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2000 - Volume 3

 


Volume 3 issue 1

March 2000
Volume 3 Issue 1

FEATURES

TURNING CARS INTO MONEY INTO CARS
The federal fleet gets a new lease on life through remarketing vehicles
by Patrick Doyle

POWER TO THE PEOPLE?
Deregulation sparks opportunity in the energy sector
by Gord Mcintosh

DOIN' IT THEIR WAY
The Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) has some new procurement wrinkles
by Paul M. Lalonde

A TALE OF TWO SCHOOLS
Nova Scotia looks at P3 school construction
by Jim Meek

INTEGRA-TING THE PUBLIC SECTOR
Vision, experience and a powerful product provide Quebec an IT solution for its construction industry watchdog, the RÈgie du batÓment
by David Pye

VIRTUALLY PAPERLESS
The business of buying and selling is shifting towards being paperless and electronic
by Ann Silversides

FAMILY MAINTENANCE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM UP FOR GRABS
After 12 years, a BC sole-source contract goes to tender
by Sid Tafler

WHOSE IDEA IS IT ANYWAY?
The federal government struggles with ownership of intellectual property rights
by Richard Brag

THE REAL Y2K BUG
Could December 31, 2000 have dire consequeces for the greatest non-digital processor - the human mind?
by Dave Newman

KERMIT WAS WRONG!
Environment Canada is making it easier to be green
by Magda Philips

BIG DADDY WARBUCKS
National Defence buys billions of dollars of every kind of good and services quietly and efficiently every year
by Ken Pole

TOP 15
A look at the best sellers to the federal government

COLUMNS

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

WIRED.GOV
IT procurement drives online agenda. Reform in IT procurement practices is necessary to meet the federal govern ment's 2004 goal
by Richard Bray

COMMON CENTS
ACANs and other sole-source contracts are still too common according to the Auditor General of Canada
by Gord Mcintosh

MANAGING PROJECTS STEP BY STEP
Building the project plan - procurement considerations
by George Suffidy

CITTING IN
IBM joins the list of complainants from the IT sector
by Paul M. Lalonde

IN MY OPINION
The supplier community may not fully understand public procurement and their legal rights
by Michael Asner

DEPARTMENTS

THE QUESTION
We asked, "What should be the basic qualifications for certification of procurement professionals?"
compiled by Dave Newman

SUMMITUP
compiled by Summit staff

SUMMIT CONNECTS
Websites that put you in touch
compiled by Summit staff

FACE TO FACE
Christian Lemire, president of PMAC, is full of enthusiasm, both for his profession and the Purchasing Management Association of Canada
by Melanie Collison

POLICY ARENA
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency implements alternative dispute resolution
by Anna-Carolle Bougie


June 2000
Volume 3 Issue 2

FEATURES

DOUBLE WORD SCORE
Private sector players in the Canadian translation industry see the federal Translation Bureau as competition
by Catherine Morrison

GREENING CANADIAN CITIES:

MONEY TALKS
New federal funds flow for green municipal projects
by Magda Philips
WHAT A WAY TO WASTE

Halifax P3 reduces garbage by 60 percent
by Barbara Webber

MAKING WATERWORKS WORK
Region of Peel water facility publicly owned and privately managed
by Terry Collins and Andy Georgiades

COOL DOWN REGINA
City buyers combat greenhouse gases 
by Dave Margoshes

PICKING PITCHERS
Choosing federal ad agencies 
by Patrick Doyle

BUYING INTO E-PROCUREMENT
One click of the mouse starts Internet-based purchasing for the BC Purchasing Commission
by Sonia Tellez

BUILDING CREDIBILITY
BC Buildings Corporation wins praise for its management of government facilitieshe federal government struggles with ownership of intellectual property rights
by Sid Tafler

BEST VALUE CONTRACTS
Purchasers face "best value" challenge
by Ann M. Mack

THE CHEQUE'S IN THE MAIL FOR PROFAC
Starting with a Canada Post oursourcing contract, PROFAC Facilities Management Services grows to take top spot
by John Cherney

ONE GIANT EXPERIMENT
300 federal buildings, 13 contracts - Brookfield LePage does it all for PWGSC
by Gord McIntosh

WHY WAIT FOR 2004?
Government attempts to move ESD forward at a measured pace may be too slow
by Richard Bray

CIDA AID AT HOME
Canadian suppliers have the edge when CIDA contracts
by Terry Collins and Andy Georgiades

COLUMNS

WIRED.GOV
Single point of access for better service - a simple idea subject to hack attacks and back office inadequacies by Richard Bray

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

COMMON CENTS
Wasteful spending threatens to undermine ability to govern
by Gord Mcintosh

MANAGING PROJECTS
Issues, assumptions and change
by George Suffidy

CITTING IN
MIL Systems and Fleetway Inc. win the battle in their dispute with Siemens and PWGSC
by Paul M. Lalonde

IN MY OPINION
Asner contends public sector procurement is big business and worthy of more news coverage
by Michael Asner

DEPARTMENTS

THE QUESTION
We asked, "How effective are public-private partnerships as a tool for procurement?"
compiled by Dave Newman

SUMMITUP
compiled by Summit Staff

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

FACE TO FACE
The new senior director of the Procurement Policy Division of Treasury Board lets you know who she is
by Catherine Morrison

