Module 7: Supply Chain Management for the Public Sector


Online, self-study and virtual instructor led 

$495 + applicable taxes

*NEW* This module has three options for delivery: 

Option 1: online self-study   
Option 2: Virtual, instructor led with two time options on Tuesday evenings: 
     West: 7:00pm to 10pm Central Time
     East: 5:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

*NEW* When you click 'REGISTER', you will be asked to provide contact details and your province of residence. For international Candidates, please select 'International' as your province. You will then receive an email from your selected provincial institute with the registration and payment link. 

The goal of this module is to develop the abilities of SCMP candidates to become more acquainted with the issues and strategy of public sector supply chain management. This module is supported by a variety of articles on public sector procurement and supply chain management, along with some website references.


Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:

  • Describe the unique characteristics of public sector procurement
  • Identify the stakeholders of public sector supply chains
  • Understand the unique public (vs. private) sector perspective on supply chain management
  • Discover the advantages and disadvantages of collaborative procurement.
  • Explain the rationale for competitive bidding in public procurement.
  • Describe the alternatives to competitive bidding (e.g., negotiation and sole sourcing), and identify conditions under which these alternatives could or should be used.
  • Identify the potential benefits and legal issues in public sector online tenders
  • Describe the unique aspects of ethics in the public sector
  • Identify lessons for the public sector from the ethics commission reports and scandals
  • Assume the role of "whistleblower" and consider alternative courses of action
  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities associated with procurement and supply chain management by the federal government
  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities associated with procurement and supply chain management by provincial and municipal governments
  • Identify unique aspects of procurement and supply chain management in the health care and education sectors
  • In an advisory role to a public sector health authority, make a recommendation on joining a third-party purchasing cooperative
  • Describe how sustainability should be a part of the value proposition

What is the online self-study option?

Online self-study is designed for those who prefer to work at their own pace throughout the 13 week module. The module is delivered via Brightspace (D2L) and all learners have access to an instructor and a class discussion board.

What is virtual instructor led?

Instructor led is a weekly three-hour class delivered via Zoom. This format is designed for those looking for an interactive learning experience and to network with other Candidates. Please note the time zone when you register for this format as there are two options.

How will I access my learning materials?

All learning materials will be accessed via your Supply Chain Canada (member) portal.

What if I have to cancel my registration?

Please review the cancellation policy included within the registration and payment link.


This 7-week module is a mandatory component of the SCMP Designation program. Some exceptions apply for those with RPL related exemptions. 

Candidates are encouraged to move through the program at a pace and sequence that suits individual schedules and career goals. Please note, it is recommended that Module 1 be taken first as it introduces Candidates to the program, and the case methodology used throughout. 


Thank you for interest!


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