IW4: Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation & Contract Management

11/30/22 - 12/02/22

Zoom Virtual Platform

12:30 PM AST

**Early-Bird Pricing Ends August 15, 2022**

This instructor led workshop will take place virtually via Zoom   

Please note, this course is being offered in Atlantic Time (AT)

November 30 - December 2, 12:30-5:30pm 

The goal of this workshop is to provide supply chain professionals with information and skills training to enable them to better manage the bidding and contracting processes and be more effective actors within the competitive bidding and contracting functions at their organizations. 

This workshop focuses on practical (i.e., not merely theoretical) matters in bidding and contracting, including drafting of competitive bidding documentation, the application of competitive bidding law, the basics of contract formation and good practices in contract management. 

Candidates will have an opportunity to apply knowledge of good practices in competitive bidding to a "challenge scenario," with a view to realizing preventative and remedial solutions. 

The final project will offer candidates the opportunity to create a quality RFP, test their RFP drafting skills and then benefit from expert feedback from the instructor. 

Rae Burke
SCMP SCMP & SMT Instructor

Rae Burke is the Director of Procurement - Equipment Stream for the Nova Scotia Healthcare Infrastructure Projects with Nova Scotia Lands. She coordinates the development and execution of sourcing and logistics plans for FFE (furniture, fixtures, equipment) requirements for the Projects. Rae has over 21 years’ experience in the health care environment; 17 of those in Clinical Procurement. Prior to her current role, she held various procurement roles including Senior Manager of Sourcing & Logistics with the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Category Manager responsible for Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging, Pharmacy and the Renal Program with the Nova Scotia Department of Internal Services, and Category Manager for the Healthcare Professional Services portfolio with Service New Brunswick, covering the Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, and Saint John Areas. Rae’s educational background includes a BA (Psychology) and a Diploma of Health Services Administration from Dalhousie University, a designation in Supply Chain Management from the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada, a Diploma in Public Service Management from the University of New Brunswick, and a Certificate in Public Sector Procurement. She has been an instructor with Supply Chain Canada facilitating IW4 – Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Contract Management since 2021.


Upon completion of this workshop candidates should be able to: 

  • Understand competitive bidding activities and best practices 
  • Read/write competitive bidding documents (RFQ and RFP) 
  • Understand the foundations and implications of Canadian competitive bidding law 
  • Understand the implications of Canadian inter-provincial and international trade agreements for competitive bidding activities in the public sector 
  • Understand the implications of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) on contracting activities in Canada 
  • Understand how contracts are formed, and how to form contracts in a manner that avoids introducing uncertainty into their formation and later operation 
  • Understand the component parts of processes for contract administration and management 

Payment Cancellation Policy

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $50.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing 2 weeks prior to workshop start date. After 2 weeks, refunds will not be granted. Substitutions and transfer of registrations is permissible when received in writing three business days before the workshop start date. Please contact for details regarding eligibility to transfer/substitute. 

If you would like to withdraw from a workshop, please send an email to us at to inform of your intent as soon as possible. Clearly state your intention to withdraw and provide authorization for us to proceed. 

Cancellation - Rescheduling

In the event of a workshop being cancelled or rescheduled, prior notification will be given to registrants by phone or e-mail, with the option of a full refund of registration fees or transfer of registration to another Supply Chain Canada, Nova Scotia Institute offering.


*This workshop is a mandatory requirement of both the SCMP Designation Program and SMT Certificate Program



Thank you for interest!


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