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Agenda of Supplier Advisory Committee Meeting—November 4, 2016

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Welcome and opening remarks
(10:00 am to 10:15 am)

  • Provide short introduction to set the context
  • Consent agenda (will not be discussed unless requested at the meeting)
    • Record of discussion from June 2016 meeting
    • Updates from sub-committees and working groups


  • Randal Cripps, Assistant Deputy Minister of Procurement, Acquisitions Branch
  • Hicham Adra, President, Ardan Fitzroy Enterprises
  • Co-Chairs, Supplier Advisory Committee (SAC)

Opening remarks
(10:15 am to 10:35 am)

  • Assistant Deputy Minister for Procurement Modernization, Acquisitions Branch: provide introduction on procurement modernization integration plan


  • Sarah Paquet, Assistant Deputy Minister, Procurement Modernization, Acquisitions Branch

Topic 1: procurement modernization
(10:35 am to 11:15 am)

  • Update on procurement modernization initiatives


  • Carolyne Blain, Director General, Strategic Policy Sector, Acquisitions Branch

Topic 2: e-procurement solution
(11:15 am to 11:30 am)

  • Provide members with an update on e-procurement solution


  • Vicki Ghadban, Director General, Acquisitions Program Transformation Sector
  • Emilio Franco, Director, e-Procurement Solution

Topic 3: Build in Canada Innovation Program
(11:30 am to 11:50 am)

  • Provide program update on:
    • introduction of additional sales for further testing
    • continuous intake – accepting bid submissions 24/7
    • way ahead: demand based component


  • Christopher Baird, Senior Director, Build in Canada Innovation Program

Roundtable and closing remarks
(11:50 am to 12:00 pm)


  • Randal Cripps, Assistant Deputy Minister, Procurement Acquisitions Branch
  • Hicham Adra, President, Ardan Fitzroy Enterprises
  • Co-Chairs,  Supplier Advisory Committee

Forward agenda
(11:50 am to 12:00 pm)

  • Topics of interest to members: setting the agenda for future meetings (next meeting in February 2017)


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