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Summit magazine contents
2001 ­ Volume 4

FOCUS ON...
 
Internet Technology 
Green Purchasing 

Public-Private Partnerships


 

March 2001
Volume 4 Issue 1

FEATURES

Cyberlibel
Public servants face new risks in their online work environment
by Peter N. Mantas

School's out
The public-private partnership program for Nova Scotia schools slips not so quietly out of sight
by Jim Meek 

Developing DNA data (cover story)
The RCMP and Anjura partner in marketing DNA-typing technology
by Dave Todd 

Seamlessly serving citizens
Online government could be a procurement windfall as governments struggle to define citizen expectations
by John Chenery

Bosnia: not quite business as usual
Under the Contractor Support Program, ATCO Frontec works side-by-side with DND in Bosnia to supply Canadian troops
by Richard Bray

Green procurement: good news waiting to be told
The Canadian public knows little about it, but Canada's green procurement program is making strides at home and abroad
by Dave Todd 

Loosening the noose of procurement policy
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency is busy changing procurement policy to suit itself
by Gord McIntosh 

Hurry up and wait
To buy an election is to hustle - then wait
by Catherine Morrison

DEPARTMENTS

The Question
We asked: "Is it fair and effective for governments to restrict competition based on geography?"
compiled by David Newman
.

SummitUp
News, information and upcoming events in the procurement world
compiled by Joanne Sedkowski and David Newman 
.

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

Policy arena
Alternative financing - a life-line for municipalities
by Donald Ross
.

Face to face
Heather Barbour buys official gifts on behalf of public and private sector clients - gifts that reflect the occasion, represent Canada and are within budget
by Catherine Morrison

COLUMNS

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

wired.gov
E-procurement lessons offer opportunity
by Richard Bray 
.

CITTing In
Guns are smoking at Health Canada over some bad procurement practices
by Paul M. Lalonde 
.

Legal notes
Speak clearly in your RFPs or forever hold your peace
by Robert C. Worthington 
.

In my opinion
A "best and final offer" procurement practice can allow for revision of proposals
by Michael Asner
.


FOCUS ON... Internet Technology
Summer 2001

The ABCs of an RFP for GIS
There are lessons to be learned from Calgary's benchmark RFP for a geographic information system
by Melanie Collison
.

SourceCAN says SourceCAN can
­ open a virtual door to the international marketplace for Canadian expertise
by David Pye
.

Borderless buying
Crossing traditional geographic boundaries, a cooperative buying agreement provides IT to midwestern state institutions
by Richard Bray
.

Catching the B2G wave
We surfed several government sites to see how business-friendly they are - particularly when the business wants to sell to the government itself
by David Newman
.

A new twist on public procurement
Using IT tools, the private sector has streamlined their procurement processes and offers some solutions so government can do the same
by David Sobba
.

Do IT this way
These days, when Ontario government buyers go shopping for IT, they must use the expanded Vendor of Record system.
by Richard Bray
.


June 2001
Volume 4 Issue 2

FEATURES

Let your fingers do the shopping
E-catalogues more common in public procurement
by David Pye 

That's not fair! Or is it?
Fairness supervisors oversee contracting
by Catherine Morrison 

Private solutions for public procurement
Private sector procurement may show the way to public sector e-procurement
by Richard Bray 

Tilting at windmills no more
Nova Scotia's e-procurement system is up and running
by Barbara Webber 

GIS puts Ottawa on the MAP
MAP integrates geographic information and business functions for the recently amalgamated City of Ottawa
by David Newman 

DEPARTMENTS

The Question
We asked: "What does e-procurement mean to you?"
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
John Read, president of the Canadian Public Procurement Council, talks about the council's role and its vision of the future
by Dave Todd 

COLUMNS

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

wired.gov
Auditor General reports on IT procurement point to a need for speed
by Richard Bray
.

CITTing In
A CITT ruling is overturned and helicopter supplier, E.H. Industries, appears happy to lose
by Paul M. Lalonde 
.

Legal notes
The Supreme Court of Canada turns down Martel's allegations of unfair play
by Robert C. Worthington 
.

In my opinion
Government On-Line Request for Proposals offers little opportunity for small businesses
by Michael Asner 

 


September 2001
Volume 4 Issue 3

FEATURES: 3RD ANNUAL TOP SELLERS

More numbers to nowhere
Once again Summit's intrepid agent tries to penetrate the mystery of the Public Accounts and decipher who is doing what business with feds and for how much 
by Dan Turner
introduction by Robert Parkins

Recovery cards
Buying on credit (cards, that is) reaps rewards for governments 
by Celeste Mackenzie

Navigating P3s
Public-private partnerships (P3s), still unfamiliar and treacherous territory for many, are gaining ground in governments as a procurement tool; some like Ontario and Industry Canada have developed written guidelines 
by JoAnne Sommers

A learning experience
Long before it became fashionable, Thames Valley District School Board adapted its purchasing systems and brought its suppliers on board to create a working e-procurement solution 
by Richard Bray

Pick me, pick me
The federal government's new tool - supply arrangements - makes the job easier 
by Richard Bray

Made in Canada - used anywhere
Anywhere the US military exchange service goes, so goes Canadian Triversity Inc.'s flexible point of sale retail software
by Richard Bray

DEPARTMENTS

THE QUESTION
We asked: "What is your opinion of government outsourcing and will the trend continue?"
compiled by David Newman
.

