The Leadership Award
Procurement Services at the University of Toronto is the winner of the 2012 Leadership in Public Procurement Award. Their submission was on the Negotiable RFP developed by their team under the leadership of Eddy Jin and Diana Magnus and with the legal expertise of Paul Emanuelli, who is well known and respected in the public sector procurement community. Their process has been proven in the marketplace and may offer some valuable insight or a solution for your contracting process.
by Anne Phillips
Sustainable procurement for municipalities
Ever wondered if your procurement policies make a difference and what that difference is? Well, a new survey shows that municipal procurement, as a result of moving strongly towards purchasing sustainable products, is having a significant effect on the business community � a $10 billion opportunity for them to supply the products and services you need.
by Tim Reeve
Speaking the same language
While federal government policies purport to support procurement opportunities for small business, the reality is that it remains difficult for small business to jump through the many hoops that federal procurement processes require. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business, an advocate for small business, presents one way that the federal government could help � communicate more and better so that everyone is "on the same page in terms of capacity, expectations and need."
by Louis-Martin Parent