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