Public sector procurement has topped the list of issues impacting the vendor community for the past three years. Allocation of risk, terms and conditions, the inconsistent application of standards and other factors have converged to stifle innovation and increase the cost and risk of submitting proposals. This is a national challenge that covers procurements by governments and the broader public sector.
ITAC Health has made public sector procurement our top priority and is seeking your input into how to tackle this challenging issue. On March 21, 2013 ITAC Health is hosting a one-day workshop at the Hotel Intercontinental in Toronto. Join Auditor General for Ontario, Jim McCarter, a panel of government and health customers and a panel of vendors to explore the issues and challenges. Then participate in an interactive workshop to help define the industry’s position and ITAC Health’s go-forward action plan.
Jim McCarter's presentation
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, 225 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2X3
Cost: $250.00 + HST This workshop is open to ITAC members only.
|8:30 – 8:45 AM||
Welcome and Overview of the Workshop Agenda
Brendan Seaton, ITAC Health President, Procurement Workshop Facilitator
|8:45 – 9:00 AM||
“What's the problem?”
Susanne Flett and Gary Folker, Directors, ITAC Health Board
|9:00 – 9:30 AM||
Mr. Jim McCarter, Auditor General for Ontario
|9:30 – 10:45 AM||
“Panel of customers – What are their challenges? What can industry do to help?“
|10:45 – 11:00 AM||Networking Break|
|11:00 AM – 12 Noon||
“Panel of vendors -- What are their challenges?”
|12:00 - 1:00 PM||Networking lunch|
|1:00 – 2:15 PM||
Workshop session - all participants in small groups
|2:15 – 3:00 PM||
Hope to see you on March 21st!