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About the BCEM


The BC Education Marketplace (BCEM) is a K-12 public school initiative, partnered with the Ministry of Education and created to deliver cost and administrative savings that can be reinvested in student education. BCEM provides:

  • • services to establish shared contracts for goods and services
  • • resources to support procurement best practices.

BCEM partners with subject matter experts from BC Districts in five BCASBO Zones for collaborative procurement projects. Teams are formed to research, develop and implement procurement strategies for specific goods or services.

The Procurement Steering Committee (PSC) governs BCEM and provides strategic direction. They represent each BCASBO Zone and oversee BCEM activities to ensure accountability and sector value.


Zone Representative


Lynda Minnabarriet, Secretary-Treasurer, SD74 (Gold Trail)

Fraser Valley, Metro & South Coast

Kim Morris, Secretary-Treasurer, SD40 (New Westminster)

Kootenay, Boundary

Natalie Verigin, Secretary-Treasurer, SD20 (Kootenay/Columbia)

North Coast, Northern Interior

Cam McIntrye, Secretary-Treasurer, School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert)

Vancouver Island

Jason Sanquist, Secretary-Treasurer, SD79 (Cowichan Valley)


We acknowledge and are grateful to all our partners, the Ministry of Education and BCASBO for ongoing support of BCEM.

? For any questions and/or concerns, please contact - info@bcedmarketplace.ca