2020-06-24 Contract Management during COVID-19 as It Relates to the Public Sector
Jun 24, 2020

Supply Chain Canada, Ontario Institute and OPBA Jointly Host Their Second Learning & Networking Event (Virtually)

Supply Chain Canada, Ontario Institute is pleased to announce a partnership with Ontario Public Buyers Association (OPBA) on four jointly hosted learning and networking events in 2020 (to be held quarterly), the first of which was held on March 5, 2020. We’re delighted to announce the upcoming one on June 24, 2020.

This co-hosted learning and virtual networking event includes a panel discussion with purchasing and procurement experts from the Cities of Toronto, London, Vaughan and Owen Sound as well as Region of Peel, who will share their perspectives as it relates to Contract Administration during Covid-19, exploring topics such as Contractors seeking relief, performance monitoring, ensuring health and safety requirements are met. The panel will be moderated by Michelle Palmer, from the Board of Directors at OPBA will reveal some of the forced innovation and strategies developed in the face of the pandemic. Participants will be invited to actively engage through the question and answer period, and contribute to the overall learning and dialogue.

Welcome Note: 

Laura Cocuzzi - Manager, Planning and Procurement, Region of Peel

Opening Session and Introduction:

Chris Penny - CEO, Kinetic GPO


Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

Michelle Palmer CPPB, CSCMP - Manager of Purchasing, Risk and Asset Management, City of Owen Sound


Panelists

Michael Pacholok: Chief Purchasing Officer, City of Toronto

Chris Ginty – Procurement Officer,City of London

Umesh Kalia – Procurement Manager, City of Vaughan

Daniel Maia - Logistics Manager, Health Services - Paramedic Services, Region of Peel


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