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Our popular procurement workshops are back, but now in a virtual format.

The two-day in-person workshop has been transformed into 3-hour workshops in a series of four learning streams. Because of the collaborative nature of these workshops, class size is limited and the workshops will not be recorded.

This training is free of charge with support of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training and could prove to be quite popular. For that reason we request the following:

  • No more than 3 people from one organization can register per learning stream at a time.
  • If you can't make a session, please cancel your registration so that someone else on the waiting list can attend.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training



1. Procurement 101

This workshop is intended for those who have little to no experience responding to government solicitations, or who feel that they need a refresher course on how procurement works within the BC Government. This course provides introductory information on how government procurement works. Topics covered will be:

  1. Types of Opportunities 
  2. Mandatory Requirements 
  3. Price-based Solicitations 
  4. Scored Solicitations 
  5. Asking Questions 
  6. Contract Award and Debriefs 

Dates offered:


2. Proposal Writing

This workshop is intended for those who are responsible to write proposals on behalf of their organization for government scored solicitations.  It will be particularly useful to those who are new to this role or have not been as successful as they expected in the proposals written to date. Topics covered will be:

  1. Structure of the Proposal 
  2. What to Include 
  3. What to Avoid 
  4. Practice Writing a Proposal 
  5. Debrief the Proposals
  6. Information Available in a Debrief 

Dates offered:


3. How Government Evaluates Proposals

This workshop is intended for those who are experienced in writing proposals but are unclear what happens after closing. It gives a “behind the scenes” glimpse into what Government does with proposals to determine the successful vendor. Topics covered will be:

  1. Government’s Evaluation Process 
  2. Evaluation “Rules”
  3. Practice Evaluating Proposals
  4. Which Proposal is Successful? Why? 

Dates offered:


4. What Executives Need to Know About Procurement

This workshop is intended for those in leadership roles who make the decisions on the opportunities that the organization responds to, and who sign-off on the submissions.  his course explains the procurement framework that applies to how Government selects its contractors. Topics covered will be:

  1. Overall Procurement Framework 
  2. Legal Environment 
  3. Trade Agreements 
  4. Policy & Legislative Environment 
  5. Identify Procurement Risks 
  6. Debrief Procurement Risks
  7. Remedies for Disagreement
Dates offered:


About the Presenter

Liz Busch is a public sector procurement professional with over 19 years' experience as a BC government employee managing competitive solicitation projects to purchase a wide variety of goods and services for many different public sector clients. She is a known problem-solver, who finds effective solutions to even the most complex procurement problems. She understand the risks involved, and gives her clients options for their projects, based on their needs and risk tolerance.

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    • 06 May 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual
    • 1
    Register

    1. Procurement 101

    This workshop is intended for those who have little to no experience responding to government solicitations, or who feel that they need a refresher course on how procurement works within the BC Government. This course provides introductory information on how government procurement works. Topics covered will be:

    1. Types of Opportunities 
    2. Mandatory Requirements 
    3. Price-based Solicitations 
    4. Scored Solicitations 
    5. Asking Questions 
    6. Contract Award and Debriefs 

    About the Presenter

    Liz Busch is a public sector procurement professional with over 19 years' experience as a BC government employee managing competitive solicitation projects to purchase a wide variety of goods and services for many different public sector clients. She is a known problem-solver, who finds effective solutions to even the most complex procurement problems. She understand the risks involved, and gives her clients options for their projects, based on their needs and risk tolerance.

    We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training


    • 11 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    2. Proposal Writing

    This workshop is intended for those who are responsible to write proposals on behalf of their organization for government scored solicitations.  It will be particularly useful to those who are new to this role or have not been as successful as they expected in the proposals written to date. Topics covered will be:

    1. Structure of the Proposal 
    2. What to Include 
    3. What to Avoid 
    4. Practice Writing a Proposal 
    5. Debrief the Proposals
    6. Information Available in a Debrief 

    About the Presenter

    Liz Busch is a public sector procurement professional with over 19 years' experience as a BC government employee managing competitive solicitation projects to purchase a wide variety of goods and services for many different public sector clients. She is a known problem-solver, who finds effective solutions to even the most complex procurement problems. She understand the risks involved, and gives her clients options for their projects, based on their needs and risk tolerance.

    We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training


    • 18 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual
    • 27
    Register

    1. Procurement 101

    This workshop is intended for those who have little to no experience responding to government solicitations, or who feel that they need a refresher course on how procurement works within the BC Government. This course provides introductory information on how government procurement works. Topics covered will be:

    1. Types of Opportunities 
    2. Mandatory Requirements 
    3. Price-based Solicitations 
    4. Scored Solicitations 
    5. Asking Questions 
    6. Contract Award and Debriefs 

    About the Presenter

    Liz Busch is a public sector procurement professional with over 19 years' experience as a BC government employee managing competitive solicitation projects to purchase a wide variety of goods and services for many different public sector clients. She is a known problem-solver, who finds effective solutions to even the most complex procurement problems. She understand the risks involved, and gives her clients options for their projects, based on their needs and risk tolerance.

    We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training


    • 20 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    3. HOW GOVERNMENT EVALUATES PROPOSALS

    This workshop is intended for those who are experienced in writing proposals but are unclear what happens after closing. It gives a “behind the scenes” glimpse into what Government does with proposals to determine the successful vendor. Topics covered will be:

    1. Government’s Evaluation Process 
    2. Evaluation “Rules”
    3. Practice Evaluating Proposals
    4. Which Proposal is Successful? Why? 

