Keynote Speaker

Rear-Admiral (retired) Simon Page, OMM, CD, Assistant Deputy Minister, Defence and Marine Procurement, PSPC
 

 

Rear-Admiral (retired) Simon Page
OMM, CD, Assistant Deputy Minister, Defence and Marine Procurement, PSPC

Rear-Admiral Page enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1984 as a Maritime Engineer and graduated from RMC in 1989 with a Bachelor in Computer Engineering. On completion of his initial combat systems engineering training, he achieved his Head of Department qualification onboard HMCS NIPIGON in July 1992.

He then commenced a four-year tour within the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School as a combat system engineering instructor before joining HMCS ATHABASKAN as the Combat Systems Engineering Officer.

Rear-Admiral Page then worked as the Division Commander for the Officer Training Division of the Naval Engineering School and the Combat Systems Engineering Officer of Sea Training Atlantic. In 2004, he moved to the Chief of the Maritime Staff organization as a HALIFAX Class Modernization Project Director. One year later, he completed the Command and Staff Course and a Master in Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto.

After two years in the MEPM Division as the Materiel Acquisition and Support Section Head, in June 2008, he was appointed Commandant of the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School in Halifax. On completion of this Command tour, he then returned to Toronto and completed the National Security Program at the Canadian Forces College. Upon graduation in June 2011, he assumed the duties and responsibilities of the Director Maritime Training and Education, which was followed by his return to DGMEPM as Chief of Staff.

In July 2015, after promotion to Commodore, he commenced a three-year tour as DGMEPM.  In 2018, he was posted to the position of Chief of Staff Operations in the Military Personnel Command organization. On June 21, 2019, now back in the Materiel Group, RAdm Page assumed the duties of Officer Commanding the Command and Deputy Chief of Staff Materiel.  After 35.5 years of service, Rear-Admiral Page retired in December 2019 and, as a civilian, assumed the duties of Associate Assistant Deputy Minister(Materiel) in the Department of National Defence. On March 1, 2021 he joined Public Services and Procurement Canada as Assistant Deputy Minister, Defence and Marine Procurement.

Webinar # 1, March 29th, 2022 / Webinaire # 1, 29 mars 2022
ProServices Professional Services / Services professionnels ProServices

Date: March 29th, 2022 / Date : 29 mars 2022
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EST / Heure : 13 h 30 – 14 h 30 HNE
Link / Lien: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84187536623?pwd=eXZlK0gvVXpEd3QrNW9JZW16RjBSZz09
Passcode / Code d’accès: 416530

Josée Lacroix,
Supply Specialist, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)

Josée works in the new Business and Technology Solutions Sector (BTSS) formerly the Services & Technology Acquisition Management Sector (STAMS). This Division is responsible for managing the mandatory methods of supply for professional services.

Josée Lacroix,
Spécialiste en approvisionnement, Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada (SPAC)

Josée travaille pour le nouveau Secteur des solutions technologiques et commerciales (SSTC) anciennement le Secteur de la gestion l’approvisionnement en services et en technologies (SGAST). Cette division est responsable de gérer les méthodes d’approvisionnements obligatoires pour les services professionnels.

Description:

The presentation will focus on the ProServices method of supply and how to use this Supply Arrangement.

La présentation portera sur la méthode d’approvisionnement ProServices et sur la manière d’utiliser cet arrangement en matière d’approvisionnement.

Webinar # 2, April 26th, 2022 / Webinaire # 2, 26 avril 2022
Government Procurement Obligations of Canada’s Trade Agreements / Obligations en matière des marchés publics des accords commerciaux du Canada

Date: April 26th, 2022 / Date : 26 avril 2022
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EST / Heure : 13 h 30 – 14 h 30 HNE
Link / Lien: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89388370654?pwd=TzMwbVIvMU9Kbm5ERmJRZjFMNDBGUT09
Passcode / Code d’accès: 377222

Description:

Trade agreements help to foster global competition and innovation and greatly expand the potential marketplace for Canadian goods and services. However, they also provide suppliers, goods, and services of Canada’s trade partners with access to the Canadian marketplace, including certain Canadian procurements. Canada is Party to 12 trade agreements that contain substantive obligations for government procurement activities. This presentation provides an overview of the government procurement obligations of Canada’s trade agreements, including how to determine when trade agreements apply as well as the procedural rules that trade agreements place on covered procurement processes.

