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Modernizing Government Procurement for the Digital Age

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The federal government is the single largest procurer of goods and services in the country. In the digital age, the way that information technology goods and services are procured can both enhance and restrict the policy and program choices that elected officials can deliver to Canadians. Procurement practices raise questions about value-for-money, expectations of public accountability, and the policy and delivery capacities of the state. Join us for this in-person discussion with Dr. Amanda Clarke as she shares the findings from research looking at the state of federal contracting, and recommendations on reforming IT procurement. This event will be of interest to a wide variety of public servants and other interested observers, including those who work in public policy, procurement, information technology, and corporate services.

Featured speaker: Dr. Amanda Clarke, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University
Moderator: Clinton Lawrence-Whyte, Director General, Public Services and Procurement Canada and Past Chair, IPAC National Capital Region

5:00pm registration and refreshments
5:30pm event
7:15pm adjournment

Founded in 1947, IPAC is a dynamic association of public servants, academics, students, and others interested in public administration. Anchored by our regional groups, we are a neutral, membership-based organization that creates knowledge networks and leads public administration research in Canada.



April 4
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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