Professional Development and ongoing community-based workforce development excellence is integral to ensuring that those who access our members’ services will be successful in finding meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities. We do this by offering various professional development opportunities for frontline workers and management:

  • Annual ASPECT BC Conference with networking and learning streams for front line workers and management.
  • Webinars
  • Regional conferences, meetings, and teleconferences.

I like the split between lecture time vs project (team work) and discussions. Excellent way to learn!

– eSeminar participant

About the Webinar Presenter

Maureen Sullivan, BA, LLB, CTP | President, Legal Editor and Publisher

neci team ceo maureen sullivan with short blonde hair smiling wearing black blazer, glasses and gold earrings

Maureen has been an instructor and curriculum designer with NECI since 1995. In 2010, Maureen managed the curriculum development process for the Public Sector Procurement Program (PSPP), that has since been accredited by the Supply Chain Sector Council and won the Summit Award of Excellence for Leadership in Public Procurement.

In 2009, Maureen assumed ownership of NECI.  Under her visionary leadership, she catapulted NECI to become Canada’s leader in developing an engaging, interactive, online learning platform for procurement professionals.

An experienced litigator, mediator and dispute resolution practitioner, Maureen has an in-depth knowledge of both procurement law and contracting issues with particular expertise in negotiations.  In her spare time, she volunteers in Restorative Justice.

Renowned for her engaging teaching style, one of Maureen’s many strengths is her ability to integrate legal concepts with business practices, making often-difficult concepts accessible and understandable for learners at all levels.

ASPECT Fall Webinar Series

ASPECT BC has again partnered with NECI to provide a series of procurement-related learning opportunities to prepare you and your staff for any opportunities that come your way.   Join this 3-part webinar series that’s back by popular demand!

Responding to RFPs and Tenders: Social Services Sector Competitive Edge

Join your colleagues from across the province for these highly engaging and interactive sessions – each 1.5 hours and conducted over Zoom.   Participants will take a deep dive into each topic and participate in Q and A, polling, and group discussions.
PART ONE –  Sept 12, 2017  10:00 – 11:30 AM PST
Making the Go/No Go Decision for the Competitive Process   – $97
  • Discuss factors to consider when deciding which contract opportunities to bid on
  • Identify the defining characteristics of each competitive contracting method
  • Recognize the key laws, duties and obligations that surround competitive contracting processes


 PART TWO  –  Sept 13, 2017   10:00 – 11:30 AM PST
Preparing Your Team for the Competitive Process  – $97
  • Analyze the impact of non-binding competitive processes
  • Practice pinpointing what information and format to use when preparing your proposals
  • Practice preparing proposal response sections based on stated evaluation criteria


 PART THREE  –  Sept 14, 2017   10:00 – 11:30 AM PST
Tips for Success in the Competitive Process  – $97
  • Develop approaches to avoid errors in bids and proposals
  • Examine case examples of unfairness in competitive contracting
  • Discuss how prequalification processes and debriefing can be valuable to you


Group Learning
$97 Per Person or choose our EPIC PASS $479 for group access (With the EPIC Pass you receive one call-in line and project eSeminar onto the big screen).