Professional Services Procurement

May 30, 2023


9:30 AM


May 30, 2023 - 9:30AM - 1:30PM EDT
May 31, 2023 - 9:30AM - 1:30PM EDT


Zoom Virtual Platform


This one-day workshop will provide an overview for building the framework, methodologies, strategies and tools required to procure professional services for your organization.

During the workshop, you will be provided an overview of how to procure professional services, a detailed review of contracting best practices for services, an assessment of the supplier transition process, and how to optimize the SRM engagement with service providers.

The workshop is divided into four distinct units, which are as follows:

  1. Sourcing Professional Services
  2. Contracting Professional Services
  3. Supplier Transition Management
  4. Supplier Relationship Management

The workshop is designed for those just starting their procurement career and for those more experienced professionals that want to learn about new methods and best practices for procuring service providers. Understanding the theory and practical application through real life examples will assist to reduce the risk and improve results in the onboarding of your service suppliers.


This workshop will teach you how you can implement industry best practices of managing and adopting new methodologies to make your procurement organization more efficient.  A review of key technologies that can help to improve the way that you source, contract and manage your service providers will be provided.  The potential of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) technology lies in enabling the strategy, the processes, and the procurement organization.

The workshop will predominantly focus on the following service categories

  • Facilities Services
  • Construction/Engineering Services
  • Professional Consulting Services
  • General and Administrative Services

The practical understanding of the procurement process and how to onboard new service providers, manage them and transition them out of your organization will allow your organization to optimize its value proposition.


Paul Saunders

Paul Saunders, MBA, BA is a leader in public and private procurement with deep roots and experience in Canadian Construction Procurement. As a consultant, Mr. Saunders works to find opportunities that promote the use of technology to make procurement more efficient, transparent and effective for organizations. For 8 years he was President of MERX Networks where he built and managed online service offerings for both Public and Private Construction in both Canada and the United States. Prior to MERX, he acted as the President and CEO of COAST Software and Vice President of Cognos. Most recently, Paul was the President of Pixelink, a Canadian manufacturer responsible for deploying and managing an ERP to manage inventory and procurement. During his career, he has worked with organizations such as; City of Calgary, Manitoba Hydro, Brookfield Group of Companies, Infrastructure Ontario and the Federal Government to deploy new technology in order to modernize Construction Procurement.


Early Bird Registration until April 30, 2023

  • Members - $607.50 + Tax
  • Insider - $777.50 + Tax
  • Non-Members - $877.50 + Tax

Regular Registration

  • Member - $675.00 + Tax
  • Insider - $875.00 + Tax
  • Non-Member - $975.00 + Tax

Corporate Price: 20% off for a team of 4 and customized pricing for a team of 5 or above. Please contact Alisha Seguin at


5 CPD Points