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1999 - Volume 2


2.1

March 1999
Volume 2 Issue 1

FEATURES

Municipal amalgamations: more clout at the checkout

Megacity, mega needs
Toronto's amalgamation sends ripples of change through city procurement and creates a bonanza of new opportunities.
by Terry Collins

Buying in bulk = bigger benefits
Purchasing consortiums in Canadian municipalities are changing the nature of public sector business, as doing more with less becomes de rigueur.
by Terry Collins

Recourse, of course!
Perceptions of procurement - fair or fixed? The cynics would have it that all bids are fixed.
by Rick Bray

Procurement peacemaker - the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Canadian suppliers now have access to a responsive recourse mechanism for public purchases.
by Rick Bray

Hey, Ref! Dispute resolution in town and country Procurement procedures are similar from province to province, but the recourse options are not.
by Ken Waldie

Olympic Green
Sydney goes for gold with its environmental procurement strategy. Successful green procurement meets the needs of the IOC, the athletes and the environment.
by Magda Phillips

OpportunityMap
A journey through Canadian public sector opportunity sites websites from coast to coast.
by Anne Phillips

Get (and keep) buyer attention
Is there really any difference in the marketing strategies you should use when you sell to government? You bet there is!
by Dave Newman

The 'new' math
As federal government accounting goes accrual-based, new challenges unfold for both the materiel management community and consultants in financial management services.
by Rod MacPherson

EC phone home
E-commerce is your calling card to the future. Procurement and e-commerce go hand-in-hand into the new millennium.
by Catherine Morrison

March Madness ­ it ain't what it used to be
Take a look at the annual rhythm of federal procurement and make sure it is reflected in your marketing strategies.
by Gord McIntosh

Interoffice memo: Let's meet on Y2K
A Canadian company looks at their ability to meet the repercussions of Y2K compliance.
by Doug Lagasse

The entrepreneurs' Y2K checklist
Reprint courtesy of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

DEPARTMENTS

SummitUp
Bits of news and interesting info
by Nicola Bill

Face to Face
A focus on people in the procurement community and what works for them.

Meet Bonnie
Trent University president looks beyond the classroom for strategic partners
by Catherine Morrison

In my opinion
Insights into the value of the procurement officer as part of the purchasing process.
by Michael Asner

Materiel to you / MatiËre ¦ rÈflexion
The professional development forum from the Materiel Management Institute (MMI).

Summit connects
Looking for online procurement expertise? Start with some of our favourite sites.
by Nicola Bill

Policy arena
Alberta hospitals save by pooling resources. Supplier opportunities change as hospital reform takes hold.
by Melanie Collison

Just a peak
A look at Summit's upcoming editorial.

The Question
We asked, and got answers to, "What is the number one issue in public sector procurement - and why?"
by Magda Phillips


2.2

June 1999
Volume 2 Issue 2

FEATURES

Permafrost procurement
Starting from scratch "north of 60."

Nunavut: Open to business
by Gord McIntosh

Nunavut: WHO you deal with
by Whit Fraser

Nunavut: WHAT you deal with
by Chuck Gilhuly

'Neath the midnight sun
Resisting change, the partnership between ATCO Frontec and Pan Arctic Inuit Logistics Corporation stands firm as they manage military-owned radar sites.
by Gord McIntosh

Hunting for heads
Tales from the trenches in the search for qualified executives.
by Patrick Doyle

Materiel Management National Workshop
A report on the conference proceedings.
by Rick Bray

Educated buying
York Region School Board turned its procurement process upside down and created a winning system for itself and its suppliers.
by Terry Collins.

It takes more than selling to make a sale
Nortel spends time and money to gain government market share.
by Marlene Orton

A clean sweep
The Inventory Management Control project wields a new broom re-engineering the DND supply chain.
by Bev Hanton

DEPARTMENTS

Policy Arena: Riding the certification wave
ISO comes of age in the public sector.
by Magda Phillips

CITTing In: Objection sustained
Suppliers have a good day in court.
by Paul Lalonde

Face to Face: Positive about partnering
Meet Cynthia Robertson, new president of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.
by Peter McCreath

The Question
Should executive search firms be used in the public sector?
by Patrick Doyle

In My Opinion
Just follow the yellow brick road
The NASPO White Paper redefines the purchasing world.
by Michael Asner

Just a peak
A preview to stories in future issues.

