Here is what we have heard on some of Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Better Buying initiatives:

Vendor performance management

The Vendor Performance Management Framework could be a tremendous tool to motivate suppliers to perform and innovate. By providing the opportunity and pathway to make the Government of Canada into a repeat customer, the Vendor Performance Management Framework provides an efficient, low-cost way of tapping into suppliers’ natural desire to work collaboratively with their customers in government, generating better outcomes for everyone.

Iain Christie, Executive Vice President, Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC)

Vendor performance management

Electronic procurement solution

On behalf of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), I applaud your department’s commitment to advance digital services and procurement for Canadians.

Andre Leduc, Government Relations and Policy, Information Technology Association of Canada

Electronic procurement solution

Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

The Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education has been participating in various Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative opportunities over the past couple of years. The resulting standing offers have been extremely beneficial to our organization. These agreements have resulted in increased effectiveness and efficiencies associated with our procurement process, as well as providing significant cost and personnel resources savings, due to bulk purchasing advantages and reduced contract administration. Great initiative. We look forward to future opportunities as they evolve.

Gerry Wilson, Coordinator of Procurement, Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education

As a Federal Standing Offer holder for Office Supplies servicing New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island (PEI), Covey Basics has certainly benefitted from the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative. In 2016, the PEI Government signed on to use the Standing Offer for office products. Discussions were held between myself and the Manager of Procurement Services and we found that we could be a good fit for the PEI Government. This relationship is still strong today and has certainly contributed to the growth of our business. We look forward to our continued relationship with the PEI Government.

Janice Smith, Sales Manager, Covey Basics

The needs of Nova Scotians are evolving, which has presented us with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rethink and rebuild the way we provide services to our residents, especially in the health care and infrastructure areas. With three public–private partnerships (P3s) concurrently being delivered, this has required the province to think innovatively and look for partnerships that can increase procurement's effectiveness. The Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative (CCPI) is one such partnership that has not only helped build capacity for our team but also offered the opportunity to reduce our cost on such items as closed-circuit television services, lab supplies, paper and much more. It has also allowed the opportunity for other public sector entities in Nova Scotia to take advantage of the CCPI procurement instruments with similar benefits. With more opportunities coming our way, the province looks forward to a continued and successful partnership with Public Services and Procurement Canada.

Chris Mitchell, Chief Procurement Officer, Government of Nova Scotia

Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

Opportunities for Indigenous business

For more than 15 years, Finastra (D+H) and Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation (TWCC) have worked collaboratively under the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business to deliver services in support of the Canada Student Loans Program. Our joint success is anchored in aligned goals, trust and respect. TWCC has gained both capability and capacity through this partnership and as a result has been able to grow and diversify its business, driving increased direct benefits to the Aboriginal community.

Monique Allen, Former Sr. Vice President, Finastra (D+H)

Canada Student Loans Program—Opportunities for Indigenous businesses

Temporary help services social procurement pilot

Congratulations on implementing suggestions raised during Supplier Advisory Committee meetings and actively listening to new ideas and approaches to benefit all Canadians. In particular, Section 2.2, Implementation of Social Procurement Pilot within the Request for Information, will increase accessibility of the federal procurement system to women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disability and visible minorities. It is a tremendous approach to leverage the government’s buying power in a positive way.

Mary Anderson, Former President, Women Business Enterprises Canada

We would like to acknowledge and commend the Ministry’s initiation of a pilot project to launch the implementation of the social procurement objectives of the mandate letter. This first step is an important precedent in the evolution of a federally implemented social purchasing policy and practice. Kudos!

David LePage, Managing Partner, Buy Social Canada

Temporary help services social procurement pilot

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