POLICY ARENA
For public sector procurement professionals, training and certification are the issues
by Anna-Carolle Bougie

 


September 2000
Volume 3 Issue 3

FEATURES

ACANs: a solution that became a problem (cover story)
The Auditor General says no and Treasury Board says yes: controversy surrounds the use of sole-source contracting and Advance Contract Award Notices
by Gord McIntosh

Best sellers annual review

IT spending heats up
Ring up the cash as IT spending increases in light of government online initiatives
by Ross Hutchison and Chris Bishop

Credit cards: government uses them more than ever
Rebates are the reward for increased use of acquisition cards or p-cards - whatever you call them
by John Harrison and Rod MacPherson

Moving on
Internet usage and the airline mergers are two of the factors influencing the review of federal travel services
by David Newman

Mind set go
Attitude is everything in implementing the federal Financial Information Strategy and moving to accrual accounting
by Gwynn Scheltema

Materiel managers lead, learn and share
A report on the Materiel Management National Workshop held in Ottawa this spring
by Richard Bray

Telehealth at cyberspeed
A public-private partnership in Nova Scotia takes innovative healthcare beyond city limits
by John Chenery

Power shopping
Procurement professionals beware: buying energy today is charged with challenges
by Dave Todd

Buying spin
Purchasers of communications services tip-toe through a minefield of public scrutiny and the expectations of those in power
by Patrick Doyle

DEPARTMENTS

The Question
We asked, "Should government use only one provider for online tendering?"
compiled by David Newman

SummitUp
News, information and upcoming events in the procurement world
compiled by Summit staff

Summit Connects
Websites that put you in touch
compiled by Summit staff

Face to face
A former president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities speaks about the increasingly effective voice of the association
by Catherine Morrison

Policy arena
Debating certification and professional development
by Anna-Carolle Bougie
and
Introducing the materiel and supply management professional development program
by Douglas Woods

COLUMNS

wired.gov
When government can't, the private sector is primed to step in and provide citizens with one point of access to government services
by Richard Bray

It matters to you/¿ votre attention
The professional development forum of the Materiel Management Institute

Common cents
Helicopter deal hovers in no-man's land
The long delay by government in replacing the Sea King helicopters should sound more than one alarm
by Gord McIntosh

Managing Projects
Procurement professionals strive for effective project procurement beginning with a well-structured contract
by George Suffidy

CITTing In
The tribunal's assistance to complainants is distasteful to some and worthy of applause to others
by Paul M. Lalonde

Legal notes
New columnist Robert C. Worthington votes yes for sole sourcing as a useful procurement tool in the hands of professionals
by Robert C. Worthington

In my opinion
Asner comes out strongly against the use of sole-source contracting
by Michael Asner


December 2000
Volume 3 Issue 4

FEATURES

Constructing faces for public spaces (cover story) 
Enhancing the visual identity of public sector buildings and spaces through the procurement of public art is the challenge for Karen Mills
by David Mayerovitch

Going, going, gone - to the lowest bidder 
E-auctions begin to take hold as a tool to obtain both best price and best value
by Sid Tafler

Getting the goods
Award-winning 25 Canadian Forces Supply Depot streamlines its warehouse and logistics process, smoothing out a wrinkle in the DND supply chain
by David Pye

Beyond booze 
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario, one of the largest purchasers of wine and spirits, now purchases a new range of services to extend its brand
by Catherine Morrison

Top suppliers
We mined the Public Accounts to rank who did the most business with the federal government
by Dan Turner
Data compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers

Get smart
Imagine, fuel card, travel card and acquisition card all-in-one! Smart card technology could move purchasing cards to the next level
by Micheal Tipman

Cover your assets
You may have been able to buy the parliament buildings for a buck, until the switch to accrual accounting and the Financial Implementation Strategy pushed the crown to value its holdings
by Gwynn Scheltema

Hard sell
Selling to Crown corporations can be quite different than selling to government departments
by Gord McIntosh

Montreal hospital gets shot in the arm
The materials management department of St. Mary's Hospital Center in Montreal implements a new corporate partnership agreement
by Mike Kamel

DEPARTMENTS

The Question
We asked, "Is there a place for sole-source contracting in public sector tendering?"
compiled by David Newman

SummitUp 
News, information and upcoming events in the procurement world
compiled by Summit staff

Summit Connects 
Websites that put you in touch
compiled by Summit staff

Face to face
Jane Billings, assistant deputy minister of Supply Operations Service at PWGSC, has a personal goal - making sure that federal procurement supports the government's online agenda
by Catherine Morrison

COLUMNS

It matters to you/ À votre attention
The professional development forum of the Materiel Management Institute

wired.gov 
A new private sector association wants to ensure government buyers are aware of e-government solutions
by Richard Bray

Common cents 
Problems around several innovative public-private partnerships point to the need for a good P3 policy structure
by Gord McIntosh

Managing Projects 
Procurement professionals strive for effective project procurement beginning with a well-structured contract
by George Suffidy

CITTing In 
Turnabout is fair play. PWGSC gets CITT support when Western Star Trucking's complaint is denied
by Paul M. Lalonde

Legal notes 
The implications of compliance, as stated in the MJB decision, strike home
by Robert C. Worthington

In my opinion 
Suppliers need to join together and openly discuss the procurement process with their government customers
by Michael Asner



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