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Broader Public Sector Procurement: A Procurement Professional’s Guide

According to the authors, “Being a public procurement professional is not for the faint of heart.” This text will help you overcome this challenge by providing the guidance, knowledge and precedents you need to succeed in public sector procurement.
Publication Language: English
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$200.00
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Hardcover | 368 pages

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Published: July 13, 2021
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433515920

Product description

This is the first book of its kind to address procurement in the broader public sector (BPS) – entities such as public hospitals, school boards, higher education institutions and municipalities. Authors Mark Fecenko and Jason Joseph have decades of combined procurement experience and have brought that deep knowledge to bear in this accessible, practical volume designed to help procurement professionals in their day-to-day activities.

Divided into two parts, Broader Public Sector Procurement: A Procurement Professional’s Guide offers a comprehensive overview of the ins and outs of procurement in the broader public sector and provides practitioners with the information they need to prepare a variety of relevant procurement documents in a timely and cost-effective manner. The first part should be considered a “primer” on the common law, statutes and trade agreements that are relevant to public sector procurement, while the second part deals with the most common documents that procurement professionals are tasked with preparing.

This book also aims to help procurement professionals spot potential issues before they develop into full-blown challenges – both for them and the BPS entity that employs them. This is particularly valuable given that, on average, 50% of a company’s revenue is spent on purchasing activities and one poorly executed agreement can have a significant impact on the company’s overall profitability.

An Indispensable Resource
Written in plain and easy-to-understand language, Broader Public Sector Procurement: A Procurement Professional’s Guide will appeal to lawyers and non-lawyers alike. In particular, it will be useful for:

  • Procurement and supply chain professionals who can rely on it for assistance in carrying out their roles without violating any policies and procedures and who must ensure that the quality, cost and value of purchased goods and services contribute to the overall success of the company
  • In-house counsel who work for organizations in the broader public sector, including cities, counties, municipalities, towns and townships; colleges and universities; community service agencies; hospital and health agencies; provincial and federal agencies; school boards; utilities; and transit companies
  • Procurement lawyers who provide advice to clients who feel they wrongly lost a contract and want to exercise any and all legal remedies, as well as to clients who want to ensure they aren’t exposing themselves to risk before signing a contract
  • Publicly-funded organizations (with more than $10M of funding) who need to develop procurement policies and procedures as the best practices set out in this book will be especially valuable when doing so
  • Law libraries who want to provide comprehensive, up-to-date resources for their patrons 
 

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Table of contents

PART I: Broader public sector procurement – Primer chapters
Chapter 1: Introduction to BPS procurement
I. Purpose
II. Context
III. Basic principles for a procurement professional to live by
IV. Conclusion

Chapter 2: Basic contractual concepts applicable to broader public sector procurement
I. Purpose
II. Negotiating procurement-related agreements
III. Drafting agreements
IV. Boilerplate provisions

Chapter 3: Essential common law principles applicable to broader public sector procurement
I. Purpose
II. Key legal principles
III. Practical legal guidance for BPS entities

Chapter 4: National and international trade agreements applicable to BPS entities
I. Purpose
II. Background
III. Scope of CFTA and CETA
IV. Subject of CFTA and CETA
V. Practical legal guidance for BPS entities

Chapter 5: Regional trade agreements applicable to BPS entities
I. Purpose
II. Background
III. Relevant regional trade agreements
IV. Challenges and opportunities for BPS entities

Chapter 6: Provincial regulation applicable to procurement by BPS entities
I. Purpose
II. Provincial regulation
III. Practical guidance for BPS entities

PART II: Procurement documents applicable to broader public sector procurement
Chapter 7: Request for Information (RFI)
I. Purpose
II. Basic description of a request for information
III. Commercial utility
IV. Key aspects of a Request for Information

Chapter 8: Request for Quotation (RFQ)
I. Purpose
II. Basic description and commercial utility
III. Key aspects of a Request for Quotation

Chapter 9: Request for Proposals (RFP)
I. Purpose
II. Basic description of a Request for Proposals
III. Commercial utility
IV. Key aspects of a Request for Proposals

Chapter 10: Request for Supplier Qualifications (RFSQ)
I. Purpose
II. Basic description of a Request for Supplier Qualifications
III. Commercial utility
IV. Key aspects of a Request for Supplier Qualifications
V. Practical guidance respecting supplier pre-qualification

Chapter 11: Innovation procurement
I. Purpose
II. Basic description of innovation procurement
III. Commercial utility
IV. Key aspects of innovation procurement
V. Key success factors for BPS entities