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About Us

Canadian Perspectives Professional Inc. (CPPI) is a small, focused, and dedicated team of public and private sector procurement specialists that help businesses and not-for-profits successfully navigate and meet Canadian, provincial-territorial, and broader public sector procurement requirements.

With only one procurement officer per seven Canadian municipalities, there is a shortage of knowledge and skills in government procurement. That is why we are here. We make complicated government procurement requirements simple by providing a concierge service that is focused on your individual needs. We provide straightforward solutions for clients in a timely manner.

We have the procurement knowledge, expertise, and relationships to guide companies and not-for-profits through registration, market research, application for appropriate procurement instruments, and assist them in obtaining a security clearance.

We provide training so our clients can maintain the momentum and continue being successful. We are also connected to other procurement professionals who can assist businesses to prepare their government procurement proposals.

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OUR TEAM

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SEAN CROSSAN

President

My partner and I, Rachel Crossan have been married for over 26 years and we are the proud parents of two amazing bilingual women. We are community leaders and have enjoyed living in Orléans, Ontario since 1993.

Professionally, I have an unparalleled level of knowledge and expertise in procurement,

management consulting, corporate services, finance, relationship management, and urban planning. I am committed to taking the worry out of daunting government procurement-related tasks for businesses that have little to no knowledge or experience in this sector. We make this process worry-free.

Education

One of 20 Government of Canada executives who graduated from the Institute on

Governance, Executive Leadership Development Program in 2013.

Master’s degree in Co-operative Public Administration (MPA) from Carleton

University.

Honours Bachelor Co-operative Urban Planning degree from the University of

Waterloo.

Certificate in Urban Planning from Oxford Polytechnic Institute in Oxford, England.

Experience

I worked for all three Government of Canada central agencies and nine departments for over 30 plus years. During this time, I earned the opportunity to hold several executive positions for Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Including:

  • Director of Federal-Provincial-Territorial and International Relations, reporting to the

       Director-General of the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises.

  • Director of Business Planning and Management Services reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer

  • Director of Strategic Review reported to the Deputy Minister.

  • Director of Financial Policy.

  • Director of Project Management for PSPCs Transformation Team.

 

I also worked for all three Central Agencies: the Privy Council Office, Finance Canada, and the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada.

Accomplishments

I successfully established the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative (CCPI) where I convinced twelve Canadian Provinces and Territories, and 160 MASH sector entities (Municipalities, Academic institutions, Schools, and Hospitals) to join the program and leverage our joint public sector buying power for the benefit of Canadians. In 2019-20, these entities jointly purchased $7.5 Million in goods and this number is increasing every year. The CCPI’s Three-Year Plan had over 100 procurement instruments, including instruments that were of assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic. This collaborative approach was of tremendous benefit when Covid-19 emerged.

I was also responsible for maintaining Canadian procurement relations with Italy, Chile,

Korea, the United States, and the United Kingdom. We participated in the Multilateral

Meeting on Government Procurement (MMGP) Committee in order to share best practices, lessons learned, new trends, and what is not working as all of these countries have a centralized procurement model.

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RACHEL CROSSAN

Vice-President

I am a proud Franco-Ontarian leader who has worked in both the private and public sectors for 30 plus years. Both Sean and I are bilingual. We love traveling around the world, learning about new cultures, and spending time with our two daughters. We have been involved in activities that make our community a better place, not-for-profit organizations are more accessible, and local businesses more successful.

Professionally, my experiences working with public, private, and not-for-profit organizations have allowed me to gain supreme financial management and problem-solving skills. I love to help private businesses and non-profit organizations solve lingering financial problems and also, take the pain out of administrative procurement work.

Education

Baccalaureat en Science Sociale de l’Universite d’Ottawa. As part of my degree, I

participated in the Tel Dor archaeological dig located in Israel

Experience

Over the course of my thirty-years plus career, I held numerous managerial roles, including:

  • Community Outreach and Development Assistant for a Member of Parliament.

  • Membership and Development Manager, Arts Ottawa East, a not-for-profit

       organization.

  • Corporate Services Manager and Registrar for two administrative Federal Government Tribunals.

  • General Manager, Rideau Lakes Houseboat Vacations reporting directly to the Board of Directors

Accomplishments

My most proud accomplishments came from my time as a Community Outreach and Development Assistant for a Member of Parliament where I was instrumental in guiding Orléans not-for-profit organizations and businesses to expand and secure government resources.

I played a key role in establishing and setting up the Registry of the Specific Claims Tribunal which was one of the first federal Indigenous Tribunals in Canada. It is an independent adjudicative body created to decide First Nations’ specific land claims.