Allanah Walsh
Allanah Walsh
Ideas and innovation
"Allanah Walsh, Coordinator, Contract Services at the Ontario Regional Office, embraces a culture of innovation, says her nominator Joel Fisher, Regional Service Line Leader, Contract Services. "Through the management of hundreds of procurements, Allanah has continually found ways to optimize processes. Her ideas have helped to improve the efficiency of the contracting process in the Ontario Region. Contract Services staff now produce an increased volume of work with no increase to staffing levels," he explains. These include a Bid Anomaly templated letter that has increased bidder awareness of tender submission requirements and led to fewer anomalies, and a Bidders' Tracking database that provides easy access to a bidder's history and patterns. Allanah also developed a sophisticated macro that converts form letters into pdfs, saving considerable time over a manual approach.