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.


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


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 


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.

Procurement Specialist-Municipality of Saanich, BC

The Purchasing Services Division in the Finance Department is seeking a Procurement Specialist to deliver excellent and professional service to both our internal clients and suppliers/vendors. The candidate will provide complex and challenging procurement services for a wide variety of supplies and services required by our municipal departments. This includes assessing business needs, performing research/analysis of products/services, negotiating contracts and participating in the review of vendor performance. The candidate will need to be service focused, adaptable and a problem solver.

Requirements include: Grade 12 or equivalent; degree or diploma in related field and completion of a recognized purchasing professional development program (e.g. Purchasing Management Association of Canada Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Accreditation or equivalent); minimum four years of complex technical purchasing experience including construction tendering, preferably in a public environment; valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence and a personal vehicle available for use as and when required.

Closing date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

Click here for more info or to apply…

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

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,

Menu: (Orders to be placed and paid with our server.)

Map and address:
There is no fee to attend the meeting. If you plan to attend, please register with Cindy Seymour, at, 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.

Annual General Meeting May 23

The 2013 Cascadia Chapter Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd at 5 p.m. If you are interested in a position on the Board or a committee, or would like more information about the responsibilities of each Officer, please contact the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Bob Mainwaring at

Following the AGM, please stay with us for a light dinner buffet 5:30 and a presentation. This year we are pleased to welcome Jennifer Walker, a change consultant certified in Prosci and Being First to talk about this emerging discipline. The fee is $25 for Chapter Members and $40 for Non-Chapter Members and you can register with PayPal, below. Please note: there is no fee to attend the AGM.

Location: The University Club of Victoria, University of Victoria, W Campus Way, Victoria, BC Map

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please confirm guest names:

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