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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 104
Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10:59 a.m. to 12:59 p.m.
Presiding
Tom Lukiwski, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Raphaëlle Deraspe, Analyst
• Lindsay McGlashan, Analyst
Department of Public Works and Government Services
• Arianne Reza, Assistant Deputy Minister, Procurement
• Desmond Gray, Director General, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Stakeholder Engagement
Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
• Lorenzo Ieraci, Interim Procurement Ombudsman
Treasury Board Secretariat
• Kathleen Owens, Assistant Comptroller General, Acquired Services and Assets Sector, Office of the Comptroller General
• Mark Schizkoske, Director, Procurement Policy, Office of the Comptroller General
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee onTuesday, October 24, 2017, the Committee commenced its study of the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business.

Kathleen Owens, Arianne Reza and Lorenzo Ieraci made statements and, with Desmond Gray and Mark Schizkoske, answered questions.

Department of Public Works and Government Services
• Arianne Reza, Assistant Deputy Minister, Procurement
• Desmond Gray, Director General, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Stakeholder Engagement
Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
• Lorenzo Ieraci, Interim Procurement Ombudsman
Treasury Board Secretariat
• Kathleen Owens, Assistant Comptroller General, Acquired Services and Assets Sector, Office of the Comptroller General
• Mark Schizkoske, Director, Procurement Policy, Office of the Comptroller General
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Committee commenced its study of small and medium enterprises (SME) in federal procurement.

Kathleen Owens, Arianne Reza and Lorenzo Ieraci made statements and, with Desmond Gray and Mark Schizkoske, answered questions.

Motion

Kelly McCauley moved, — That the Committee invite the Chair of the Working Group of Ministers on Achieving Steady State for the Pay System to provide a briefing on the working group’s progress; that the meeting be held outside of the Committee’s regular schedule if necessary; and that the meeting be held no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Amendment

Erin Weir moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “Tuesday, October 31” with the words “Thursday, November 30”.

Debate arose thereon.

At 12:59 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Patrick Williams
Clerk of the Committee