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M7: Supply Chain Management for the Public Sector

Date:   Jan 05, 2023 - Feb 16, 2023
Time:   6:00 PM (PST)

Faciliated through Zoom video conference


M7 is through Zoom video conference in place of the in-class format with Mr. Charlie Grahn. Only BC candidates accepted into the program should register, others may contact Ginny directly

Zoom link will be e-mailed approx. 48 hours in advance. Price: $495.00+GST

Module Objectives:

Upon completion of this module, candidates should be able to:

  • Describe unique characteristics of public sector procurement.
  • Identify all the stakeholders of public sector supply chains.
  • Understand the unique public (vs. private) sector perspective on SCM.
  • Discover the advantages and disadvantages of cooperative and consortium purchasing.
  • Explain the rationale for competitive bidding in public procurement.
  • Describe alternatives to competitive bidding (e.g. negotiation and sole sourcing), and identify conditions under which these alternatives could or should be used.
  • Identify the potential benefits and legal issues in public sector online bidding.
  • Describe the unique aspects of ethics in the public sector.
  • Identify lessons for the public sector from the Gomery Commission report and the MFP scandal.
  • Assume the role of “whistleblower,” and consider alternative courses of action.
  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities associated with procurement and supply chain management by the federal government.
  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities associated with procurement and supply chain management by provincial and municipal governments.
  • Understand unique aspects of procurement and supply chain management in the health care and education sectors.
  • In an advisory role to a public sector health care authority, make a recommendation on joining a third-party purchasing cooperative.


Cancellation Policy

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $150.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received a minimum of 3 business days prior to the start of the module; thereafter, no refund will be available. 


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