NIGP Cascadia Chapter Event – A Vendor’s Perspective on Procurement – March 10, 2016

NIGP Cascadia Chapter Event – A Vendor’s Perspective on Procurement Thursday, March 10, 2016

Members and their colleagues are cordially invited to join the Cascadia Chapter of NIGP (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing) for the following event.

A Vendor’s Perspective on Procurement

Ever wondered what strategies and processes vendors follow when responding to solicitations? Curious about what you can do to attract high-quality vendors and proposals?

Join us as John Kirby, VP Business Development with Maximus Canada shares his and others’ experiences as vendors responding to solicitations across Canada. This will be a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of what we as purchasers can do to improve the vendor community’s experience of our procurement processes and create an environment in which they can give us their best proposals.

John is an engaging presenter who has presented and spoken about this topic to jurisdictions across Canada. We hope you’ll join us for this interesting event!

Time: Thursday, March 10, 2016, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

5:00 to 5:30       Meet and greet (Interact with other Purchasing professionals)

5:30 to 6:30       Presentation – A Vendor’s Perspective on Procurement

6:30 to 6:45       Questions and answers

6:45 to 7:00       Details of upcoming events

At the: Sticky Wicket Pub, Maple Room 919 Douglas Street Victoria BC

Cost: NIGP Cascadia Members attend for FREE and earn credit hours. Non-members can attend for $15 or join NIGP for $30 A small selection of appetizers will be provided. Members and guests will be responsible for other food items ordered from the menu and their own drinks.

RSVP by clicking the following link Communications@nigp-cascadia.org   Please come and support this NIGP event!

Mark your Calendars – Upcoming Events: April 12 from 12:00-1:00 – Public Library Central Branch 2nd Floor Meeting Room (735 Broughton) – Software as a Service – presented by Theresa Parkin, OCIO June 1 from 5:00-7:00 pm – Sticky Wicket Maple Room (919 Douglas) – NIGP Cascadia Chapter AGM & Special Guest

2015 NIGP Course Offerings

Help us choose which courses Cascadia NIGP should offer.

The list of possible course offerings is located HERE.

If you are interested in any of the courses listed, please indicate up to three courses that you’d like to take in ranked order, and the ideal time of year that you’d like these courses held.  Email the completed form to Jacoba.corrigal@gov.bc.ca no later than JULY 14, 2015.  We’ll work towards getting the two most requested courses held in Victoria over the next year.  Submit any questions about the form or the courses to Elizabeth.busch@gov.bc.ca.

 

NIGP Vancouver Island Event – Procurement Transformation and AGM 16th June 2014

Members and their colleagues are cordially invited to join the Cascadia Chapter of NIGP (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing) for the following event and AGM.

Transformation Projects in the Provincial Government
Join us as Brooke Hayes, Executive Director, Strategic Business and Procurement Transformation with Shared Services BC, discusses exciting projects that are underway as part of a procurement transformation initiative in the Province of British Columbia including: 

  • Technology:
    • Improvements to BC Bid – also known as the Source to Contract project;
    • Supplier management and business intelligence tools;
  • People:
    • Vendor and Ministry Outreach – for initiatives such as the Short-form Request for Proposals (SRFP), the Short-form General Services Agreement (SGSA), Innovative Goods and Services, etc.;
    • BC Bid Resources – plain language online resources for public sector procurement;
  • Process:
    • Contract Award Summaries and Advance Notice of Future Contract Opportunities;
    • Short-form General Services Agreement; and
    • New approach to welcome innovative ideas from the marketplace.

Time:
Tuesday, June 16, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:15 PM
                       
5:00 to 5:30       Meet and greet (Interact with other Purchasing professionals)      
5:30 to 5:45       AGM meeting 
5:45 to 6:30       Presentation – Transformation Projects in the Provincial Government
6:45 to 7:00       Questions and answers
7:00 to 7:15       Details of upcoming course offerings and events
A copy of the detailed agenda is available here.
A copy of the minutes of last year’s AGM is available here.

At the:
Sticky Wicket Pub, Maple Room
919 Douglas Street
Victoria BC 

Cost:
No cost to attend. A selection of appetizers will be provided. Members and guests will be responsible for other food items ordered from the menu and their own drinks.
 
RSVP by clicking the following link Communications@nigp-cascadia.org
 
Please come and support this NIGP event!

NIGP Vancouver Island Event – Networking Barbeque

September 10th 2014
Members and their colleagues are cordially invited to join the Cascadia Chapter of NIGP (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing) for a networking barbeque.

Come join us for a beef or veggie burger, other treats, and a chance to network with other purchasing professionals in your area. Soft drinks will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own beverage if you desire.

The details are below:

Time:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 5:30PM

Location:
6505 Torin Road, Brentwood Bay

Cost:
$5 per person. Please BYOB.

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