Yes Virginia! e-procurement that works (Column Link)

Posted on February 26, 2008


On the heels of the recent SOS from SMEs who are concerned with the direction of the Government of Canada’s policies relative to procurement practice, the following link to my latest column (Paradigm Shift) in Summit Magazine is worth revisiting.


The success of the Commonwealth’s eVA program (in which their approach to stakeholder engagement has played a major part), demonstrates the elements of the open collaboration that seems to elude the champions of the GoC undertaking. Or as one industry pundit put it, “same old stuff. Managing the issue, not solving it.”

I hope that you enjoy the column, and I look forward to receiving your feedback.

Conference Update:

Houston (Feb. 22, 2008)

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