The Association for public procurement professionals


The Ontario Public Buyers Association (OPBA) is a member-driven association representing, connecting, and advocating on behalf of public procurement professionals in Ontario and beyond. Our diverse membership welcomes procurement professionals from local, regional, and provincial governments, school boards, post-secondary institutions, public safety and transit agencies, and other public entities.

The OPBA provides relevant learning opportunities and access to a broad network to help build the knowledge and skills needed, whether you are starting your career, are a seasoned professional, or if procurement is only part of your multi-faceted role.

Our members, who are entrusted with the expenditure of billions of tax dollars on behalf of their agencies, are diligently focused on fairness, transparency, and accountability.

Elevate your value as a public procurement professional by joining OPBA today. 




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Courses and Events

Principles Certificate Courses

Principles - Introduction to Construction (Virtual)

July 9 - 10, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Learning Registration closes Tues, June 25, 2024, at 5:00 PM

Principles - Advanced Procurement for Construction (Virtual)

July 17 - 18, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Wed, July 3, 2024, at 5:00 PM

Principles - Introduction to Public Purchasing (Virtual)

Sept 10 - 11, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Tues, Aug 27, 2024, at 5:00 PM

Principles - Introduction to Construction (Virtual)

Sept 18 - 19, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Learning Registration closes Wed, Sept 4, 2024, at 5:00 PM

Principles - Risk Management (Virtual)

Oct 2 - 3, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Wed, Sept 18, 2024, at 5:00 PM

Principles - Purchasing and the Law (Virtual)

Oct 8 - 9, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Wed, Sept 25, 2024, at 5:00 PM

New Courses

New: RFPs – A Step by Step Guide for Public Procurement Professionals (Virtual)

July 10 - 11, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 5:00 PM ET In this course, participants will uncove...

New: RFPs – A Step by Step Guide for Public Procurement Professionals (Virtual)

July 20 - 21, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Friday, July 5, 2024 at 5:00 PM ET In this course, participants will uncover t...

New: RFPs – A Step by Step Guide for Public Procurement Professionals (Virtual)

September 11 - 12, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Friday, August 30, 2024 at 5:00 PM ET DESCRIPTION In this course, parti...

NIGP

NIGP Courses

To find a list of courses and to register please click the "Register" button below. 

Reminder: Indicate you are an OPBA member when registering.

CPPB Prep Virtual Class - for Canadian Public Procurement Professionals only

Sept 11 - 12, 2024
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Virtual Learning
Instructor: Lynda Allair, NIGP-CPP, CPPO

Upcoming Events

Buyers Meeting

Buyers Meeting

Fri., June 21, 2024
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Annual Events

OPBA Annual Meeting

Thu, Jun 20, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Registr...

2024 OPBA 66th Annual Conference

Join us at the 66th OPBA Annual Conference in Ottawa! Don't miss this opportu...

4th Annual Reverse Vendor Tradeshow

Join us at OPBA's 4th Annual Reverse Vendor Tradeshow!   OPBA invites a...

OPBA Ignite

Engaging with First Nations Businesses: An overview and resources with OFNEDA and First Chiefs Ontario

Tues, Jun 25, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Virtual Event

Registration closes on Jun 21, 2024

There are more than 9,000 Indigenous businesses in Ontario. The federal g...

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