May 27 Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Cascadia Chapter Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 27th.

Our guest speaker will be Don Barnhardt, UVic’s lawyer, presenting the Tercon case (summary of proceedings at each level of Court, and how public sector procurement practitioners can address and handle their ‘Contract A’ processes and procedures post-Tercon).

Date: May 27, 2010
Location: Honeysuckle Room, University Club, University of Victoria
Cost: $10 for Chapter members, $25 for non-members (Chapter memberships can be purchased at the AGM)

Please RSVP to Liz Lowe at Elizabeth.Lowe@gov.bc.ca if you will be attending.

Snacks and beverages will be served. Please login and access Resources for Agenda, Constitution and Bylaws, and Proposed Changes.

March 18 General Meeting and Special Presentation

HARMONIZED SALES TAX – TRANSITION

Presented By: Canada Revenue Agency

The Province of British Columbia announced their intention to replace the provincial sales tax with a harmonized sales tax (HST) that would be administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and the administration of the program would generally follow the same rules and tax base as the GST.

The Cascadia Chapter of NIGP has organized this presentation by the CRA for its members and other interested public sector procurement officials addressing the transitional rules that would apply for:

Tangible Property Continuous Supplies
Services Imported and Exported Taxable Supplies
Intangible Property Goods and Services Brought Into British Columbia
Housing Other Types of Real Property

This presentation will assist the public procurement practitioner in understanding and applying the HST transitional rules in their day-to-day activities.

The University of Victoria
University Club, Snowberry Room (map)
Thursday, March 18th
5-7PM