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Summit magazine contents
2005 - Volume 8

Canada's magazine on public sector purchasing


VOLUME DIRECTORY 


November/December 2005, Issue 7
October 2005, Issue 6
September 2005, Issue 5
June 2005, Issue 4
April/May 2005, Issue 3
March 2005, Issue 2
January/February 2005, Issue 1


November/December 2005
Volume 8, Issue 7

SPECIALS TO THE WEB ONLY

Top sellers 2004-05
Public Works and Government Services Canada publishes what it buys, how much it costs and who they buy from
by Summit staff

Fed Watch: Helping small business
Federal government adjusts procurement to help small business
by Summit staff

VoIP: the choice of the future
Buyers’ insider
by Marlene Orton

FROM THE MAGAZINE

In a nutshell
Data warehousing turns information into a decision-making tool
by Richard Bray

2005 Leadership in public procurement award
Special section summarizes the winning and finalists submissions for the 2005 inaugural award
by Summit magazine and the Canadian Public Procurement Council

COVER: The menace of maturity
The impending retirement of almost half of the procurement professionals provides challenges and opportunities e
by Terry Lister

Getting the right read
Water meter technology helps municipalities achieve efficiencies municipal matters
Darlene McNichol

OPINIONS

legal notes
Engineering firm breaches tendering laws
by Denis Chamberland

CITT corner
Is sole sourcing finished?
Paul M. Lalonde and Robert Worthington

in our opinion
Common price comparators provide ‘apples-to-apples’ evaluation
by Steve Bauld and Kevin McGuinness

Plus: More stories on the Web @


October 2005
Volume 8, Issue 6

FOCUS ON... Information Technology

E-registration for voters
BC develops homegrown system
by Jeff Jedras

The integrated soldier
DND researches IT system support for Canadian military
by Gina Gillespie

Getting in the e-gov game
by Richard Bray
by David Newman

COVER

Letters to the editor

Principles to practice
DND's CapDEM project applies capability engineering to making acquisitions
Ron Boothby

Fed Watch: Buying smart
The federal "Buying Smarter" initiative impacts buyers and sellers alike
by Patti Magee

COVER: Tackling terror
Procurement preps to meet anticipated threats or emergencies
by David Eadie

Examine today for tomorrow
Principles and myths when implementing performance measures
by Scott Hodge

OPINIONS

chatroom
Chat about standing offer/lowest price procurement
by David Newman

in our opinion
Juggling price and functionality to get value
by Steve Bauld and Kevin McGuinness

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Halifax Regional Municipality moves to e-ticketing
In a move to both reduce the administrative burden and improve revenue collection by reducing the number of tickets thrown out of court due to errors or illegibility, Halifax Regional Municipality has equipped its street patrol with handhelds.
by Anne Phillips, Editor

Plus: More stories on the Web @


September 2005
Volume 8, Issue 5

COVER

COVER: Laying waste to toxic waste
Procurement and controversy go hand in hand as the cleanup of the Sydney Tar Ponds begins
by Barbara Webber

Fill 'er up … with a biofuel
buyers insider
by Marja Hughes

Procurement's role in an emergency or disaster
chatroom
by David Newman

P3s à la Québec
Interested, but cautious, Québec approaches public-private partnerships
by David Pye

Fed Watch: for better or worse
The federal government's move to making IT a shared service will impact IT procurement
by Richard Bray

Buying power
From procurement to disposal: what you need to know about buying energy
by Jeff Weir

OPINIONS

legal notes
Paying the piper: ensuring the integrity of fairness monitoring
by Gerry Stobo

CITT corner
Dreams of a reformed CITT
by Paul M. Lalonde and Robert Worthington

in our opinion
Too much information hurts evaluations
by Steve Bauld and Kevin McGuinness

Plus: More stories on the Web @


June 2005
Volume 8, Issue 4

COVER

Ethics in the workplace
Ethical behaviour and standards are both an organizational climate and a personal choice
by Joseph Sherren

Kyoto comes to town
Edmonton and Calgary figured out how to profit from legislated change municipal matters
by Marja Hughes

Fed Watch: smart commodity management
One step on the federal path to smarter buying
by Patti Magee

My way, your way... our way
Change management through better communication
by Janice Calnan

Catch the wave
BC contract successfully puts workers to work
by Sid Tafler

COVER BizPaL cuts red tape
A cross-jurisdictional project makes it easier for business to do business
by David Newman

Fleet telematics keep things moving
buyers' insider
by Mike Levin

OPINIONS

legal notes
Limitations legislation presents traps for purchasers
by Kevin McGuinness

CITT corner
Comment on potential reforms of the CITT
Paul M. Lalonde and Robert Worthington

in our opinion
Evaluating evaluations of RFPs
by Steve Bauld and Kevin McGuinness

Plus: More stories on the Web @


April/May 2005
Volume 8, Issue 3

Cover Special: FOCUS on IT

Radical representation as simulators bring learning to life
by Richard Bray

Securing databases for privacy
by Jeff Jedras

WiFi, wikis and blogs take communications out front
by David Eadie

Telehealth in Cape Breton
by Barbara Webber

COVER

Reporting on procurement
Why it's still hard to say who, what, why and how much
by David Pye

