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M7: SCM for the Public Sector - Asynchronous

Date:   Oct 07, 2024 - Nov 18, 2024




Oct. 7 - Nov. 18, 2024


Asynchronous Learning (Online Study) 


Virtual Learning Platform


Members: $495 + tax 


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 healthcare 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


You are eligible for a full refund for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing up to 14 days before the start date.

You are eligible for a refund minus an administration fee of $100.00 plus tax for cancellation/withdrawal requests received in writing with less than 14 days’ notice and up to the day before the start date. Thereafter, no refund will be available. 

Within 7 days of the start date, you may request a transfer to or a credit for a future offering. Transfer/credit requests will only be considered if received in writing. Credits are valid for 12 months from the initial payment date. If not used within 12 months the credits will expire.


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