that we think of, when we picture the person who has helped advise and guide us in our career.  This award is to celebrate those important people. Nominees could range from well-known people across the Public Service to the quieter, in the background, steadfast support and guidance a person may have received from a manager or a colleague.  Explain to us who this person is, what they have done, what it has meant to you personally, and to the development of the materiel management or procurement community as a whole.

Bursary Award for Full- or Part-time Students ($1000)
– 1 award available

This award is presented to a full or part-time student who has demonstrated a marked interest in furthering their career within public procurement and/or materiel management.  Areas of study include procurement, supply chain management, logistics, fleet management, etc.

To apply, the candidate needs to provide CIPMM with a maximum 1000-word essay on a procurement or materiel management topic related to this year’s national workshop theme “Innovate Today, Plan for Tomorrow”

This is the only category for which an individual may nominate themselves.

Candidates are required to submit the following:

1) A maximum 1000-word essay related to the 2022 National Workshop theme “Innovate Today, Plan for Tomorrow”;

2) Letter of recommendation; and,

3) Proof of enrolment in a post-secondary program leading to a certificate, diploma or degree in a field related to procurement or materiel management (i.e. Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, Commerce, etc.)

Submission Information

  • All nominations will be acknowledged upon receipt and award recipients will be announced at the 2022 CIPMM National Workshop on June 7-8, 2022.
  • E-mail the completed nomination form and any additional documents required to admin@cipmm-icagm.ca
  • PLEASE NOTE: All team awards will be limited to a maximum of 10 people.
  • Deadline to submit – April 15th, 2022.

Download The Awards

Nomination Form

CIPMM accepts nominations for awards year round. All nominations received prior to February 28 annually will be evaluated and considered for the awards process at that year’s National Workshop. Nominations will not carry forward from year to year and any nominations received after February 28 annually will only be considered at the following year workshop.

The Canadian Institute for Procurement and Materiel Management has established the CIPMM Awards in order to honour those amongst us that are making a significant contribution to the Procurement and/or Materiel Management Communities in Canada.

We have award categories for project management, community building and innovation for individuals or teams, as well as special memorial awards in recognition of nominees who exemplify the best in their fields. Nominees can be from either the Procurement or Materiel Management Community, and we encourage people to nominate candidates at any time.

In encouraging our up and coming generation of Procurement and Materiel Management professionals, CIPMM is also pleased to offer a one-time student bursary to a student who submits an essay (minimum 5 pages) about a topic related to the future of procurement or materiel management in Canada.

Award Categories

Exceptional Contribution Award (Individual)

Established in 2010, this award was created to honour David Swift, 1966-2010, who was the founder of RFP Solutions, and a long-time CIPMM member, contributor and thought leader. David Swift was recognized for his high ethics, integrity, and intelligence, as well as practical and implementable ideas. This award recognizes an individual who, by virtue of their experience and expertise, makes a significant contribution to the operation of their division, group or department on a daily basis. This Award is presented annually to an individual whose commitment and service to the procurement, or materiel management community is deemed to represent the values that David Swift practiced.

Project Management Award (Individual or Team)

This award recognizes an individual or a team who has worked toward the successful completion of a procurement or materiel management related project. Projects should demonstrate significant achievement, quality, and leadership in some or all of the following: research, analysis, project management, partnership, communications, client relations, human resources or materiel savings.

Community Builder Award (Individual or Team)

This award recognizes the exceptional contribution of an individual or a team who has actively worked to build up the procurement and/or materiel management communities. Initiatives should focus on improving the community through capacity building, learning, professional development, partnerships, and engagement. Initiatives may involve employees within one organization or employees from two or more public sector organizations in either a single-function or cross-disciplinary mode.

Gary Jeddrie Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award (Individual)

This award was established in memory of Gary Jeddrie; a long-time champion of the importance of effective materiel management. This award recognizes an individual for unique or special accomplishments with identifiable impacts that have made a significant impression in the procurement and/or materiel management fields. This individual has demonstrated an exceptional and sustained contribution, or made a variety of important contributions over a prolonged period of time. Nominees should demonstrate an outstanding level of personal involvement, effort, leadership, and achievement, of significant duration.

Excellence for Innovation Award (Individual or Team)

This award recognizes an individual, or a team, who have developed and/or implemented an innovation in procurement or materiel management which has led to a significant outcome for their department, agency or organization. Nominations should highlight the development of an innovative idea, solution, practice and/or project that has led to demonstrable results in advancing their departmental procurement and/or material management operations, by promoting a measurable increase in effectiveness, efficiency and/or productivity. The innovation developed should be one that can be replicated or adapted in other parts of the department or in other organizations.

Bursary Award for Full- or Part-time Students ($1000)

This award is presented to a full-time student working in the public sector, or a full-time indeterminate employee enrolled as a part-time student, who has demonstrated a marked interest in furthering their career within public procurement and/or materiel management.

Congratulations to the
2019 CIPMM Award Winners

Community Builder Award

Recipient: Sonya Rawlings (Shared Services Canada)

Presenters: Vincent Robitaille (CIPMM Past President), Laura Clowater-Peters (CIPMM Awards Chair), Jonathan Moor (Canada Border Services Agency)

Excellence for Innovation Team Award

Recipient: Food Procurement Evaluation Application Team (Public Services and Procurement Canada)

Presenters: Vincent Robitaille (CIPMM Past President), Laura Clowaters-Peters (CIPMM Awards Chair), Jonathan Moor (Canada Border Services Agency)

Project Management Team Award

Recipient: Fleet Management Renewal Team (Canada Border Services Agency)

Presenters: Vincent Robitaille (CIPMM Past President), Jonathan Moor (Canada Border Services Agency)

Excellence for Innovation Team Award

Recipient: Enhanced PSPC Reporting on Contract Team (Public Services and Procurement Canada)

Presenters: Vincent Robitaille (CIPMM Past President), Jonathan Moor (Canada Border Services Agency)

Community Builder Team Award

Recipient: TBS Assets and Acquired Services Communities Management Office Team (Treasury Board Secretariat)

Presenters: Vincent Robitaille (CIPMM Past President), Jonathan Moor (Canada Border Services Agency)

David Swift Exceptional Contribution Award


Recipient: Jonathan Noynay (Shared Services Canada)

Presenters: Vincent Robitaille (CIPMM Past President), Jonathan Moor (Canada Border Services Agency)