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2020 Applications 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.

http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pubs_pol/dcgpubs/ContPolNotices/2006/01-eng.aspRequest for applications to be on the UPPCC Board of Examiners

Detailed information for applicants

AGM 2019

Forum 2019

Forum 2018

Forum 2017

Procurement Policies

Local Preference in Public Purchasing: Risks and Recommendations

Local Preference White Paper

By Paul Emanuelli.

Bid-Rigging: Awareness and Prevention

http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/vwapj/Bid_rigging_presentation_English.pdf/$FILE/Bid_rigging_presentation_English.pdf

What does bid-rigging look like? How am I supposed to recognize it? What should I do if I suspect a rigged bid from a supplier to my RFP?

All these questions and more are answered by the Competition Bureau, the law enforcement agency responsible for ensuring competition in the Canadian marketplace. Not only do they explain the law involved in bid-rigging incidences, but they also help provide ideas for how to recognize bid-rigging by the supply community and what you, as a public purchaser, can and should do about it.

Green Procurement

The Responsible Purchasing Network

www.responsiblepurchasing.org

The Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) is an international network of buyers dedicated to socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing.

Officially founded in 2005, RPN is a program that is advised by a voluntary steering committee of leading procurement stakeholders from government, industry, educational institutions, standards setting organizations, and related organizations. Conventional institutional procurement of products and services throughout the United States often results in extensive negative impacts on public health and the environment. We are committed to the identification, utilization and dissemination of standards and practices that minimize or eliminate destructive impacts without compromising performance or cost-effectiveness.

Treasury Board Secretariat: Contracting Policy Notice 2006-1 – Policy on Green Procurement

http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pubs_pol/dcgpubs/ContPolNotices/2006/01-eng.asp

The objective of this policy is to advance the protection of the environment and support sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process.

Public Works and Government Services Canada: Policy on Green Procurement

http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ecologisation-greening/achats-procurement/politique-policy-eng.html

As part of the Government of Canada’s ongoing commitment to improve the environment and the quality of life of Canadians, this policy seeks to reduce the environmental impacts of government operations and promote environmental stewardship by integrating the environmental performance considerations in the procurement process.

Public Works and Government Services Canada: Office of Greening Government Operations

https://buyandsell.gc.ca/policy-and-guidelines/supply-manual/section/1/60/5

OGGO’s mandate is to accelerate the greening of the government’s operations by working closely with oteh federal department, particularly Treasury Board Secretariat and Environment Canada.

Public Works and Government Services Canada: Federal Electronic Waste Strategy

http://www.ec.gc.ca/dd-sd/default.asp?lang=En&n=d39CB7AC-1

As part of its 2007-09 Sustainable Development Strategy, PWGSC has committed to implement a government-wide strategy to reduce the environmental impact of electronic and electrical equipment by 2010. This strategy will address the lifecycle management of these assets through the planning, acquisition, use/maintenance and disposal phases.

Government of Nunavut

Reference Guide

Procurement Procedures

The Department of Community and Government Services (CGS) is pleased to present the Reference Guide to Acquiring Goods and Services with Public Money which is intended as an overview of the Government of Nunavut’s procurement policies and practices.

Nunavut Business Incentive Policy for Inuit Business Preference

https://gov.nu.ca/information/note-inuit-and-nunavut-businesses

The Department of Economic Development and Transportation is pleased to present this website as an overview of the Nunavut Business Incentive Policy for Inuit Business Preference.

Miscellaneous Policies

City of Airdrie Corporate Reimbursement Policy

https://www.airdrie.ca/getDocument.cfm?ID=391

Note the policy document from the City of Airdrie for the reimbursement of legitimate business expenses for its employees.

Procurement Procedures

Leading Practices in Social Media in the Workplace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRvY1SzWhl0

The Government of Canada has provided a video outlining leading practices around the use of social media in the workplace. It raises some interesting issues between our personal and our professional lives, and presents “dos” and “don’ts” that are useful to consider.

Government of Nunavut

Annual Procurement Activity Reports Nunavut

Contract Activity Report 2015

This report focuses on the distribution of contracts awarded to corporations, organizations and sole proprietors.

Doing Business with the Government of Nunavut

“How to” Guide: Doing Business with the Government of Nunavut

Procurement Templates

Construction

Procurement Job Descriptions

Procurement Technology

Natural Resources Canada, RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software

http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/software-tools/7465

RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software is a unique decision support tool developed with the contribution of numerous experts from government, industry, and academia. The software, provided free-of-charge, can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy production and savings, costs, emission reductions, financial viability and risk for various types of Renewable-energy and Energy-efficient Technologies (RETs). The software (available in multiple languages) also includes product, project, hydrology and climate databases, a detailed user manual, and a case study based college/university-level training course, including an engineering e-textbook.

Education

Canadian Supply Management and Procurement Education

http://www.careersinsupplychain.ca/wp-content/pdf/CPPC-Procurement-Education.pdf

This matrix is a summary of all supply management and procurement education opportunities in Canada completed in 2008.