Les accords commerciaux contribuent à encourager la concurrence et l’innovation à l’échelle mondiale et élargissent considérablement le marché potentiel des biens et services canadiens. Cependant, ils permettent également aux fournisseurs, aux biens et aux services des partenaires commerciaux du Canada d’accéder au marché canadien, y compris à certains marchés publics canadiens. Le Canada est partie à 12 accords commerciaux qui contiennent des obligations substantives pour les activités des marchés publics. Cette présentation fournit un aperçu des obligations des accords commerciaux du Canada en matière des marchés publics, y compris la façon de déterminer quand les accords commerciaux s’appliquent ainsi que les règles de procédure que les accords commerciaux imposent aux processus d’approvisionnement couverts.

Speakers / Conférenciers:

Kelly MacKenzie, Senior Policy Advisor, Trade Agreements Unit, Public Services and Procurement Canada / Conseillère principale en politiques, Unité des accords commerciaux, Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada

Kelly has worked for the Trade Agreements Unit at Public Services and Procurement Canada for over five years, and has significant experience providing advice and guidance on trade agreement obligations to procurement officers across the Government of Canada.

Kelly travaille pour l’Unité des accords commerciaux de Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada depuis plus de cinque ans et possède une expérience considérable dans la prestation de conseils et d’orientations sur les obligations en matière d’accords commerciaux aux agents de négociation des contrats de l’ensemble du gouvernement du Canada.

 

Spencer Burton, Manager, Trade Agreements Unit, Public Services and Procurement Canada / Gestionnaire – Unité des accords commerciaux – Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada

Spencer has led the Trade Agreements Unit (TAU) at Public Services and Procurement Canada since late 2019. The TAU is a team of subject matter experts on the procurement obligations of Canada’s trade agreements. The TAU supports the negotiation of the government procurement chapter of trade agreements and is also responsible for implementing the procurement obligations of any new trade agreements at their Department.

Spencer dirige l’Unité des accords commerciaux (UAC) à Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada depuis la fin de 2019. L’UAC est une équipe d’experts sur les obligations en matière des marchés publics des accords commerciaux du Canada. L’UAC soutient la négociation du chapitre sur les marchés publics des accords commerciaux et est également chargée de mettre en œuvre les obligations en matière des marchés publics de tout nouvel accord commercial au sein de son ministère.

Webinar # 3, May 31st, 2022 / Webinaire # 3, 31 mai 2022

BuyAndSell.gc.ca and how suppliers find opportunities / AchatsEtVentes.gc.ca et comment les fournisseurs trouvent des occasions de marchés

Date: May 31st , 2022 / Date : 31 mai 2022
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EST / Heure : 13 h 30 – 14 h 30 HNE
Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81934761090?pwd=WFV2NWJtaTNPamJaMURwVk1YUkZhUT09
Passcode: CIPMM

Description:

BuyAndSell.gc.ca is the Government of Canada’s open procurement information service to find tender opportunities, pre-qualified suppliers, contract awards and history, events for businesses, contacts, and to learn how to do business with the Government of Canada. A lesser-known fact is that it is also an excellent source of information and tools for procurement professionals like you.

Join us for this webinar as Procurement Assistance Canada provides a walkthrough of BuyAndSell.gc.ca and discusses various aspects of the website that can help make you even more productive.

