As RFPSOLUTIONS‘ Managing Director, from our office in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Cathryn is responsible for the corporate business strategy as well as management of the operations and communications for the firm. Cathryn advises public sector organizations at all levels of government (Municipal, Provincial, Federal and broader public sector) on procurement policies and operations. With over 18 years of experience in public sector procurement, she provides strategic and transactional advice and assistance to public sector clients in the planning, development and execution of complex strategies, fairness advisory and risk assessments, RFx requirements, organizational asset management and procurement requirements and the design, development and implementation of qualitative and quantitative research strategies, information management and evaluation methodologies and document standards. Cathryn is our resident cat expert & animal lover!
Senior Procurement and Fairness Advisor
Rebecca is RFPSolutions’ Senior Procurement and Fairness Advisor, providing fairness and procurement advice to our clients at all levels of the public sector. She is also involved in the planning, development and execution of RFP processes for our clients. Before joining RFPSolutions, Rebecca worked as a Procurement Specialist within the federal government, focusing on major projects and supply methods. While at PSPC, she was part of the team responsible for the Informatics Professional Services Methods of Supply (TBIPS & SBIPS) and acted as the SBIPS Supply Arrangement Authority. She has been active in writing and administrative activities for over 20 years. Rebecca loves spending time with her family and pursuing academic and creative projects.
Analyst / Advisor
Mitchell is RFPSolutions’ Analyst/Advisor, he is involved in the preparation, planning and development of RFP processes for our clients. Before joining RFPSolutions, Mitchell worked as a Strategic Procurement Specialist in the private sector, focusing on RFP activities, contract/supplier management and supply negotiations. Mitchell has also been involved in the Association for Supply Chain Management (Formerly APICS) since 2014 and has held positions on both their local and national leadership teams. Outside of work Mitchell enjoys spending time with his family, playing music and woodworking.
Assistant, Administration and Procurement Support
Celeste was a previous summer student with RFPSolutions and is now the Assistant, Administration and Procurement Support person. She has completed a General Administration program through Algonquin College and is actively learning about Public Sector Procurement. Celeste provides general and contract administration at RFPSolutions and supports procurement activities with our clients. Celeste likes to spend her free time learning about and being in nature while being creative.
Senior RFPAdvisor, Business Development
Senior RFPAdvisor, Procurement and Business Development OPS / BPS
With Sincerest Appreciation: Steve Johnston
Managing Director, September, 2010 - September, 2022
It is with our deepest thanks and sincerest appreciation that the RFP Solutions Team congratulates Steve on his retirement from the position of Managing Director.
We are grateful for Steve’s leadership and vision over the last 12 years, where he brought to bear his integrity and a wealth of experience, along with a welcome dose of humour. As Steve always says, “we take our work seriously, but don’t take ourselves too seriously.”
We wish you well Steve as you embark on this exciting new chapter of retirement, managed in part by grandkids and Buddy the dog!
In Memorium of Our Founder (1966 - 2010)
- Parliament Reviews Competition in the Award of Federal Contracts
- Public Perceptions Influence Procurement Decisions in Canada’s Red Chamber
- Implementing the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business
- The Internet’s Impact on Procurement
David had served as an advisor on procurement issues to over 30 public sector organizations. David held a Bachelor’s degree with Honours from Queen’s University in Kingston, in both Political Science and Economics. He was also a graduate of the Systems Analysis program at Algonquin College in Ottawa. From 2000 – 2010, David had been actively involved in the development of the Government of Canada’s Professional Development and Certification Program (Procurement), and from 2005 – 2010 he had served as an Instructor for the Program’s “Statement of Work” & “RFP Bid Evaluation” courses. Over the course of his distinguished career, David Swift accumulated over two decades of Procurement Advisory experience, providing Statement of Work and Evaluation Criteria document development services for Professional Services and Goods Contracts within the public sector. It is through David’s extensive legacy that RFPSOLUTIONS has contributed to well over 1100 individual projects on behalf of roughly 100 public sector organizations, positioning the firm on the leading edge of federal government procurement, with the ability to draw on past and current experience, taking into account a government-wide view of procurement.