The Office of the Procurement Ombudsman's organizational structure
Deputy Procurement Ombudsman
Procurement inquiries and reviews
- Respond to inquiries and complaints
- Investigate complaints
- Provide alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services
- Conduct studies and reviews on federal government contracting practices
Quality assurance and risk management
- Monitor and share issues,trends and develoments in procurement
- Ensure quality is built into all OPO processes and controls are in place to identify and responds risks
Communications and corporate management
- Implement outreach activities to raise awareness of OPO's services
- Produce communications products
- Provide strategic and operational services which allow the office to run in a smooth and organized manner
The Executive team
Mr. Alexander Jeglic, Procurement Ombudsman
Mr. Alexander Jeglic has been named Procurement Ombudsman, effective April 3, 2018, for a 5 year term.
Alex is a lawyer by background and most recently served as General Counsel for PPP Canada Inc., a federal Crown Corporation, where he was involved in the procurement processes for large infrastructure projects. He previously held positions of increased responsibility in the United States and Canada including at the Canadian Commercial Corporation as Senior Legal Counsel and the Australian Trade Commission as Business Development Manager and International Trade Advisor in Washington (DC). Throughout Alex’s legal and professional career, he has focused primarily on procurement, contracting and dispute resolution which will serve him well as Procurement Ombudsman.
Alex graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a Bachelor of Arts (Law), with a concentration in Business Law, in 2000. In 2001, Alex completed the Cornell Law School Paris Summer Institute program in international and comparative law and in 2003 completed a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Chicago, Illinois with a certificate in International Law.
Alex has also been teaching procurement law at Carleton University since 2010. Alex and his wife Shelley have 4 children.
David Rabinovitch, Deputy Procurement Ombudsman
Mr. Rabinovitch has been a member of the Federal Public Service since 1998, and has over 24 years of private and public sector experience leading and managing teams.
Prior to joining the public sector, he lived and worked in the Kansai region of Japan for 5 years, first teaching English as a second language, and then founding a small company that developed curriculum and provided training to Japanese business executives in preparation for overseas postings.
Upon returning to Canada, Mr. Rabinovitch obtained Civil and Common Law degrees from McGill University in Montréal, and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1998. Since joining the Federal Public Service, he has specialized in the areas of investment analysis, policy development, client service, financial management, strategic and business planning, and communications.
Mr. Rabinovitch previously worked at the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) as the Director of Communications and Corporate Management, prior to joining the Department of Fisheries and Oceans as Senior Director of National Portfolio Strategy. He rejoined OPO as Deputy Procurement Ombudsman in April 2017.
Margherita Finn, Director, Procurement Inquiries and Reviews
Margherita joined the Public Service in 1990 and has spent all of her career at Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), with the exception of 9 month period when she joined the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) to help set-up its operations in 2007.
Over the past 25 years Margherita has held various positions at PSPC. She spent 15 years as a procurement officer buying goods and services and selling ammunition and aircrafts to foreign governments. Margherita was a senior Risk Analyst to PSPC's first Chief Risk Officer, and a principal auditor in the Office of Audit and Evaluation. Prior to returning to OPO in April 2014, Margherita was the Director of the Special Investigations Directorate, responsible for conducting administrative investigations into allegations of wrongdoing, impropriety and mismanagement in PSPC.
Eimer Sim, Director, Quality Assurance and Risk Management
Having joined the Federal Public Service in 1998, Eimer's public sector experience has focused mostly in the areas of internal and external auditing.
Prior to joining the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman in April 2012, Eimer was the Director of Quality Assessment and Strategic Issues in Public Services and Procurement Canada's Office of Audit and Evaluation. Previously, she held various positions at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada over the course of 10 years.
Throughout her career, Eimer has been involved in the development of publicly available reports focused on areas for improvement in government operations and performance. Key components of these reports were action-oriented and practical recommendations aimed at correcting systemic issues.
Eimer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Administration from Concordia University in Montréal.
Anik Trépanier, Director, Communications and Corporate Management
Anik joined Public Services and Procurement Canada in late 2000, starting in what was then called Government Telecommunications and Informatics Services (GTIS), a predecessor to the Chief Information Officer Branch. She held progressively more challenging positions, and, in 2006, joined the Deputy Minister's (DM) Office as a Strategic Advisor. After 18 months there, she went on to manage the Ministers' Regional Offices Program until she got another call from the Deputy Minister's Office, this time, to become the DM's Chief of Staff. This unique opportunity lasted three-and-a-half years, after which time she joined the newly created National Fighter Procurement Secretariat, looking at the acquisition process that will be used to replace the CF-18 fleet. In late 2013, Anik returned to a corporate function, leading the Business Planning and Management Services of the Policy, Planning and Communications Branch until June 2016, where she joined the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman as the Director, Communications and Corporate Management.
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