Speakers / Conférenciers:

Tess Menges
Manager, Procurement Assistance Canada, Pacific Region
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Tess is a key contact for small and medium businesses that want to supply goods and services to the federal government. She has worked with the Image Product Management Group helping with the national commodity management for a number of imaging product lines including printers, scanners and photocopiers. Tess worked for the National Shipbuilding Strategy where she helped manage the Non-combat shipbuilding package here on the West Coast. As part of her role with Procurement Assistance Canada she helped manage the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) which helped Canadian companies of all sizes move their innovative goods and services from the laboratory to the marketplace. Tess was a Senior Business Officer at Western Economic Diversification during the launch of the Business Scale-up Productivity Program assessing business proposal for a no interest loan up to $5 million. Through seminars, workshops and one on one meetings Tess helps companies understand the federal procurement system.

Michal Szczesniak
Manager, Procurement Assistance Canada, Pacific Region
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Webinar # 4, September 27th, 2022 / Webinaire # 4, 27 septembre 2022

Implementing the Minimum Mandatory Target of 5% for Contracts Awarded to Indigenous Businesses / Mise en œuvre de cible obligatoire de 5% des contrats décernés aux entreprises autochtones.

Date: September 27th, 2022 / Date: 27 septembre 2022
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EST / Heure : 13 h 30 – 14 h 30 HNE
Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86016799722?pwd=Sm0yWDJKaE00VWFnM0NDL1BDbURQZz09
Passcode: CIPMM

Description / la description:

Will discuss the current state of the mandatory target of at least 5% as well as its policy underpinnings, and an overview of the ongoing implementation efforts. Will touch on how the target is calculated, reporting cycles, existing tools to bolster Indigenous participation in procurement, upcoming initiatives and more.

Nous discuterons de l’état actuel de la cible obligatoire de 5% des contrats décernés aux entreprises autochtones, des politiques qui la supportent et des efforts de mise en œuvre actuels. Nous toucherons au calcul de la cible, du cycle de rapport, des outils existant pour supporter l’inclusion d’entreprises autochtones dans l’approvisionnement, de nouvelles initiatives et plus encore.

Speaker / Conférencier:

Alexandre Cournoyer, Business, Strategy and Policy Analyst, Strategic Policy Sector (SPS), Public Services and Procurement Canada / Analyste – Affaires, stratégie et politique, Secteur de la politique stratégique (SPS), Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada

Alexandre Cournoyer – Business, Strategy and Policy Analyst – Indigenous Procurement Policy Directorate

Alexandre has been with the Indigenous Procurement Policy Directorate for 3 years. He primarily worked on Modern Treaty economic obligations in procurement, offering advice on meeting Government of Canada Obligations in Modern Treaty. He joined work on the 5% mandate implementation in 2021.

Alexandre Cournoyer – Analyste – Affaires, stratégie et politique – Directorat des politiques en approvisionnement Autochtone

Alexandre travail au sein du Directorat des politiques en approvisionnement autochtones depuis 3 ans. Il a travaillé principalement sur les obligations relatives aux traités modernes, offrant des conseil aux spécialistes des acquisitions pour remplir les obligations du gouvernement du Canada. Il à rejoint l’équipe de travail sur l’objectif de 5% en 2021.

Webinar # 5, October 25th, 2022 / Webinaire # 5, 25 octobre 2022

Date: October 25th, 2022 / Date: 25 octobre 2022
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EST / Heure : 13 h 30 – 14 h 30 HNE
Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85227002971?pwd=QVNTUG9JeXBmeEoyOW90OC9ZTERFUT09
Passcode: CIPMM

Topic / Sujet:

Professional Development updates from the TBS Community Development Office

Mises à jour sur le développement professionnel du Bureau de développement communautaire du SCT  

 

Description / la description:

TBS is currently in the process of redeveloping the Professional Development Framework for the Procurement and Materiel Management Communities. This session will provide an update on the initiatives being undertaken by the Communities Development Office, as well as what community members can expect in the coming years in regards to Professional Development support and training within the Government of Canada Acquired Services and Assets Sectors.
 
