The Interior Purchasing Office

Full-service purchasing support for municipalities, districts and local governments.

 

OUR SERVICES

RFP PROCESSES

 

Full Request for Proposals Process Management:

  • Scope & Terms Drafting

  • Bid Process & Evaluation

  • Contract Execution

  • Clients can utilize our online bid portal through Bids & Tenders for easy online posting, receipt and evaluation.

CONSTRUCTION TENDERS

 

  • CCDC (Canadian Construction Documents Committee) Processes

  • MMCD (Master Municipal Construction Documents Association) Processes

  • 'Design-Build' and 'Design-Bid-Build' Processes

  • Pre-Qualification Processes

PROCUREMENT CONSULTING

 

  • Purchasing Policy Development

  • Major Project Procurement Strategy Planning

  • Supplier Performance Management

  • Purchase-to-Pay Processes

  • Trade Agreement Advice (NWPTA, CFTA, CETA)

EOC LOGISTICS

 

Logistics Section support to BC Emergency Operations Centres

 

SECTORS

We're experienced in delivering purchasing processes across most sectors that local governments operate within.  From complex multi-jurisdictional garbage collection agreements to high-risk water treatment plant construction projects, we're able to provide you with the knowledge, legal information, forms and process required to deliver your project.

Some of the sectors and service areas we regularly manage procurement processes for include:

Consulting Services:

  • Preliminary & Detailed Design / Engineering​

  • Analysis Studies

  • Landscape Design

  • Architectural Services

Parks:

  • Playgrounds 

  • Trails & Viewpoints

  • Bridges 

Emergency Services:

  • Fire Trucks​

  • Firefighter Equipment

Waste & Recycling:

  • Garbage & Recycling Collection

  • Recycling Processing

  • Landfill Equipment

Water & Sewer Systems:

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades

  • Water System Construction

  • Specialized Equipment

Information Services:

  • Servers & Storage

  • VOIP Telephone Systems

  • Websites & Databases

 

ABOUT US

WE'RE LOCAL:

 

Based in Kelowna, The Interior Purchasing Office is specifically aimed at providing public purchasing expertise and support to small and mid-sized cities, towns, and districts throughout BC's Interior and Northern regions. 

From knowing the local and regional suppliers, to experience in the BC way of public procurement such as MMCD standards, our local procurement experience and knowledge is part of our service that clients consistently value.

WORKING FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR ONLY:

 

Managing the expenditure of public money requires the highest ethical standards.   To ensure there are no conflicts of interest in our work, we work exclusively for public sector clients, and never perform any work for the private sector.  That means, for example, when we're involved in the evaluation for a construction project, our clients can have peace of mind that there is absolutely no conflict of interest with the bidders we're evaluating.

OUR TEAM:

Having worked in Procurement and Supply Chain Management for over 17 years, Andy is a proven purchasing professional with professional certifications from both the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply.

From his early career in the international oil & gas industry, to his work over the last 8 years with BC municipalities and regional districts, Andy has the experience and knowledge to lead multi-functional teams through complex tendering and procurement projects for a variety of goods and services.  

Andy Brennan, SCMP, MCIPS  
Director & Lead Consultant
Kal Kahlon, BSc
Purchasing Consultant

Kal joined us from the Provincial Government of British Columbia, where he worked as an Arbitrator for 7 years.​ His background as an Arbitrator brings a unique skill-set to our firm, as he possesses particularly strong skills in policy writing, legal interpretation, and contract law.  

Kal also possesses a depth of experience in local Emergency Operations, having completed EOC Essentials Training and performed the role of Logistics Section Chief for the Central Okanagan EOC during the recent flood and fire events.   

Kal has a BSc degree in Biomedical Sciences, and is currently training toward his SCMP (Supply Chain Management Professional) certification.  

OUR CLIENTS:

 

We're proud to provide purchasing support to the following organizations:

 

CONTACT US:

The Interior Purchasing Office Inc.

Suite 293, 9-3151 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC.  V1W 3S9

Email: admin@interiorpurchasing.ca
Tel:  250-826-7996

 

 

© 2017 The Interior Purchasing Office Inc.

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