2018 - COB-12/14 - Centralized Procurement: Opening Doors to Government Contracts
Name:2018 - COB-12/14 - Centralized Procurement: Opening Doors to Government Contracts
Date:December 17, 2018
Time:11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
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Centralized Procurement: Opening Doors to Government Contracts
What does the province’s new procurement service mean for YOUR business? Join Deputy Premier and Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds and Priority Saskatchewan Gordon Wyant on December 17th to find out!
Each year, government Ministries procure nearly $2 billion worth of goods and services. In last month’s Speech from the Throne, the government announced that it is moving to a single procurement service in order to ensure best value for taxpayers and fair treatment for Saskatchewan suppliers. Minister Wyant joins us to discuss the new procurement service and what it means for the business community.
Gordon Wyant was elected MLA for Saskatoon Northwest in an October 2010 by-election. He was then re-elected in the 2011 and 2016 provincial elections. He has been Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Power Corporation and SaskBuilds. Gordon previously served Saskatchewan as Deputy Government House Leader. In February 2018, Gordon was appointed Deputy Premier and Minister of Education. On August 15, 2018, Gordon was also appointed Minister responsible for SaskBuilds and Minister responsible for Priority Saskatchewan.
Raised in Saskatoon, Gordon was the first Canadian-born member of his family. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in 1985, and graduated from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in 1986. Shortly after convocation, Gordon began practicing law with the firm of McKercher LLP, where he practiced as a partner until his appointment as Attorney General. In 1987, Gordon received an award for highest standing in the 1987 Bar Admission course. He received his Queen's Counsel designation in 2009.
Since 2000, Gordon has been an active public servant. He was elected as trustee for the Saskatoon Public School Board in 2000 and served as chair for two years. He was elected city councillor for Ward 5 in 2003 and was re-elected in 2006 and 2009.
Gordon and his wife Christine Hrudka have four children. In addition to his family, Gordon enjoys writing, skiing and motorcycling. He is also the proud recipient of the Sterling Writing Award for non-fiction, awarded in 1999.
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