 
Le SCT procède actuellement à la refonte du cadre de perfectionnement professionnel pour les collectivités d’approvisionnement et de gestion du matériel. Cette séance permettra de faire le point sur les initiatives menées par le Bureau de développement communautaire, ainsi que sur ce à quoi les membres de la collectivité peuvent s’attendre au cours des prochaines années en ce qui concerne le soutien et la formation en matière de perfectionnement professionnel au sein du Secteur des services acquis et des actifs du gouvernement du Canada.s
 

Speaker / Conférencier:

Derek Bizewski, Senior Analyst, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Derek is the newest addition to TBS’ Acquired Services Assets Sector (ASAS). Communities Management Office (CMO), joining in late 2016 as a Subject Matter Expert in Materiel Management. Having spent over 10 years’ with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Derek brings a wealth of experience to the Materiel Management community. Starting his career in the Public Service managing radio communications systems at CBSA, Derek soon moved into a more central Materiel Management role for the agency, gaining experience in drafting asset management plans, writing policy, managing supply chains, as well as addressing some of the CBSA’s more unique Materiel Management challenges such as seized, abandoned and forfeited property. Derek has a BA from the University of Ottawa.

Derek Bizewski, analyste principal, Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor du Canada

Derek est le plus récent ajout au Bureau de gestion des communautés (CMO) du Secteur des actifs de services acquis (ASAS) du SCT, rejoignant à la fin de 2016 en tant qu’expert en la matière en gestion du matériel. Ayant passé plus de 10 ans à l’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada (ASFC), Derek apporte une riche expérience à la communauté de la gestion du matériel. Débutant sa carrière dans la fonction publique en gérant des systèmes de radiocommunications à l’ASFC, Derek est rapidement passé à un rôle plus central de gestion du matériel pour l’agence, acquérant de l’expérience dans la rédaction de plans de gestion des actifs, la rédaction de politiques, la gestion des chaînes d’approvisionnement, ainsi que la résolution de certains des problèmes. Les défis plus particuliers de la gestion du matériel de l’ASFC, comme les biens saisis, abandonnés et confisqués. Derek est titulaire d’un BA de l’Université d’Ottawa.

Graduation Ceremony and Lunch, November 30th, 2022 / Cérémonie de remise des diplômes et déjeuner, 30 novembre 2022

Date: November 30th, 2022 / Date: 30 novembre 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm EST / Heure : 10 h 00 – 14 h 00 HNE
Location / Lieu: Ottawa Conference and Event Centre (200 Coventry Road, Ottawa)

Webinar # 1, Proservices Professional Services Presentation (English): https://cipmm-icagm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/ProServices-Client-CIPMM-ENG-2022.pdf

Webinar # 1, Proservices Professional Services Presentation (French): https://cipmm-icagm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/ProServices-CIPMM-Clients-FR-2022-Read-Only-Compatibility-Mode.pdf

Webinar # 2, Trade Agreements Presentation (English): https://cipmm-icagm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/EN_CIPMM-Presentation_APR2022-Read-Only.pdf

Webinar # 2, Trade Agreements Presentation (French): https://cipmm-icagm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FR_CIPMM-Presentation_AVR2022-Read-Only.pdf

Webinar # 4, Implementing the Minimum Mandatory Target of 5% for Contracts Awarded to Indigenous Businesses Presentation (English): https://cipmm-icagm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Eng-5-Indigenous-Procurement-.pdf

Webinar # 4, Implementing the Minimum Mandatory Target of 5% for Contracts Awarded to Indigenous Businesses Presentation (French): https://cipmm-icagm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/FR_5-Indigenous-Procurement-APPC.pdf

Webinar # 4, Implementing the Minimum Mandatory Target of 5% for Contracts Awarded to Indigenous Businesses (English): https://cipmm-icagm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Unbundling.docx

Webinar # 5 Professional Development Framework Updates Presentation (English): /wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Procurement-MM-Functional-and-Technical-Competencies-CIPMM-EN.pdf

Webinar # 5 Professional Development Framework Updates Presentation (French): /wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Procurement-MM-Functional-and-Technical-Competencies-CIPMM-FR.pdf