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2020 Recruitment Campaign for UPPCC Board of Examiners Positions

For a number of years, CPPC has had a Canadian voice at the Board of Examiners (BOE) table with representatives participating in both the CPPO and CPPB Teams. These positions provide advice to the UPPCC board of directors on content quality, relevance and consistency of the UPPCC exams and provide expertise in the evaluation of and decisions made on matters relating to examination and certification. To help you decide if this is for you, take a look at the current position description for the BOE (insert link to the pdf document)

In June of 2020, CPPC became an official UPPCC partner formalizing a long-standing relationship. This partnership solidifies CPPC’s support of further education in the public procurement profession through CPPO and CPPB certifications.

CPPC is currently seeking nominations from interested and qualified individuals to fill one English and one Bilingual seat on the UPPCC Board of Examiners (BOE) for the CPPB Team. The successful candidates will represent CPPC on the UPPCC BOE for a three-year term and will be required to report regularly to the CPPC Board of Directors.

CPPC promotes open, fair and transparent procurement and therefore requires that successful candidates practice the same philosophy and conduct themselves accordingly while on the BOE as the CPPC representative.

As outlined in the application form please note:

UPPCC does not offer reimbursement for members of the BOE.  Travel expenses to an in‐person meeting of the BOE is the responsibility of each BOE member. The individual member’s employer or the sponsoring organization will often cover the expense for the individual member to attend; however, it is the responsibility of the individual member to make that determination prior to submitting an application for a position or to submitting an application for a position with the UPPCC.

In this case CPPC would be the sponsoring organization and may cover expenses that the BOE member’s employer will not.

All application forms must be submitted by October 30, 2020 to CPPC.

A complete submission includes:

Application Form

UPPCC Conflict of interest policy

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

Confidentiality Policy Agreement

All submissions will be reviewed by the CPPC Selection Committee.

Spotlight on Forum 2020

We have some exciting news to share with you regarding the workshops that were supposed to take place as a 2020 Pre-Forum event. As mentionned previously, this year’s CPPC Forum has been cancelled due to COVID 19, but we worked hard and partnered with Paul Emanuelli’s  Procurement Office, to bring the training to you in virtual environment. Visit our Forum page for more details.

UPPCC Extends Application Deadline to July 27th

Due to the ongoing challenges that many are facing as a result of COVID-19, UPPCC is extending the on-time application deadline for its October 19-31, 2020 exam window to July 27th. UPPCC will also offer candidates flexibility with testing in October, by providing candidates the option of testing in a traditional testing center or testing remotely in their home or office. Visit the UPPCC website for more details.

New Private Member !

CPPC is proud to welcome a new private member within the organization.

Please welcome Travelers Insurance Company of Canada.

Travelers Canada is part of an industry-leading international team. Committed to continuously evolving to meet your ever-changing needs, our approximately 1,700 employees across Canada help customers prepare for, prevent, and recover from loss. Our commitment to outstanding service combined with our comprehensive insurance-based solutions gives individuals and businesses the confidence they need to feel secure.

Welcome aboard!

Spotlight on Forum 2020

Online registration for our Annual Forum taking place in Calgary from November 1st to 4, 2020 is now available. Click here to be redirected to our Forum page where you will have access to our online registration form as well as our hotel online reservation page. Other pertinent information related to the event is also available on this page.

Forum 2020 – Call for presentations

CPPC is inviting proposals for Education Sessions at our 2020 Forum taking place in Calgary from November 1 to 4, 2020. This year’s theme is Vision 20/20. This theme allows us to explore the vision of where we can go from here. Click here to access our Forum page with further details on how to submit a proposal.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Calgary next November !


We want to thank each and every participant who attended our 2019 Forum in Toronto. Your attendance and active participation contributed in making this event a success. We also want to thank our sponsors and speakers for their precious contribution. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Calgary next year for the 22 edition of our Annual Conference.

Stay tuned as the details will soon be available. Here is a sneak peek of what’s coming !