LED lighting
buyers' insider
by Mike Levin

Walk the talk on infrastructure funding
municipal matters
by Stefan Molyneux

OPINIONS

insights
Model contracts: a useful if imperfect tool
by Martin Cukierman

the chatroom
Opinion on new changes to federal procurement practice
hosted by David Newman

CITT corner
Comment on CITT cost guidelines
Paul M. Lalonde and Robert Worthington

in our opinion
Partners please
by Steve Bauld and Kevin McGuinness

Special to the Web Feature
Trouble up, oversight down
Why reduce the influence of the Treasury Board Advisory Committee on Contracts?
by Bob Kelly

Plus: More stories on the Web @


March 2005
Volume 8, Issue 2

COVER

Measuring up
CRA's materiel group systematically measures performance
by Deirdre Kerr-Perrott, Bryan Shane, Patricia Lafferty

Pay little, get little
IT goods and services require 'smarter' buying
by Thom Barker

Directing traffic: intelligent traffic systems
municipal matters
by D'Arcy Jenish

Checking cheques
Technology gives BC's banker an edge
by Jeff Jedras

Benchmarking procurement
Getting what you want, and knowing you got it
by Steve Tudor

OPINIONS

legal notes
Contracting squeezed by privacy protection
by Robert C. Worthington

wired.gov
Fewer, bigger = better suppliers?
by Richard Bray

the chatroom
Procurement's place in strategic planning
hosted by David Newman

NEW CITT corner
Debating alternatives to the CITT
Paul M. Lalonde and Robert Worthington

in our opinion
Strive for excellence - evaluate supplier performance
by Steve Bauld and Kevin McGuinness

Special to the Web Feature

Plus: More stories on the Web @

  • Red River College enters solar challenge race
  • SourceCan hosts Chinese tenders
  • UV technology cleans city waters
  • Ottawa amalgamates operational systems
  • DND continues towards e-health care
  • Yukon towns improve waterfronts
  • Kingston tackles wastewater
  • Alberta levies environmental fee on electronics
  • Québec supports nanotechnologies
  • Community Action on Energy Efficiency partnership
  • 2D bar codes speed tax filing
  • PEI courts biodiesel facility development
  • Ontario and New Brunswick go for “green” energy
  • ITAC supports federal procurement changes (Op Ed)
  • Architects selected for 2010 Olympic sites
  • Brandon’s Keystone Centre gets upgrades
  • New western IBM Centre for Advanced Studies
  • Common Criteria program certifies IT products
  • NB’s PLANET system upgraded
  • Hamilton’s police work with citizens online

  • January/February 2005
    Volume 8, Issue 1

    COVER

    The big fix
    Casting a cautious eye on changes to federal procurement
    by Patti Magee

    Edmonton bridges the gap
    Tools to assess infrastructure requirements
    by S. AbouRizk, K.L. Siu and M. Allouche

    Strategic sourcing savings
    CRA's one source of supply is a winning package
    by Hans Posthuma

    Dial 311 for service
    New non-emergency number changes service delivery inside government and out
    by Richard Bray

    No salt, please… at least on roads
    municipal matters
    by Pauline Comeau

    Projects and procurement
    What you don't know CAN hurt you
    by Micheal Tipman

    Traffic light systems
    buyers' insider
    by Marlene Orton

    SummitUp
    BC upgrades procurement curriculum; talking about communications practices for P3s; new contractor wins management of federal buildings; DNA testing pays off for partners; Saskatchewan rebuilds fire-fighting fleet; EDS becomes money collector for BC; Nova Scotia taps federal medical equipment fund; Saskatchewan restructures property management arm; and i-PHIS (public health information system) expands.
    compiled by Summit staff

    OPINIONS

    wired.gov
    Dealing with data storage
    by Richard Bray

    NEW insights
    Identify business needs for success
    by Martin Cukierman

    legal notes
    Weaning off local preference protections
    by Gerry Stobo

    NEW CITT corner
    Debating alternatives to the CITT
    by Paul M. Lalonde and Robert Worthington

    in our opinion
    Strive for excellence - evaluate supplier performance
    by Steve Bauld and Kevin McGuinness

    Plus: More stories on the Web @

  • Alberta auctions oil and gas
  • BC embraces alternate service delivery through contracts with Maximus, EDS and IBM
  • BC supports Campbell River Airport upgrades
  • Newfoundland and Labrador contracts for former mine site assessments
  • Nearshore Atlantic partnership initiative seeks ICT opportunities
  • Service New Brunswick improves GPS positioning capability
  • Ontario government modernization efforts save money
  • Building Manitoba's winter road network
  • New US procurement reporting system
  • Abbotsford BC contractor builds new women's federal prison
  • DND modernizes optical tracking test system
  • Norwegian firm brings Canadian submarine home
  • Saskatchewan supports its municipalities with its buying power
  • Mississauga launches paytickets.ca service
  • DND contracts for health care personnel
  • CIDA renews IT services contracts
  • Abbotsford hospital partnership bears fruit
  • Lamination protects Ontario government windows
  • Information management moves up to speed at AAFC



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