Tips and Tricks in the Procurement of Enterprise Software

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 29 11:30 EST

Tips and Tricks in the Procurement of Enterprise Software

Enterprise software is the lifeblood of a municipality’s operations and among the most complicated assets to procure. In this session we review the approaches to defining specifications for IT procurement and some procurement strategies and approaches that are commonly used.

What You’ll Learn

  • Defining your requirements – the IT procurement checklist.
  • Useful procurement strategies, including multi-phase evaluations and BAFOs

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RFx Academy –Module 3 Unpacking the RFx Template

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24 11:30 EST

RFx Academy –Module 3 Unpacking the RFx Template

Why is it that no 2 RFx documents look the same? In this session we’ll review the main components of the RFx documents and the benefits of properly structuring your template to make life easier for municipality staff and for bidders.

What You’ll Learn

  • Review the main components of an RFP/RFT document.
  • Discover best practices in structuring the RFP/RFT template.
  • Review real-life examples of poor vs. good RFP/RFT documents.

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RFx Academy – Module 2 Selecting the Right Procurement Strategy

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27 11:30 EST

RFx Academy – Module 2 Selecting the Right Procurement Strategy

In this session we’ll talk about the art of selecting and designing a procurement strategy to maximize efficiencies and ensure the best outcomes are achieved.

What You’ll Learn

  • When to establish VOR lists, standing offer agreements or traditional contracts.
  • Review the procurement strategies commonly used for typical municipal requirements including commonly procured goods, services, software (SaaS and on premise software).

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RFx Academy –  Module 1 Review of Competitive Procurement Vehicles

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 11:30 EST

RFx Academy –  Module 1 Review of Competitive Procurement Vehicles

There are many different types of procurement tools, RFx documents, used to solicit bids. We’ll review RFQ, RFP, RFT, NRFP, RFSO, RFPQ and what each is used for.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The RFx vehicles commonly used in competitive procurement, how they are different, and what they’re typically used for.

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Time to Modernize your Procurement Procedures?

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 11:30 EST

Time to Modernize your Procurement Procedures?

A good set of procedures is a must have for organizations seeking consistency, compliance and efficiency in procurement. This session will review the procurement and contracting cycle and the main procedures any public sector organizations should have in place.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Learn about the 5 components of the procurement and contracting cycle.
  • Review sample must-have procedures, guidelines, tools and templates including selecting the right procurement strategy, running an RFP process and preparing the final contract.

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Time to Modernize Your Procurement Policy?

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28 11:30 EST
Time to Modernize Your Procurement Policy?

A good procurement policy sets the tone for procurement in a municipality, ensuring everyone’s role is clear and preserving public trust. In this session we’ll look at best practices in by-law/policy drafting and examples where many municipalities get it wrong.

What You’ll Learn:
• Review the dos and don’ts of policies – what to include and exclude from a policy and why.
• Learn the difference between a policy and procedures.

• Review the difference between budget authority and procurement authority.
• Review recommendations contained in the Nov 2020 Collingwood inquiry report.

 

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Public Tender Openings – Still Relevant?

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 this practice is still relevant in an age of COVID and international trade agreements.

What You’ll Learn: What public openings are still relevant today vs. not and reasons to reconsider your approach.

Register here

This is one of six (6) complimentary training sessions on municipal procurement.  Be sure to check out the others here.

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SaskTrade Showcase – Construction and Public Works Day

SaskTrade Showcase – Construction and Public Works Day

Date: June 22, 2021

Time: 8:00 to 15:00 (GMT-6)

The virtual event will allow participants to meet and interact with world class public works and construction suppliers.  Examples of products and services include ambulances, road construction & maintenance equipment, pothole patching, generators, infrastructure management software, mowers, environmental services, recycled rubber traffic products, construction heating, municipal software, water and wastewater treatment, snow removal, playground surfacing, lawn sprayers, construction risk management technology, street sweepers, virtual reality construction safety solutions and many more!

Participants will also be offered the opportunity to attend industry webinars while finding solutions for their  business, city, town or municipality.