SummitUp
News and views.
by Nicola Bill

Summit connects
Check out our favourite procurement web sites.
by Nicola Bill

Materiel to you / MatiËre ¦ rÈflexion
The professional development forum of the Materiel Management Institute


SUMMIT Vol 2 issue 3

September 1999
Volume 2 Issue 3

FEATURES

The very private privatization of Highway 407
Follow the road to the largest privatization deal in Ontario to date.
by Terry Collins

For your eyes only
Competitive intelligence can provide an advantage for intelligent competitors.
by Richard Bray

Canada's best sellers

Editor's intro
by Robert Parkins

Building is success
The construction sector unites Canada in more ways than one - COOLNet is the future.
by Richard Bray

Acquisition, credit or P-cards are big business
The Canadian public sector continues to save by spending.
by John Harrison

E-gov propels IT spending beyond Y2K
IT spending continues to rise as electronic service delivery becomes a priority.
by Richard Bray

An interview with Linda Lizotte-MacPherson
Canada's Chief Information Officer talks about the Strategic IM/IT Infrastructure initiative and the federated architecture framework.
by Ross Hutchison

An Entrusted source
Entrust Technologies secures its lead in the Public Key Infrastructure program.
by Sara Gordon

Power buying
First Nations band together to create a powerful procurement force.
by Dave Margoshes

Furnishing quality for the Canadian diplomatic corps
The Department of Foreign Affairs chooses quality in furniture and fine china.
by Catherine Morrison

Novell plays hardball with software
Novell strikes it lucky in its protest at the CITT.
by Gord McIntosh

Calling all cars
The RCMP is leading an investigation into cooperative purchasing benefits for police fleets.
by Terry Collins

Manitoba taps SAP
Manitoba and its project partner, Deloitte Consulting, launch the integrated business system with one flick of the switch.
by Melanie Collison

Software procurement process scrutinized
PWGSC looks closely at its software procurement practices in the wake of recent CITT decisions.
by Gord McIntosh

DEPARTMENTS

Face to face: She buys ­ just about anything
Meet Lynda Allair, President of the Ontario Public Buyers Association.
by Ann Silversides

CITTing In: DND gets its knuckles rapped
Contract for infrared systems has CITT seeing red.
by Paul Lalonde

Policy arena: Profit drives life cycle fleet management
New policy breathes life into police fleets.
by Patrick Doyle

In my opinion: Public purchasers should go the full Monty!
Michael Asner advocates a completely open and transparent procurement process.

Managing projects The step by step approach
Chart the course in your procurement projects
by George Suffidy

The Question
We asked, "What information do you think the private sector requires in the bidding process?"
Compiled by Dave Newman

SummitUp
Compiled by Nicola Bill

Summit Connects
Web sites that put you in touch.
Compiled by Nicola Bill

Materiel to you / Matiére á réflexion
The professional development forum of the Materiel Management


Volume 2 issue 3

December 1999
Volume 2 Issue 4

FEATURES

BUILDING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS
The pros & cons of P3
by Terry Collins

IN DEFENCE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR - CUPE LOOKS AT P3
Not all is as it seems, according to the president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees
by Judy Darcy

ATLANTIC CANADA PARTNERS ONLINE
Efficient access to government information is a winner for the Atlantic provinces
by Barbara Webber

THE HALIFAX HARBOUR CLEANUP: A PARTNERSHIP IN THE MAKING
Don't hold your breath, but it looks like the long-planned cleanup is about to get underway
by Jim Meek

YOU'VE GOT MAIL
Canada Post partners with Cebra Inc. to launch a new, secure electronic mail service
by Terry Collins

THE WHEAT AND THE CHAFF
Scandals push Saskatchewan to revamp rules of game
by Dave Margoshes

CERTIFIABLY PROFESSIONAL
The federal government launches a training and certification program for materiel and supply professionals
by Catherine Morrison

THE ART OF APPRECIATION
A politically correct guide to giving gifts to public sector buyers
by Patrick Doyle

READING TEA LEAVES
A look back at GTEC '99
by David Newman

VOICES FOR GREENER PROCUREMENT
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and others at the Global Ecolabelling Network conference
by Magda Phillips

COFFEE, TEA OR... RIDER
Flying Rider is the only way to go - well just about - in federal government travel
by Sara Gordon

AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY - THE LAST ONE, NOT THIS ONE
Purchasing was just as important then as now; it's what was bought,
and why, that tickles us
by Patrick Doyle

COLUMNS

THE QUESTION
We asked, "What is a fair profit?"
Compiled by Dave Newman

SUMMITUP
Compiled by Summit Staff

IT MATTERS TO YOU/ A VOTRE ATTENTION
The professional development forum of the Materiel Management Institute

COMMON CENTS
Recent cases before the CITT point to an unbalanced system
by Gord Mcintosh

SUMMIT CONNECTS
Websites that put you in touch
Compiled by Summit Staff

WIRED.GOV
"Leading-edge" IT takes us to the next century
by Richard Bray

MANAGING PROJECTS STEP BY STEP
Work Breakdown Structure and the procurement plan
by George Suffidy

DEPARTMENTS

FACE TO FACE
Meet Art Silverman - still navigating the government labyrinth, but from the private sector
by Gord McIntosh

POLICY ARENA
Partners in improved service delivery
by Scott Hodge

CITTING IN
Where are the foreign complainants the CITT was meant to serve?
by Paul Lalonde

IN MY OPINION
Perceptions of unfairness create distrust among suppliers
by Michael Asner


 


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