Cobourg Hiring a Procurement Manager

As a result of the recent organization review by KPMG, Cobourg Council have agreed to hire a Purchasing Manager to improve efficiency.  Another recommendation by KPMG was that purchasing authorities for Staff should be significantly increased – for example the CAO is currently limited to authorizing $50K.  As a result, relatively routine and minor matters are still required to be brought to Council. All purchases must be within the budget approved by Council – why micro-manage staff?  We don’t have to go very far to get a good example of what an updated policy should look like.  Northumberland County have much higher levels of authority (see table below) and also have high levels of accountability.  For example all purchases between… Read complete articleCobourg Hiring a Procurement Manager