GIS tools help Kitchener civic crews work faster, better

The City of Kitchener is taking a fresh approach to infrastructure management.Using a geographical information system (GIS)and hundreds of database interfaces, this southwestern Ontario city is able to consolidate, not just location-based data

Published on: August 4th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Ottawa eyes eBay-style auction site to boost bids and revenue

Looking for a hot deal on a set of eight office chairs, a military generator and a pair of sandal foot, nylon thigh highs? The federal government's online auction Web site, GCSurplus, has

Published on: March 30th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

IT consulting companies hopeful on new federal procurement rules

IT companies that sell consulting services to the federal government are crossing their fingers that upcoming changes to contracting rules in their sector won't cause the uproar Public Works created earlier this year

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Howard Solomon

Public Works pulls plug on reverse auction plan

Canadian technology providers and vendors were in a celebratory mood Friday following a decision by Public Works and Government Services Canada to scrap its planned use of reverse auctions as a vehicle for

Published on: September 8th, 2006 Shane Schick

IT industry outraged by Feds’ procurement strategy

Canadian technology companies and IT associations said they felt shocked and betrayed by proposals from Public Works and Government Services Canada that could see major changes to the way the government procures products,

Published on: June 14th, 2006 Shane Schick

Public Works opens consulting database to non-IT services

The federal government is quietly making changes to its automated contracting system that will allow public sector users to procure a range of consulting services besides IT expertise.Late last month, Public Works and

Published on: January 5th, 2006 Shane Schick