The link to complimentary registration can be found here – https://sasktradeshowcase.com/

Event agenda and webinar information is available at – https://vepimg.b8cdn.com/uploads/vjfnew/5060/content/docs/1620639241agenda-public-works-1-pdf1620639241.pdf

For more information, contact:

Angela Krauss, Vice President, Marketing & Membership Development

Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP)

Phone: 306.537.1093

1 888 XPORTSK (976 7875)

www.sasktrade.sk.ca

 

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Public Sector Leadership Series – muniSERV & Supply Chain Canada, Ontario Institute

MUNISERV IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH SUPPLY CHAIN CANADA, ONTARIO INSTITUTE TO INVITE YOU TO THE LEADERSHIP SERIES: PUBLIC SECTOR.

Supply chain although a core function of the public sector organizations, have been traditionally treated as a back-office function. However the compounded impacts of COVID-19, subsequent responsibility of public sector towards the citizens’ health and sustainability, made public sector organizations recognize that success links inextricably to supply chain performance. That is why we once again collaborated with Supply Chain Canada, Ontario Institute to deliver the Leadership Series: Public Sector on June 17, 2021 in partnership with OPBA and CPPC for the very first time.

What is the Leadership Series:

The Leadership Series – a flagship offering from Supply Chain Canada, Ontario Institute has already garnered participation from 1,300+ supply chain professionals across Canada this year through 3 of its installments, namely:

  • Digital Transformation in Supply Chain
  • Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Women in Supply Chain

With 70+ supply chain leaders who have spoken at these installments, the Leadership Series delivers excellence and relevancy through leading-edge content and virtual networking opportunities.

Owing to the demand of the hour, we are proud to present to you the Leadership Series: Public Sector in collaboration with Supply Chain Canada, Ontario Institute.

Details:

Date: June 17, 2021

Time: 8:45 am – 4:00 pm EST

Price:

Members (Supply Chain Canada, CPPC & OPBA): CAD 149 + HST.

Non-members: CAD 199 + HST

MUNISERV members get 12% of non-member price with code MUNI12

Group Pricing (for a team of 4 or more): CAD 99 + HST per person. SAVE 50% (the group offer cannot be bundled with the 12% discount offer)

REGISTRATION

Topics on the agenda include:

  • Procurement’s Influence on Organizational Effectiveness
  • How have Government Agencies Dealt and Learnt from COVID: Improving Citizen Experience
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Sustainable Goods Movement
  • Impact of Trade Agreements/Trade Agreements in a COVID world

 

Confirmed speakers include:

See newly added Speakers too!

REGISTER HERE

For registration enquiries, please reach out to Alisha Seguin at [email protected]

PARTNER WITH SUPPLY CHAIN CANADA LEADERSHIP SERIES: PUBLIC SECTOR

Be the voice of significant issues impacting public sector. Join some of your well-known peers in the industry to be recognized as a thought-leader in public sector and increase your brand reach.

For partnership or sponsorship enquiries, refer to the attached brochure or reach out to Kim Sforza at [email protected] .

 

 

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More Speakers for the Leadership Series – Public Sector

WHAT’S NEW: NEW SPEAKER ALERT – Leadership Series: Public Sector

ANNOUNCING KEYNOTE ADDRESS FROM FRANK P. ROCHON – CEO, SUPPLY ONTARIO AND INTRODUCING NEW SPEAKERS

Topics on the agenda include:

  • Procurement’s Influence on Organizational Effectiveness
  • How have Government Agencies Dealt and Learnt from COVID: Improving Citizen Experience
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Sustainable Goods Movement
  • Impact of Trade Agreements/Trade Agreements in a COVID world

Please see the full description of the Event Here

Date and Time: June 17, 2021 8:30 am to 4:00 pm EST
CPD: 5 CPD Points
Price: Member: $149 + HST | Non – member: $199 + HST | muniSERV Members get 12% off non-member price with code MUNI12 – Group (4 or more): $99 pp + HST. SAVE UP TO 50% (note – the muniSERV discount cannot be bundled with the group offer)

REGISTER HERE

FORWARD TO A COLLEAGUE

Interested in sponsoring this event with your branding – or if you want more information, please contact Tanaya Jain at [email protected] or +1 416.977.7566 Ext. 2142.

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