CIPMM 2016 National Workshop PDF Print E-mail


RFPSOLUTIONS INC. is a proud supporter of the

Canadian Institute of Procurement and Materiel Management!

The 2016 CIPMM National Workshop was held on June 7th - 8th, 2016 at the

Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.

The overarching theme was “Creating Value Through Innovation, Partnerships and Collaboration”. The Organizing Committee developed sub-themes and a program that was inspirational, educational and enhanced the well being and management and technical skills of attendees. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


RFPSOLUTIONS and our Joint-Venture Partner SETASIDE SOLUTIONS presented two sessions during the workshop. See the presenter and topic descriptions below:

fairness_monitorFairness Monitoring – Lessons Learned

Concurrent Session # 17 - Room #110

  • June 7th, 2017 at 3 pm
  • Duration: 1 hour 


Steve Johnston Managing Director, RFPSOLUTIONS INC.

Richard DeVidi - A/Director, Fairness Monitoring & Business Dispute Management, PSPC

Session Description

The Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Fairness Monitor Program supports large scale, complex and high risk procurement transactions, assisting both the Contracting Authority and the Technical Authority in navigating the procurement process in a fair, open and transparent manner.

This session brought together a representative from PSPC’s Fairness Monitor Program and a practicing Fairness Monitor, to share their viewpoints, processes and lessons learned from more than ten (10) years of practice.

The session provided an opportunity for departments/agencies to learn about the Fairness Monitor Program for procurements completed by PSPC; as well as how departments might consider using a Fairness Monitor for its own procurement activities, where the organization feels a greater level of assurance is of benefit.

Through this session, participants were exposed to a discussion of the principles and practices of fairness and case study examples, demonstrating that fairness is not an added layer to the procurement process, but rather is an integral part; and will learn how to build fairness into each aspect of their procurement.

Click here for a copy of Steve Johnston's Presentation in English or in French.

Click here for a copy of Richard DeVidi's Presentation in English or in French.

qsm_sessionDoes your procurement have CLCA Obligations?

Mini-Session - Networking Lounge

  • June 7th, 2017 at 1:30 pm
  • Duration: 20 minutes


Cathryn Kallwitz - Director, OperationsSETASIDE SOLUTIONS

Dennis BrunnerSenior Advisor, Treaties & Aboriginal Government, INAC

Session Description

Comprehensive Land Claim Agreements (CLCAs) are negotiated in areas of the country where Aboriginal rights and title have not been addressed by historic treaties or other legal means, or where there remains outstanding disagreement around the terms of those treaties. While each CLCA is unique, these agreements usually include such things as land ownership and management, money, wildlife harvesting rights, participation in land, resource, water, wildlife and environmental management, and measures to support economic development and protect Aboriginal culture.

The C5Expert ® QuickSearch Map tool provides a quick and easy method to assess whether the locations of work or delivery for an anticipated contract requirement fall within one or more CLCA areas. This process supports the early identification of any contracting obligations arising from each CLCA found to apply to the anticipated activity.

Click here for a copy of CLCA QuickSearchMap presentation.

Mr. Brunner also presented a full hour session (# 19) on The Impact of CLCA's on Your Process at 3 pm on June 7th in room 106h.


rfps_ssjv_booth_2016Between Workshop Sessions we invited visitors to stop by our Trade Show Booth # 25 for a live demo of SETASIDE SOLUTIONS' C5Expert ® QuickSearch Map tool which provides a quick and easy method to assess whether the locations of work or delivery for an anticipated contract requirement fall within one (1) or more CLCA areas.




See some of the event highlights captured by 'live' graphics artist: Samm Bradd

Special Congratulations to Normand Masse for receiving the David Swift Memorial Award.