Health Care Facility Developer RFP Tips: The Evaluators Speak

This is a one and a half hour-long panel with senior evaluators from three health care jurisdictions in Metro Vancouver. Health care facility development is accelerating in the region with major projects underway and/or coming on stream. Fraser Health Authority’s Royal Columbian Hospital and health care precinct development is estimated to be the largest in size and scope in the province in over thirty years.

These experts will 1) provide practical information / advice on their competition process; 2) deliver insights about trends and opportunities; and, 3) help improve the quality of proposals for the benefit of all involved.

Among the panelists will be Tom Sparrow, Chief Project Officer,North Island Hospitals PPP Project and Ken Mah, Director, Planning and Projects, Lower Mainland Health Facilities Management (Fraser Health).

Join us for a no-holds-barred discussion with three Metro Vancouver health care officials to learn:

  • What works, what doesn’t
  • The biggest mistakes they see
  • Things few proponents think to do but that would be helpful to evaluators and provide an advantage to proponents
  • Questions not asked that would make a difference

Evaluators will answer questions about all stages of the proponent selection process in an open Q&A format.

Who should attend:

  • Firm principals responsible for business growth
  • Business development leads
  • Marketing professionals
  • Proposal coordinators – including Administrative Assistants involved in proposal assembly

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Ken Mah, Architect AIBC, LEED AP
Ken Mah is currently Director, Planning and Projects for Lower Mainland Facilities Management (Fraser Health) a position he’s held for three years after serving for two as manager of Strategic Planning. Before joining the public service, Ken worked as an architect for nearly 20 years with two local firms Kasian Architecture and CJP Architecture.

Tom Sparrow
Tom Sparrow is the Chief Project Officer for the $606.2M North Island Hospitals PPP Project. Mr. Sparrow has a long history of success and experience working as the project lead for many Canadian federal and provincial government infrastructure projects including most recently as Project Director for the $302.8M Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa project, and as Chief Project Officer for the $350M Iqaluit International Airport Improvement Project for Partnerships BC.

Mr. Sparrow also provides Advisory Services to the Auditor General of Canada in addition to providing guidance and support to other Canadian Provincial and Territorial Agencies and private sector healthcare related companies.

He is a Certified Project Manager (PMP) and holds an MSc. Health Information Sciences from the University of Victoria and an MBA from Athabasca University. He has also been actively involved with the Project Management Institute and lectures at the University of Victoria and healthcare conferences throughout the world.

Tara Rogers
Tara Rogers is the recently-appointed Deputy Chief Project Officer for the $1.3b Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Project.

Before accepting this role, Ms Rogers spent ten years combined as a bid director for John Laing Investments Limited and Balfour Beatty Investments where she led several P3 bids.

She has also worked on the public sector side as a Project Director at Partnerships BC.

Before moving to Canada, Ms Rogers cut her teeth in the banking industry in London England in various roles with the American Express Bank, NIB Capital and the Munich-based Bayerische Landesbank.

Tara is originally from Zimbabwe and holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree with majors in Finance and Economics from the University of Cape Town.

Registration Policy

You must pre-register by the Monday prior to the event. Please email info@csmps.com to register if you chose to make payment via cheque and include a copy of your registration email with your cheque.

Please make cheques payable to:
Canadian Society for Marketing Professional Services
PO Box 17507
The Ritz PO
Vancouver BC V6E 0B2

Cancellation Policy

Due to the financial commitments CSMPS must incur to provide our members with quality programming, cancellations are accepted until 3 business days prior to the event. No-shows and cancellations after this deadline will not be refunded. Thank you for your understanding and respect for this policy.

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