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!

NIGP Vancouver Island Event – Two-Page RFP

13th February 2014

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

As promised in the Liberal Party election platform, the two-page (short form) Request for Proposal (RFP) is here!

Come learn how this may impact you, and experience first-hand the opportunity to hear about this new SRFP process that the BC Provincial Government has implemented.

Time:

Thursday, February 13, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

              5:00 to 5:45       Reception

              5:45 to 6:30       Presentation

              6:30 to 7:00       Questions and answers

Speaker:

Liz Lowe
Director, Advisory Services, Citizens’ Services and Open Government

Liz has been working in the BC Provincial Government as a procurement professional for more than 14 years.  She started as a Non-liquor Buyer for the Liquor Distribution Branch and is now the Director, Advisory Services for the Procurement Services Branch, Shared Services BC.  She is a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and an instructor for the Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP).  Liz has also developed and facilitated many provincial government workshops and courses on competitive procurement for both staff and vendors.  More recently, she has been the principal author of the new short-form RFP templates and processes being introduced by the Province.

At the:

Sticky Wicket Pub, Mezzanine
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.

RSVP by February 11, 2017 by clicking the following link email Jacoba Corrigal.

Note: Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure adequate space.

Annual General Meeting Rescheduled to June 5

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2013 Cascadia Chapter Annual General Meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 5, starting with a social at 5:00p.m. The business agenda will include the election of the new Chapter Board members as well as a quick summary of our past events and what we are planning in the coming year.

If you are interested in a position on the Board or a committee, or would like more information about the responsibilities of role, please contact the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Bob Mainwaring, at bobmainwaring@shaw.ca.

Following the AGM, we will have the opportunity to network over dinner and a presentation on the new emerging discipline of change management. Our guest speaker is Jennifer Walker. Jennifer is a change management professional certified in Prosci and Being First which (two change management methodologies) and currently the Change Initiatives Manager at the BC Pension Corporation.

Location: The Olive Grove Restaurant, http://olivegrove.ca/

Menu: http://olivegrove.ca/our-menus/ (Orders to be placed and paid with our server.)

Map and address: http://olivegrove.ca/our-reviews/
There is no fee to attend the meeting. If you plan to attend, please register with Cindy Seymour, at cindy.seymour@pensionsbc.ca, as we need to confirm the number of attendees.

We look forward to seeing you there! Please consider a position. It is a great leadership opportunity and a way to stay in touch with your colleagues.

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