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"Buying at McMaster" 101

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Are you buying equipment or services through university accounts? Are you interested in getting the best "bang for your buck"? Please join us for an information session!
When Jun 08, 2012
from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Council Chambers, GH, 111
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Contact Phone ext. 26974
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Changes are coming!

The Ontario government established a new Procurement Directive, effective April 1, 2011 to ensure open, fair and transparent financial practices at all Broader Public Sector (BPS) organizations.

There is increased scrutiny regarding how public funds are spent. Some changes are big, some are small, but the message from the
Ontario government is clear: compliance is mandatory!

The Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS) and Health Research Services (HRS) are offering the following.

All McMaster personnel are welcome

FRIDAY June 8, 2012
1: 00 – 3:00 p.m.
COUNCIL Chambers: Gilmour Hall, room 111
McMaster University

Are you:

.  buying equipment or services through university accounts?
.  interested in getting the best "bang for your buck"?

Austin Noronha, Acting Director, Purchasing Resources (Strategic Procurement), will help you learn the tricks of the trade and traps to avoid.  Presentation will cover:

.  NEW Legislative changes affecting procurement in the Broader Public Sector;
.  McMaster policies covering purchasing and public bidding thresholds and processes;
.  Definitions, single source justifications and best value versus low bid;
.  Intangible purchases, Requests for Proposals and procurement of consultants and services.

To register:

If you have specific areas you would like to be addressed, please forward to Austin Noronha at prior to June 5th.




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