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Dispute Avoidance

Posted 9/3/2018

We have addressed this previously in October 2015 “Fair Treatment”. Part IV of the NWPTA addresses dispute avoidance and resolution. Article IV A addresses disputes pertaining to the trade agreement; IV B applies to a bid protest mechanism involving government entities. We are addressing IV B of the trade agreement in this edition of BVP.

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Local Preferences

Posted 5/29/2018

We often see a term in the evaluation section of requests to supply similar to “all other factors being equal the more local supplier will receive the contract” as a means to show local preference. This may look good on paper but in reality not so much.

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Local Economy vs. Free Trade Agreement

Posted 5/22/2018

The Canada Free Trade Agreement mandates open procurement across Canada

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Best Practices in Procurement

Posted 4/17/2018

*This list is not exhaustive; I’m highlighting some best practices based on experiential learning. Please add to this list based on your experiences.

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Selecting the Optimum Proposal

Posted 4/17/2018

When evaluating responses to RFPs, evaluators will want to avoid getting trapped into selecting a less than optimum proposal just because that proponent tried to buy the work by offering a low price.

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Look Back to Move Forward

Posted 4/17/2018

This is a case for capturing, analyzing and utilizing procurement data to create value for your organization; big value, here’s how and why

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Reviewing Procurement Policies and Procedures

Posted 12/7/2017

In context of implementation of new trade treaties and the BC Auditor General for Local Government reports, many organizations are reviewing procurement policies and procedures.

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CFTA Issues and Tips

Posted 10/3/2017

Organizations can through implementation of revised policies and procedures improve upon the minimum standard set by the CFTA.

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CFTA Gaps and Traps

Posted 10/3/2017

The CFTA Sets a minimum standard for procurement transparency

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10 Attributes of Successful Procurement

Posted 6/6/2017

Better Value Procurements

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