Lynda Allair, CPPO has almost thirty years experience in procurement within a variety of agencies.
Lynda is a Project Lead with the BPS Supply Chain Secretariat of the Ontario Ministry of Finance, Treasury Board Office. The Secretariat manages the OntarioBuys program which provides funding and advice to the province’s broader public sector (BPS) – currently principally, hospitals, school boards, colleges and universities - to help them modernize their supply chains and other back-office processes.
Prior to returning to the Ontario government, Lynda was Procurement Services Manager for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) - Canada’s largest mental health hospital - in Toronto, where she was responsible for all facets of the hospital's procurement functions. She was also a lead member for a number of working groups involved in post-merger amalgamation of functional groups, implementation of new initiatives and, more recently, the hospital’s Site Redevelopment.
Before joining CAMH, Lynda was Purchasing Agent for the Toronto Public Library, responsible for procurement of complex acquisitions and major projects, drafting policies and procedures and acting in an advisory capacity to senior staff and end-users. Prior to that she was Purchasing Officer for the Centre of Forensic Sciences (Ontario's forensic sciences laboratory), a department of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, responsible for all materials management functions, with emphasis on the acquisition and maintenance of scientific and computer equipment, acquisition and importation of sensitive and restricted materials, and control of all fixed assets.
Lynda is currently a Director for the Canadian Public Procurement Council, a member of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing’s Finance Committee (formerly Education) and an NIGP instructor, and a Past President of the Ontario Public Buyers Association.
On the Faculty of:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
CPPB & CPPO Prep
Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management in Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement
Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
Risk Management in Public Contracting
Sourcing in the Public Sector