Leveraging Procurement Policies to Increase EDI in Engineering
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern
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Event Type(s)
OPBA Ignite
Event Description
Wed, Apr 10, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Event

Registration closes on Apr 8, 2024

This session will discuss the use of public procurement policy to advance diversity goals in the procurement of engineering services. Specifically, we will share findings from a study funded by Women and Gender Equity Canada (WAGE) and discuss ways in which public procurement policy can support increased career opportunities for women and other equity-seeking groups in consulting engineering and the engineering profession. Discussion includes using Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) as a data-supported tool in moving EDI agendas forward. QBS protects the public interest over the life cycle of the project, including design, construction, operations, maintenance and eventual upgrading or de-commissioning. QBS accommodates the application of equity, diversity, and inclusion criteria as part of the qualifications of the supplier.

Sandro Perruzza, CEO, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)
Sandro Perruzza is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). Sandro is also on the Board of Directors of Minerva Canada, and the Past-Chair of the Construction & Design Alliance of Ontario. He has been recognized for his ability to translate complex concepts and situations into unique and practical solutions through a balance of strong business acumen supported by excellent analytical and communication skills. This has allowed him to develop solutions that have been implemented in numerous Fortune 500 companies, as well as in small and medium-sized enterprises. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from McMaster University, as well as a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from McMaster. Prior to joining OSPE, Sandro was the Chief of Client Services at Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, the largest Health and Safety Association in Canada, where he was a sitting member of the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Prevention Operations Forum. Sandro lives in Oakville, with his wife and four children, and is actively involved in the community

Registration Fees:

Title Fee Valid Dates Member Status Points CEUs Hours
Members $20.00 + HST Available until Mon, Apr 8, 2024 Members Only 1.0000 0.0000 1.0000
Non Members $35.00 + HST Available until Mon, Apr 8, 2024 All Registrants 1.0000 0.0000 1.0000

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Registration closes Monday, Apr 8, 2024.

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