SUMMITUP
News, information and upcoming events in the procurement world 
compiled by David Newman and Anne Phillips
.

FACE TO FACE
Karen Owen talks passionately about procurement at the Ontario Shared Services Bureau 
by David Mayerovitch
.

POLICY ARENA
Rising costs force hospitals to rethink the way they buy energy
by Dave Todd
.

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

COLUMNS

IT MATTERS TO YOU/ À VOTRE ATTENTION
Evolution has become revolution for public sector procurement specialists
by The Materiel Management Institute
.

WIRED.GOV
The one-size fits all e-procurement solution is not yet here
by Richard Bray
.

P-P-PARTNERING
Transportation infrastructure projects are ripe for consideration as public-private partnership deals 
by Michael Wilson
.

CITTING IN
To put teeth into the Agreement for Internal Trade, Lalonde makes a case for provincial tribunals like the CITT 
by Paul M. Lalonde
.

LEGAL NOTES
"Fair play" rules in the trade agreements can be burdensome for buyers 
by Robert C. Worthington
.

IN MY OPINION
Getting respect for professional procurement services is tough, especially in the IT world
by Michael Asner
.


FOCUS ON... Green Purchasing

Calling All Cars 
Government fleets keep trying to be green 
.

Leaders of the Pack 
10 key departments fail to measure up


FOCUS ON... Public-Private Partnerships

Sound and fury signifying ­ something 
The battle around P3s 
by Richard Bray 
.

P3s and trade agreements 
A fuss over what is really "a show about nothing" contends Paul Lalonde 
by Paul M. Lalonde 
.

A power game without a master 
Resolving governance issues can be key to success 
by Gilles Paquet 
.

Financing the future 
There IS money to invest in Canadian infrastructure 
by John Chenery 
.

Sharpen your pencils 
The best part of a P3 deal may be transferring risk to the private sector but risk needs to be identified, quantified and properly allocated 
by Abraham Akkawi 
.

Water under the bridge 
British project provides pointers for Canadian water projects - an interview with Sir Ian Byatt 
by John Chenery 
.

Grappling with gridlock 
Transportation is a growing issue and Ontario considers its options 
by Brad Latta 
.

Health - Doin' it differently 
There may well be room for private participation in public health care 
by Terry Fitzsimmons and Terry Collins 
.

P3s in action 

Educational arrangements
Edmonton's approach to building schools 
by Melanie Collison 

Energizing Sudbury: 
a district energy project that meets expectations 
by Brad Latta


December 2001
Volume 4 Issue 4

FEATURES

Buying into e-gov: Who, what and how
A check-up on the procurement of government online 
by Nicole Tedesco

Hurry up and wait 
Government online business slow coming down the pipe for small business 
by Richard Bray

Sign here
New rules about registering to handle controlled goods
by Celeste Mackenzie

It ain't over 'till it's over
Ontario's proactive approach to debriefing vendors 
by Sheldon Gordon

Playing in bounds
Trade agreements set the rules for the procurement game 
by Ron Lunau and Sean Moore

Location, location, location
Geographic information system (GIS) software underpins many online initiatives at all levels of government 
by JoAnne Sommers

DEPARTMENTS

THE QUESTION
We asked: "What is your opinion of public-private partnerships (P3s)?" 
compiled by David Newman
.

SUMMITUP
News, information and upcoming events in the procurement world 
compiled by David Newman, Gina Gillespie, Celeste Mackenzie and Anne Phillips
.

POLICY ARENA
Supreme Court rulings have little impact on BC agency 
by Michael Asner
.

FACE TO FACE
David Chappell believes in green 
by Catherine Morrison

COLUMNS

IT MATTERS TO YOU/ À VOTRE ATTENTION
Bob Myers on the procurement profession
by The Materiel Management Institute
.

WIRED.GOV
IT security becomes imperative
by Richard Bray
.

LEGAL NOTES
Imported ideas need adapting before adopting 
by Robert C. Worthington
.

P-P-PARTNERING
Water sector woes
by Michael Wilson
.

CITTING IN
Telecommunications dominates the caseload 
by Paul M. Lalonde
.

IN MY OPINION
New buyers' guide solves the mysteries of procurement 
by Michael Asner

 


 


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