      About the Presenter

      Liz Busch is a public sector procurement professional with over 19 years' experience as a BC government employee managing competitive solicitation projects to purchase a wide variety of goods and services for many different public sector clients. She is a known problem-solver, who finds effective solutions to even the most complex procurement problems. She understand the risks involved, and gives her clients options for their projects, based on their needs and risk tolerance.

      We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training


      • 26 May 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
      • Virtual
      • 13
      Register

      4. WHAT EXECUTIVES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROCUREMENT

      This workshop is intended for those in leadership roles who make the decisions on the opportunities that the organization responds to, and who sign-off on the submissions.  his course explains the procurement framework that applies to how Government selects its contractors. Topics covered will be:

      1. Overall Procurement Framework 
      2. Legal Environment 
      3. Trade Agreements 
      4. Policy & Legislative Environment 
      5. Identify Procurement Risks 
      6. Debrief Procurement Risks
      7. Remedies for Disagreement

      About the Presenter

      Liz Busch is a public sector procurement professional with over 19 years' experience as a BC government employee managing competitive solicitation projects to purchase a wide variety of goods and services for many different public sector clients. She is a known problem-solver, who finds effective solutions to even the most complex procurement problems. She understand the risks involved, and gives her clients options for their projects, based on their needs and risk tolerance.

      We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training


      • 27 May 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
      • Virtual
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      2. Proposal Writing

      This workshop is intended for those who are responsible to write proposals on behalf of their organization for government scored solicitations.  It will be particularly useful to those who are new to this role or have not been as successful as they expected in the proposals written to date. Topics covered will be:

      1. Structure of the Proposal 
      2. What to Include 
      3. What to Avoid 
      4. Practice Writing a Proposal 
      5. Debrief the Proposals
      6. Information Available in a Debrief 

      About the Presenter

      Liz Busch is a public sector procurement professional with over 19 years' experience as a BC government employee managing competitive solicitation projects to purchase a wide variety of goods and services for many different public sector clients. She is a known problem-solver, who finds effective solutions to even the most complex procurement problems. She understand the risks involved, and gives her clients options for their projects, based on their needs and risk tolerance.

      We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training


      • 01 June 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • Virtual
      • 13
      Register

      3. HOW GOVERNMENT EVALUATES PROPOSALS

      This workshop is intended for those who are experienced in writing proposals but are unclear what happens after closing. It gives a “behind the scenes” glimpse into what Government does with proposals to determine the successful vendor. Topics covered will be:

      1. Government’s Evaluation Process 
      2. Evaluation “Rules”
      3. Practice Evaluating Proposals
      4. Which Proposal is Successful? Why? 

        About the Presenter

        Liz Busch is a public sector procurement professional with over 19 years' experience as a BC government employee managing competitive solicitation projects to purchase a wide variety of goods and services for many different public sector clients. She is a known problem-solver, who finds effective solutions to even the most complex procurement problems. She understand the risks involved, and gives her clients options for their projects, based on their needs and risk tolerance.

        We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training


        • 08 June 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
        • Virtual
        • 6
        Register

        2. Proposal Writing

        This workshop is intended for those who are responsible to write proposals on behalf of their organization for government scored solicitations.  It will be particularly useful to those who are new to this role or have not been as successful as they expected in the proposals written to date. Topics covered will be:

        1. Structure of the Proposal 
        2. What to Include 
        3. What to Avoid 
        4. Practice Writing a Proposal 
        5. Debrief the Proposals
        6. Information Available in a Debrief 

        About the Presenter

        Liz Busch is a public sector procurement professional with over 19 years' experience as a BC government employee managing competitive solicitation projects to purchase a wide variety of goods and services for many different public sector clients. She is a known problem-solver, who finds effective solutions to even the most complex procurement problems. She understand the risks involved, and gives her clients options for their projects, based on their needs and risk tolerance.

        We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training


        • 10 June 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
        • Virtual
        • 12
        Register

        4. WHAT EXECUTIVES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROCUREMENT

        This workshop is intended for those in leadership roles who make the decisions on the opportunities that the organization responds to, and who sign-off on the submissions.  his course explains the procurement framework that applies to how Government selects its contractors. Topics covered will be:

        1. Overall Procurement Framework 
        2. Legal Environment 
        3. Trade Agreements 
        4. Policy & Legislative Environment 
        5. Identify Procurement Risks 
        6. Debrief Procurement Risks
        7. Remedies for Disagreement

        About the Presenter

        Liz Busch is a public sector procurement professional with over 19 years' experience as a BC government employee managing competitive solicitation projects to purchase a wide variety of goods and services for many different public sector clients. She is a known problem-solver, who finds effective solutions to even the most complex procurement problems. She understand the risks involved, and gives her clients options for their projects, based on their needs and risk tolerance.

        We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training


        • 15 June 2021
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
        • Virtual
        • 15
        Register

        3. HOW GOVERNMENT EVALUATES PROPOSALS

        This workshop is intended for those who are experienced in writing proposals but are unclear what happens after closing. It gives a “behind the scenes” glimpse into what Government does with proposals to determine the successful vendor. Topics covered will be:

        1. Government’s Evaluation Process 
        2. Evaluation “Rules”
        3. Practice Evaluating Proposals
        4. Which Proposal is Successful? Why? 

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          About the Presenter

          Liz Busch is a public sector procurement professional with over 19 years' experience as a BC government employee managing competitive solicitation projects to purchase a wide variety of goods and services for many different public sector clients. She is a known problem-solver, who finds effective solutions to even the most complex procurement problems. She understand the risks involved, and gives her clients options for their projects, based on their needs and risk tolerance.

          We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training


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