Industry honours DCC for pioneering work in electronic procurement

Ottawa, June 27, 2016 — DCC's work to bring electronic procurement to the federal public sector has been recognized by a leading industry group.

The Canadian Institute for Procurement and Material Management honoured recent DCC retiree Richard Allie with its 2016 Project Management Award. This award recognizes an individual's innovation, achievement and leadership when carrying out a procurement project.

Allie spearheaded DCC's multiyear effort to introduce electronic approaches for all stages of procurement for the thousands of construction-related contracts it tenders and awards each year. DCC is among the first federal organizations to offer this capability.

"DCC is on the leading edge of e-procurement, as part of its ongoing efforts to save time and money for our Client-Partners and the Crown," said James Paul, President and CEO. "I am very pleased that Richard Allie's championing of e-procurement at DCC has been acknowledged by industry."

DCC rolled out e-bidding in Quebec in March 2016, with significant industry interest. Training has since taken place across the country, and several contracts have been awarded using e-bids. DCC expects to begin accepting companies' bid security electronically this summer.

DCC is a federal Crown corporation, accountable to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement. DCC provides timely, effective, and efficient project delivery and full lifecycle support for infrastructure and environmental assets required for the defence of Canada. Its business includes the procurement, award and management of infrastructure and environmental contracts on behalf of its Client-Partners.

For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Ryan
Director, Communications
Defence Construction Canada