Jon Mack joined CFN Consultants in September 2016 following 32 years in the Public Service of Canada.
Jon started his career in procurement and project management in 1984 with Supply and Services Canada (now Public Services and Procurement Canada). Over the course of 20-plus years with that department, he specialized in major procurements for the Department of National Defence. Early in his career he worked with the Canadian Army on their medium and heavy wheeled vehicle projects, followed by various projects for the Royal Canadian Air Force including a military air traffic control system, search and rescue helicopters, military helicopters and strategic lift aircraft. His final project was for the procurement of arctic offshore patrol ships for the Royal Canadian Navy.
He joined National Defence in 2008 as the Project Manager for the Medium Support Vehicle System project (wheeled vehicles for the Canadian Army). In 2011, he became Director Land Procurement, leading a team responsible for the provision of procurement and financial services and advice to the Canadian Army and to Canadian Special Operations Forces.
After participating throughout 2013 in the development of what would become the Canadian Government’s new Defence Procurement Strategy, he became the departmental lead for its implementation upon its announcement. Of note, Jon led the development of the business case that resulted in National Defence obtaining the authority to contract on its own behalf for requirements up to $5M, and subsequently led activities for the first phase of its implementation.
In 2015, he became Director General Procurement Services while remaining departmental lead for the Defence Procurement Strategy. In this role, he was responsible for cyber, space and informatics procurements as well as for major service procurements including pilot and aircrew training, health care and relocation requirements.
Jon graduated from McMaster University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Physics), and received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa in 1988. He was certified as a Project Management Professional in 1999.
His expertise in government procurement and project management will be of valuable assistance to clients as they pursue opportunities. He is able to assist clients in various matters relating to Canadian government procurement policy and process, terms and conditions, costing, requirements definition, bidding strategies, development of sole source opportunities, as well as contract management and dispute resolution.