Resume of Michael Asner

Phone:         604.530.7881
Fax:             604.530.7881
Skype:         michael.asner
Email:          michael@rfpmentor.com
Website:      www.rfpmentor.com

Work History

1984-Present     Michael Asner Consulting
1974-1984         Founding Partner, Gellman Hayward & Partners ( I.T. Consultants)
1972-1974         Manufacturers Life - System Analyst
1968-1972         Medcom Medical Computer Company, System Designer
1966-1967         Newtonbrook Secondary School, North York, Ontario, Mathematics Teacher

Current Activities (2016-2017)

In recent times, I have restricted my work to Speeches & Workshops, Litigation Support, and Reference Publications.

Speeches & Workshops

In the last little while, I have spoken about two broad issues: best RFP practices, and Selling to Government/Creating Winning Proposals.

I have spoken to a wide variety of public sector groups and agencies at professional development events and conferences:

I have provided proposal writing training to organizations such as Yukon College and Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada.

Litigation Support

We have provided litigation support to both public agencies and legal firms including:

Reference Publications

We are North America’s largest publisher of RFP reference material. Our handbook, The Request for Proposal Handbook, is now in it’s fifth edition (since 1995) and is being used by more than 5000 public agencies. 

Major Activities - 2011 to 2015

Consulting

Training/Speaking

Major Activities - 2010

Consulting

Training/Speaking

 

Major Activities - 2008 to 2009

Consulting    

Training/Speaking

Major Activities – 2006 to 2007

Consulting

Training/Speaking

Major Activities  – 2005

Consulting      

 

Major Activities – 2004

Consulting      

Training/Speaking

 

Major Activities – 2003

Consulting

Training/Speaking   

 

Major Activities – 2002

Consulting

Training/Speaking

 

Major Activities – 2001

Consulting

MERX. Between 1996 and 2001, I was retained by MERX to identify value-added services for both the Buyers, who submitted procurement opportunities, and their 35000 subscribers, primarily vendors wanting to sell to government in Canada. This work took approximately 25% of my time and included the following tasks:      

Training/Speaking     

 

Major Activities - 2000

Consulting

Training / Speaking

 

Major Activities – 1997 - 1999

Consulting

Training/Speaking      

Major Activities - 1984 to 1997

Consulting

1996 BC Ministry of Transport, Photo Radar Project. Procurement Officer I was hired to assist the project team formed to select and implement new photo radar system. Tasks included Familiarize with documentation, interview project team, recommend procurements strategy, run project RFP meetings, preparation of draft RFP including construction of a draft contract, review of outstanding issues, preliminary negotiation of contract with two leading vendors.

1996 BC Motor Vehicles Branch Revised Licensing Project - Procurement Officer. I was hired to assist the project team formed to select and implement new software for modifying the way drivers' licenses were issued. Tasks included initial familiarization with documentation, interview project team, recommend procurement strategy, run project RFP meetings, preparation of draft RFP, preparation of Evaluators Guide, running the evaluation meetings, and facilitating consensus of the project team.

Between 1984 and 1997 I offered similar services related to RFPs as those described above. I gave workshops in both the U.S. and Canada. I spoke at conferences. I wrote and published reference texts and provided consulting advice and assistance. During the period 1984 through 1997, some of my clients included:

 

Publications

I have been writing and publishing books and articles since 1980. I have written a column for Government Reseller during the 1990s and for Summit magazine from 1998-2003. Most of my articles and books have dealt with public procurement and RFPs. Listed below are the books that I've published (excluding the two books identified in section 3 above:

 

Education

1962-1966     University of Toronto, B.A. Sc. (Engineering Physics)
1967-1968     Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, M.A.
                      (Computers & Statistics)