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.

June 4th, 2014 NIGP Vancouver Island Event – Contracting Risk

Members and their colleagues are cordially invited to join the Cascadia Chapter of NIGP (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing) in celebrating the second education event for 2014.

Risk Management in Procurement
Today’s procurement is no stranger to risk management, witness any good company’s (Broad Public Sector and the Government of BC) approach to contract terms and conditions and supply planning.  But things move on.  The Broad Public Sector and the Government of BC are now outsourcing activities previously conducted in-house.  Vulnerabilities in outsourcing are poorly understood and managed because most companies are so focused on managing the people and assets employed in the business and on satisfying their customers that they fail to realize what is going on behind them in their supply markets.
Come learn about Risk Management In Procurement, and experience first-hand the opportunity to hear actual case studies and why it is important to also pay attention to potential risk.

Time:
Please note that the times have adjusted for the AGM.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from 4:30 to 7:00 PM

4:30 to 5:15       Meet and greet (Interact with other Purchasing professionals)
5:15 to 5:45       AGM meeting
5:45 to 6:30       Presentation
6:30 to 7:00       Questions and answers

Speaker:
Sharon P. White
A/Director, Client services – Health programs
PO Box 3586
Victoria, BC  V8W 3W6

Sharon joined the Risk Management Branch of the Province of BC in 2002 after more than 20 years working the insurance industry.  She has been an insurance underwriter and a broker, dealing with commercial property, liability, surety and crime.  She holds a chartered insurance Professional (CIP) Canadian risk Manager (CRM) designation.  Sharon is currently the a/Director of client Services-Health Programs working with clients in the Public Health sector on a broad spectrum of risk management issues both in their day-day operations and on special project teams.  Sharon is also an instructor for the CRM Program in Victoria, delivered through the continuing Education department at Simon Fraser University.

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

Cost:
No cost to attend presentation. Members and guests will be responsible for their own drinks and food items ordered from the menu.

RSVPasap by clicking the following link email Jacoba Corrigal

Note: Please come and attend this rare event to hear some historical case studies.  Please come and support this NIGP event!

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