The Canadian Institute for Procurement and Materiel Management organizes several Learning Events each year. The CIPMM Learning Events offer presentations, panels and armchair discussions on topics of interest to the materiel management and procurement communities.

Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain Summit
March 4, 2020

Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain Summit

Event overview

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The “Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain Summit” is being organized by the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) to increase the diversity of bidders on federal government contracts. Now in its second year, this one-day session is designed to increase awareness of the public and private sector programs that can help all gender identities, Indigenous Peoples, racialized people, persons with disabilities and minority groups access federal contracting opportunities.
The day will include:

  • Presentations by representatives from the Government of Canada and private sector organizations
  • Information kiosks
  • Workshops designed to help suppliers gain the practical skills needed to win federal government contracts

March 4, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free of charge


The Carlu
444 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON M5B 2H4


The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Participating Organizations

  • Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council
  • Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
  • Canadian LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce
  • Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada
  • Industrial Research Assistance Program (National Research Council)
  • Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
  • Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business
  • Trade Commissioner Service
  • Women Business Enterprises Canada

More organizations to be announced soon


Space is limited to this free event. Please complete our online form to register.

Breakfast Session – October 31st, 2019

IT Professional Services Methods of Supply Update (TBIPS / SBIPS Renewal Initiative)

October 31st, 2019
8:30 am – 10:00 am

90 Elgin Street, TBS Building
Room: 2005

Arrive by 8:00 am at the Security Commissionaire’s Desk.
All visitors must have a picture government issued ID to sign in.

Space is limited
Please RSVP by October 28th, 2019

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is revising its approach regarding the methods of supply for IT professional services. Consultations occurred with the supplier industry, the procurement community as well as the CIO community and the intent of the presentation is to communicate the main changes that will have an impact on those communities.


Réal Benoit, A/Director, Procurement Systems Modernization Directorate. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)

Réal Benoit is responsible for the Task and Solution Based Professional Services (TSPS), the Task Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS), the Solutions Based Informatics Professional Services (SBIPS) and ProServices methods of supply, as well as the Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) portal.