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New Ontario Workshop on Surety, March 25

March 6, 2013 – 7:21 pm

City of Vaughan will host a half-day workshop on surety products, including e-bonding, on Monday, March 25 at 9:00 a.m. To attend this workshop, click here to access the registration materials that pertain to the Vaughan workshop.

Western Workshop Tour on Surety, April 2013

March 6, 2013 – 7:20 pm

Our western tour is scheduled for the first week of April this year, with a workshop in Victoria (BC), April 2, Lethbridge (AB) on April 3 and in Winnipeg (MB) on April 4.

For more information on the content of the workshop, please refer to the article on the home page of the CPPC website at www.cppc-ccmp.ca. To register, find the location convenient to you, and click through to find the registration form. If you wish to host a session on surety bonding, please give McE Galbreath a call at 613-688-0763.

Discount for CPPC members at Osgoode’s Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Practice

March 6, 2013 – 7:18 pm

Osgoode Professional Development has developed a five-day certificate program on Procurement Law and Practice, led by Paul Emanuelli. The course will be offered in Toronto this spring at the Osgoode Professional Development Downtown Toronto Conference Centre , April 8-12. As a member of the CPPC, you are entitled to a 10% discount on the registration rates; simply quote the Priority Code 12-54CP. For more information on the course, contact David Thomas at dthomas@osgoode.yorku.ca. To register, go to www.osgoodepd.ca.

2013 workshops on Surety

February 6, 2013 – 6:01 pm

Presented by the Surety Association of Canada in cooperation with the Canadian Public Procurement Council

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 with 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;
- a review of three separate case studies where surety bonds were called, claims made and the subsequent outcome, and a discussion regarding what might have resulted if alternative forms of security were in place; and
- an update on e-bonding.

Where and when:

City of Vaughan, Ontario
Monday, March 25, 2013

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Multipurpose Room, Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, ON
To register, click here

Victoria, British Columbia
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Victoria, BC
To register, click here

Lethbridge, Alberta
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Culver City Community Room, Lethbridge City Hall
910 4th Ave S., Lethbridge, AB
To register, click here

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Thursday, April 4, 2013

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Union Centre, Room 2C – 2nd Floor
275 Broadway (at Smith Street), Winnipeg, MB
To register, click here

How can I attend:

The workshop fee is $75.00 per person for members of the CPPC and $150 for non-members. PMAC members receive a discount of $50.00 off the non-member price. The fee covers the cost of the workshop materials and your muffin and coffee.

To register, find the location above that works for you and click the link. This will take you to a registration form that you can print out, fill in and fax to the CPPC Secretariat at 613-688-0767.

For more information, you are welcome to contact McE Galbreath, Executive Director, at mgalbreath@cppc-ccmp.ca or 613-688-0763.

New workshop on Surety for Saskatchewan

November 30, 2012 – 4:05 pm

Presented by the Surety Association of Canada in cooperation with the Canadian Public Procurement Council

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 with 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;
  • a review of three separate case studies where surety bonds were called, claims made and the subsequent outcome, and adiscussion regarding what might have resulted if alternative forms of security were in place; and
  • an update on e-bonding.

Where and when:

Regina, Saskatchewan
Friday, December 14, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
SK Ministry of Central Services
1920 Rose Street
Regina
To register, click here

How can I attend:

The workshop fee is $75.00 per person for members of the CPPC and $150 for non-members.PMAC members receive a discount of $50.00 off the non-member price. The fee covers the cost of the workshop materials and your muffin and coffee.

To register, click where indicated on the location. This will take you to a registration form that you can print out, fill in and fax to the CPPC Secretariat at 613-688-0767.

For more information, you are welcome to contact McE Galbreath, Executive Director, at mgalbreath@cppc-ccmp.ca or 613-688-0763.

CPPC Members Get Discount for Osgoode Course

November 19, 2012 – 4:35 pm

Vancouver BC, November 19-23

Osgoode Law School has developed a five-day long certificate course in Procurement Law and Practice, led by Paul Emanuelli. The course will be presented in Vancouver this fall at Simon Fraser University, November 19-23. As a member of the CPPC, you are entitled to a 10% discount on the registration rates. For a course outline, click here. For more information on the course, contact David Thomas at dthomas@osgoode.yorku.ca. For details on the discount coding for registration, please contact McE Galbreath at mgalbreath@cppc-ccmp.ca.

Social Impact Purchasing Summit, November 7-8, Vancouver

September 28, 2012 – 4:37 pm

Join your colleagues and others in a discussion about the policies and practice of social impact purchasing, November 7-8 in Vancouver, at a conference organized by Enterprising Non Profits. This is the first step for multi-stakeholder discussions between purchasing professionals from government, large and small businesses and social institutions. All ranges of experience are welcome. For more information and to register, go to www.enterprisingnonprpofits.ca/SIP.

CPPC Members Get Discount for Osgoode Course

August 31, 2012 – 12:49 pm

Vancouver BC, November 19-23

Osgoode Law School has developed a five-day long certificate course in Procurement Law and Practice, led by Paul Emanuelli. The course will be presented in Vancouver this fall at Simon Fraser University, November 19-23. As a member of the CPPC, you are entitled to a 10% discount on the registration rates. For a course outline, click here. For more information on the course, contact David Thomas at dthomas@osgoode.yorku.ca. For details on the discount coding for registration, please contact McE Galbreath at mgalbreath@cppc-ccmp.ca.

An opportunity for our members in Quebec!

March 7, 2012 – 1:44 pm

The Canadian Public Procurement Council is proud to offer you the opportunity to attend the First Summit on Public Procurement, presented by le journal Les Affaires in Quebec. The conference will take place in Quebec City, April 19-20, 2012. The presentations will be offered in French.

The program is impressive, with an opening keynote address by Julie Blackburn, Secretary of the Quebec Treasury Board, and several presentations tackling the daily challenges of being strategic for your organization. François Émond, Director of Purchasing Services, Ville de Québec and a director of the CPPC, will be the chairman for the conference.

Les Affaires is offering members of the CPPC a 2-for-1 deal on the regular rates for registration for all members that would like to attend the conference. This offer is effective until March 30.

To review the program for the conference, click here.

To register for the conference, contact Les Affaires at 514-392-4298 or online at lesaffaires.com/evenements/acquisitions.

Canadian Institute’s Advanced Guide to Public Procurement

January 16, 2012 – 3:15 pm

As part of our “stepping out” in support of our members, the CPPC is collaborating with the Canadian Institute in their annual regional seminars on public procurement this winter. There will be a seminar in Ottawa, January 24-25 and in Vancouver, February 21-22; our president, Kathleen Muretti will co-chair the Vancouver session. As members of the CPPC, you are provided with a discount on registration. Gain gold-standard de-risked procurement strategies and best practices from leading government, legal and industry procurement experts. View the agenda online at www.canadianinstitute.com/eastprocurement, and www.canadianinstitute.com/westprocurement; call 1-877-927-7936 to register. Use the price code “MP1” to access your exclusive CPPC member rate of $1,595!