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"Buying At McMaster" 101

When Jun 11, 2013
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Council Chambers GH 111
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(A Refresher on Current Policy)



The Ontario government established a 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.

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Council Chambers: Gilmour Hall 111
McMaster University

Are you:

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

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

.     The Legislated Directive/Policy 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.