Workshop – Understanding the Procurement Process, presented by The City of Kamloops


Join the Chamber and the City of Kamloops for the Procurement School Webinar Series. 

This 3-part series takes places over 3 weeks and is intended to help YOU with understanding the Procurement process. There is a bonus 4th workshop being offered this year to learn from a Federal Procurement officer about the Federal Government procurement process.  



Course Outline
Responding to RFP’s and Tenders: A Vendor’s Competitive Edge

Part 1: Marking the Go/No Go Decision for the Competitive Process – November 2

  • Discuss factors to consider when deciding which contract opportunities to bid on
  • Identify the defining characteristics of each competitive contracting method
  • Recognize the key laws, duties and obligations that surround the competitive contracting process

Part 2: Preparing Your Team for the Competitive Process – November 9

  • Analyze the impact of non-binding competitive processes
  • Practice pinpointing what information and format to use when preparing your proposals
  • Practice preparing proposal response sections based on stated evaluation criteria 

Part 3: Tips for Success in the Competitive Process – November 16

  • Develop approaches to avoid errors in bids and proposals
  • Examine case examples of unfairness in competitive contracting
  • Discuss how pre-qualification processes and debriefing can be valuable to you 

The Instructor:

Liz Busch

Liz is one of The Procurement School’s leading Subject Matter Experts.

Liz also runs a Procurement Advisory Service, and is a subject matter expert with over 19 years of experience as a public-sector procurement professional, managing government projects, programs, and staff.

She has an in-depth understanding of public sector procurement policy, trade agreements, and case law. Liz is an experienced procurement course developer and facilitator/instructor for public sector buyers and vendors and is the principal author of the BC Bid Resources website.


Part 4: Understanding the Federal Procurement Process – November 23

  • Learn from a Federal Procurement officer about the Federal Government procurement process 

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