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SCM for the Public Sector

Date:   May 16, 2023 - Jun 27, 2023
Time:   8:30 PM (ADT)

Virtual Instructor-led via Zoom Platform



The goal of this module is to develop the abilities of SCMP candidates to become more acquainted with the issues and strategies 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



Oct. 19 - Nov. 30, 2022 (7 Wednesdays)

Feb. 16 - Mar. 30, 2023 (7 Thursdays)

May 16 - June 27, 2023 (7 Tuesdays)

8:30 - 11:30 PM (Atlantic Time)

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Payment Cancellation Policy

Registrants will receive a full refund for modules/courses cancelled by Supply Chain Canada, New Brunswick Institute.

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $75.00+HST for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing before the end of study week 2; thereafter, no refund will be available.  Transfer requests to a future offering are permissible only if received in writing and accompanied by supporting documentation prior to study week 3.  Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.  Please contact NB Institute for details regarding eligibility to transfer.

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