Browsing All posts tagged under »bernard courtois«

Latest PWGSC Press Release Changes Little

May 8, 2009


Last evening took an interesting turn as I began to receive notifications of the latest press release from the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Christan Paradis regarding the Government Enterprise Network Services: 2009 Industry Consultations Report. The following is a copy of the press release in its entirety followed of course by my […]

Synchronization Versus Compression Should Guide Government Procurement Policy (200th POST)

April 22, 2009


Government is never boring. On one hand you have the Government of Canada who despite earlier hopes has once again reverted to muscling a shared services platform down the unwilling throats of stakeholders, the majority of whom oppose the current direction. A move which is ironically being introduced at the expense of the very business […]

An Oasis of Creative Thought and Action in a Desert of Conflicting Policy (Associated Manufacturing Marketing Group Profile)

October 6, 2008


“From a domestic engagement perspective, public sector procurement practices are leading to an erosion of the overall supply base.  This escalating level of erosion and its negative impact on innovation was initially presented as part of an October 2002 U.S. report by the Executive Office of the President. Specifically, the practice of contract bundling which […]

Reader Response to SME’s Once Again Voice Concerns Over GoC Shared Services Strategy

February 27, 2008


Reader Comment Let me suggest a couple of perspectives on this that are worth exploring further. While I believe that on the integrated hardware, software and telecomms aspects there can be little doubt that SMEs will be squeezed out unless they can deliver product under a major supplier’s umbrella. However, on the people side, PWGSC […]