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Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and the Canadian Institute for Procurement and Material Management (CIPMM) will be hosting a Procurement Information Training Session.
This training session will be held virtually.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
10am – 3:30pm Central Time
What will be covered:
- What is required to submit your requisitions request to our Allocations Office
- Procurement Assistance Canada – Presentation
- 5% Target in Procurement – Indigenous Business Mandate – Presentation
- Contract Security – Presentation
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To register please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSPC’s Supplier Diversity Action Plan, April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PST
PLATFORM: MS Teams
Registration: To register Click Here by Monday, April 25 at 9:00 AM (EST).
Procurement Services & Procurement Canada (PSPC) and the Canadian Institute for Procurement and Materiel Management (CIPMM) Ontario Chapter are pleased to present an important information session on PSPC’s Supplier Diversity Action Plan on April 27, 2022.
The Government of Canada has prioritized evolving the diversity of bidders on Government contracts as part of its many strategic initiatives championing social change and ongoing efforts towards reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.
As the procurement conducted by PSPC plays a crucial role in these initiatives, we invite you to join us on April 27, 2022, for an information session provided by:
- Michelle Cousineau, A/Associate Director Indigenous Procurement Policy Division
- Tyler Vandonk, Supply Team Leader Procurement Assistance Canada
- Toby White Manager Strategic Policy Planning Division
Contract Security Program (CSP), November 17, 2021
November 17, 2021 from 9am to 11am PST
CIPMM Pacific Chapter is pleased to present a complimentary session on Contract Security Program (CSP). We have invited Alexandre Parent and his team to speak about CSP’s new changes that came into effect on October 4, 2021. These changes are necessary to improve the delivery of contract security services, better integrate contract security requirements in the procurement lifecycle and provide a more robust security clearance process for active procurements.
Speakers from Contract Security Program (CSP) were invited to deliver a two part presentation about new changes to the program that came into effect on October 4, 2021 and how to process Contract Security. The recent changes are necessary to improve the delivery of contract security services, better integrate contract security requirements in the procurement lifecycle and provide a more robust security clearance process for active procurements. The second part of the presentation provided guidance to clients relating to the completion of Security Requirement Checklist (SRCL) and was followed by a Q&A session.
The 2hr session drew 124 participants which included procurement and materiel management professionals , project managers, leasing officers and project authorities from PSPC and other government departments.
Contractor Security Program guest speakers:
- Alexandre Parent, Senior Client Relations Officer, Public Services and Procurement Canada
- Lody Nesrallah, Outreach Officer, Public Services and Procurement Canada
- Jonathan Joubert Outreach Officer, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 2nd, 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 2nd, 2020
CIPMM in partnership with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), Western Region, School of Procurement is pleased to announce the “Learning @ Sunrise” session entitled:
“Learn, Engage, and Explore. How to improve my business acumen skills in one morning”!
The Government of Canada Procurement Competency Profiles have been updated to include 5 new technical competencies: Business Acumen; Data Analytics; Negotiations; Project Management and Risk Management. Take charge of your procurement career by attending this morning learning event.
The event will take place at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, located at The Forks in downtown Winnipeg, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet. The Museum stands on land rich with history and ancestral significance. For thousands of years, Indigenous people followed its waterways for peacemaking, dialogue and trade. Today, this ancestral land continues to be a meeting spot for connecting and exchanging ideas.
You will be connecting and exchanging ideas with colleagues, by working through an simulation case study that specifically addresses the value of applying good business acumen knowledge. Business Acumen applies understanding of how industry and the Government of Canada work to achieve goals and objectives. It also includes risk management principles that are applied to all stages of the procurement process, where we assess and control threats that affect the results. The result is making evidence-based decisions when assuming, avoiding, transferring, mitigating sharing and compensating elements of risk.
Benefits for government buyers:
- Having a clear understanding and knowledge of the new technical competencies.
- Being able to understand how you can develop the competencies to your skill sets.
- Being able to apply specifically business acumen best practices to procurement.
Host: Robyn Henry, Manager, Business Advisory Services, PSPC, Western Region
Facilitator: Al Garlinski, Regional Trainer, PSPC, Western Region, School of Procurement.
7:30 – 8:30 am – Registration & Light Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 am – Introductions
8:45 – 10:45 am – Simulation Case Study Exercise
10:45 – 11:15 am – Presentation of Findings
11:15 – 11:30 am – Next Steps and Close Out
After the event, we highly encourage you to book a tour of the museum. Museum hours and admission prices are available at the following link: