The CPPC is Solicited for its Expertise at the National Level but also Internationally

The CPPC was invited by the World Bank to present a “Canadian Perspective” related to the “Professionalization” of the procurement function in the public sector at the 12th Procurement, Integrity, Management and Openness (PRIMO) Forum.  This Forum will take place in Astana Kazakhstan from May 17 to 19.  Click here to access the Forum webpage for further details on the event.  There will also be a link available in the next few days to view the event via Webex for those of you wanting to see our presentation.

The Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce (BANC) began its study on issues pertaining to internal barriers to trade with the appearance by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, on Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 2016.  The CPPC was invited to present its views and share its expertise related to internal trade barriers when it comes to public procurement. Click here to be redirected to Senate meeting page for further details. 

Workshop on surety – June 9 – Airdrie, Alberta *Last Chance*


The City of Airdrie will host a half-day workshop on surety, on Thursday, June 9 at 9:00 a.m.

The Workshop content will be about what is surety? When would it be helpful? How can I use it for the best results? What are the recent trends?

All of these questions and more will be answered by the Surety Association of Canada in a new series of workshops exploring surety tools, both paper and electronic. The workshops will include a review of surety instruments used in the procurement and contract management process, an outline of the differences between surety instruments and alternatives forms of security, i.e. contract default insurance and letters of credit and much more.

Click here to access the Activities page with more information about the workshop or Click here to register.

To all of you from the Fort McMurray area

On behalf of the CPPC member community, the Board of Directors would like to express its support to all of you who are affected in some way by the ongoing events in the Fort McMurray area. Our thoughts are with you.

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