Working Within the Box: Innovation in government procurement

Insights from Civic Hall Toronto’s latest event on public sector procurement reform.

On Oct. 26, 2018 Civic Hall Toronto members gathered for a panel discussion about procurement reform in municipalities, featuring speakers from the City of Toronto and Guelph.

Experimenting with procurement at the City of Toronto

“We’re deconstructing the traditional RFP process … We want someone to come on board as a partner, not a vendor.” — Paula Kwan

New procurement partnerships at the City of Guelph

“Procurement can be a tool for innovation and not just a wall to get through … It’s less about thinking outside the box, and more about learning how big the box actually is.” — Karen Gomez

Examples & Resources


Interested in attending a Civic Hall Toronto event, or becoming a government member? Check out civichallto.ca to learn more.

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Communications and Events Coordinator at Code for Canada. MSc Planning Candidate at the University of Toronto.

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