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April 2021

Digital Speaker Series – An Introduction to Surety Bonds

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

bids&tenders Digital Speaker Series An Introduction to Surety Bonds Presented in partnership with the Surety Association of Canada, Steve Ness and Sharon Clark-Koufis have been invited to speak on the growing prevalence of e-bonding.  This one-hour session will cover the following topics: Overview of Surety Bonds - What are they? How do they work? In-depth review of standard construction bonds E-bonds - What are they? What are the benefits? Myths & misconceptions of surety bonds Contractor default – what happens…

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Digital Speaker Series – Trade Treaty Obligations in Canadian Public Sector Procurement

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

It has been nearly four years since the implementation of CETA and CFTA. In that time we have seen the arrival of CPTPP, the shift from NAFTA to CUSMA and Canada’s continued negotiation of more public procurement agreements. Join public procurement lawyer Timothy Cullen’s interactive presentation for: an overview of applicable trade treaty procurement rules; a post-implementation update on the trade treaties in force; and insights on what lies ahead. Join us Tuesday, April 27 at 10:00 AM ET to learn more!  Learn More…

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How to Deal with Unhappy Bidders

April 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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The Procurement Drop-In – Monthly Call-In Show Join us for an interactive 30-40 minute presentation on relevant topics in by experts who work in the field of municipal procurement. Stick around after each session to get answers to your burning questions! Complementary Session # 4 - How to Deal with Unhappy Bidders The CFTA and CETA have provided unhappy suppliers with new legal rights and remedies including a right to a debrief and new avenues of complaint.  We’ll look at…

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Digital Speaker Series – Debrief is Not a Dirty Word!

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

bids&tenders - Digital Speaker Series - Debrief is Not a Dirty Word! Join Doreen Wong, Principal Consultant with Robinson Global Management, for a webinar shining a spotlight on public sector debriefs. Do you ever wonder why you have to give debriefs or what you should or should not say in debriefs? Does the thought of conducting debriefs cause you to break out in a cold sweat? Then, join Doreen as she offers the “real talk” on: WIIFM – What’s in…

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May 2021

Industry Standard Bid Documents vs. Agency Specific Bid Documents

May 3 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Industry Standard Bid Documents Versus Agency Specific Bid Documents Date:  May 3, 2021 Time:  at 4:30 p.m. EDT Location:  Zoom Virtual Platform There are merits to using your internal bid documents but sometimes that isn’t possible. We will explore and compare industry standard bid documents versus internal templates. Join our panel to learn everything you need to know about how to create value in the process regardless of which bid documents you use. Moderator: Michelle Palmer CSCMP, CPPB- Manager of…

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Digital Speaker Series – Supplier Performance & Management

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Building a strong and productive relationship with suppliers is a key element to successful procurement. Supplier performance is a key aspect of that relationship. Laura Case will be discussing how supplier performance and management can impact your procurement process, and what you need to know to run a successful Supplier Performance Program.  This one-hour session will discuss: The differences between supplier management & performance, The benefits of having a centralized supplier management platform, Who maintains the information,  Who creates and…

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Digital Speaker Series – bids&tenders Information Session

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Douglas Faulkner, Account Executive with bids&tenders, will be doing a high-level presentation on the functionality and features of our eProcurement platform, with time to answer any questions you may have.  This thirty-minute session will cover how bids&tenders can help: Bring procurement processes entirely online Reduce spend through competitive bidding, reduced labour costs, etc.  Save time in every aspect of the procurement process Reduce or eliminate late and non-compliant bids Join us Tuesday, May 4 at 1:00 PM ET to learn more! Learn More & Register Here.

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Managing Conflicts: When Friends and Neighbours are your Contactors

May 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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The Procurement Drop-In – Monthly Call-In Show Join us for an interactive 30-40 minute presentation on relevant topics in by experts who work in the field of municipal procurement. Stick around after each session to get answers to your burning questions! Complimentary Training Session #5 - Managing Conflicts: When Friends and Neighbours are your Contactors It’s a problem most municipalities face at one time or another – municipal staff purchasing goods and services from friends and family.  This practice can…

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June 2021

Public Tender Openings – Still Relevant?

June 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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The Procurement Drop-In – Monthly Call-In Show Join us for an interactive 30-40 minute presentation on relevant topics in by experts who work in the field of municipal procurement. Stick around after each session to get answers to your burning questions! Complementary Webinar - Session #6 - Public Tender Openings – Still Relevant? Why is it that most municipalities are still opening bids in public when other public tender openings are not? Join us for this interactive session on whether…

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