Internet — September 29, 2020
at the service
of the citizens. JohnQ at your service.
all the time. Businesses, municipalities,
taxpayers and the environment.
what you expect. Expect more with JohnQ.
Fibre optic high-speed Internet is coming to communities in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region (WMR).
The project is a partnership of John Q Public Inc., the economic development arm owned by the WMR, and RFNOW Inc., a Manitoba-based Internet Service Provider (ISP). The first six communities who are part of Phase One will be connected over the next 12 months, with other Winnipeg Metro Region- JohnQ communities expected to be connected as the project pushes forward.
We Create Opportunities
Faced with new and emerging challenges, today’s elected leaders are responding by proactively aligning efforts with each other, with other levels of government, administrators, suppliers, business and industry.
Our regional vision for action anticipates and solve problems together where it makes sense, while maintaining our individual autonomy.
This is our platform to drive change. Working together, we can harness all our economies of scale — using public resources in the best way possible, engineering our capacity and increasing our competitiveness while improving the quality of life
for our communities.
We are JohnQ
We deliver regional services and develop strategic projects in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region to make communities better.
John Q was built by Metro Region leaders, led by a Board of Directors from the founding municipalities and informed by an expert business advisory council.
Through JohnQ, municipalities will be able to coordinate services, purchase professionally and secure better value, keeping one eye on today without compromising tomorrow.
We believe we can do better for communities, for our province and for our future, and that’s what we intend to do.
Municipal leadership at the
service of our citizens.
To create value in interdependent systems, look across, not down.
Great leaders value and strengthen their partnerships with each other, other governments, NGOs, business and industry.
You get what you expect.
We expect to find, or create, solutions where everyone wins.
- Elected Leaders
- End users
- The Environment
Buy through JohnQ
JohnQ members save time.
Typical acquisition costs for municipal purchases is 2 – 5% of the product or service cost. This is administrative time spent researching, drafting bids and rfps, selecting suppliers, finalizing contracts and managing product or service delivery. Where would your time be better spent?
JohnQ members reduce risk.
Best practice in procurement includes:
- detailed assessments of the clients’ needs
- clear and consistent criteria for comparison
- open access to the entire marketplace and the full range of options
- due diligence in provider selection
- professional, legal contract finalization
- fulfilment and warranty management
Be confident in your purchasing decision, now and throughout the life of the contract.
JohnQ members get better value.
As Leaders, we must look beyond price for value. By expecting more, we find solutions that are better for our communities over the long term.
JohnQ members save money.
Economies of scale benefit consumers and producers alike: our business partners enjoy predictability; we enjoy favourable unit costs.
Sell through JohnQ
JohnQ simplifies doing business with government.
Get clear specifications on bids and RFP’s.
Stop wasting time on requests that don’t include enough, or the right, information.
Be confident that your proposals are compared fully and fairly against competitors.
Access multiple markets through one gateway.
JohnQ has 12 shareholder municipalities, but members can include any public purchasers in Canada such as governments, crown corporations, or school divisions.
Plan more effectively around predictable sales and reduce the costs of holding too much, or too little, product volume or service capacity.
Use increased purchasing capacity to drive down your unit costs.
Explore growth opportunities.
Use your enhanced purchasing power to introduce new product offerings and open new supplier markets.