About RTPS

Our Story

David Rourke and Duane Donnelly first met while working as consultants at Deloitte in Canada. As their experience grew and their understanding of the contemporary procurement landscape became more refined, the two consultants came to the realization that there was an underserved market for procurement services in Canada: organizations with sizable operating budgets that weren’t quite big enough to justify their own in-house procurement department. The value proposition was even stronger when it came to nonprofit organizations. They knew how third-party professional procurement services could help nonprofits overcome challenges related to heavily scrutinized spending, compliance issues, internal resource constraints and precarious revenue streams. They just had to get the word out there! It's from these initial observations that Round Table Procurement Services was born.

Round Table intentionally decided to customize their approach to procurement. They tailor their services specifically to the needs of their clients. Instead of using the more traditional "blanket solution" approach to procurement (where often, these "solutions" may not generate the intended benefits), RTPS's sustainable, “hands-on” approach allows them to maintain the forward momentum of each procurement initiative. As a result, Round Table is able to disseminate sector-specific learnings across a wide-variety of organizations facing similar, or unique, challenges.

While maintaining a commitment to the highest professional standards, Round Tables' approach to procurement continues to evolve. We shall use our experiences from the field to continue to develop new services and approaches to your procurement challenges, in the hopes that, one day, every nonprofit may leverage our expertise and enjoy the high-impact outcomes our services can provide.

Our Approach to Procurement

Completely focused on professional procurement.

Professional procurement is about intimately understanding the needs of your client, and how best to acquire them. To do this effectively, you have to understand the procurement process and all its nuances. Round Table does. We can offer nonprofit organizations the necessary expertise and due diligence required to increase the benefits and reduce the risk associated with spending in the nonprofit sector. This provides you and your staff with the ability to focus on providing your community the services they so desparately need. In a nutshell, we focus on our core business - so you can focus on yours!

Utilize our extensive experience and supplier network.

Over the years, our team has evolved into a highly capable and efficient one. We leverage our well-defined tools, templates and procedures to streamline the procurement process and drive improvements. RTPS has also developed strong relationships with many key suppliers and service providers across a vast array of spend categories. As a result, we have an intimate understanding of each industry, how best to work with all the players involved to maximize efficiencies for both our clients and our preferred supplier partners.

Fresh perspective and nimble operations.

As a company of the new millenium, we benefit from the fresh perspective and advanced tools that has grown in our industry over the past two decades. We are not bound by "old-school" procurement practices that bind purchasers to inefficient, often outdated procurement tools and procedures. Nor are we concerned with doing things "the way they have always been done” just for the sake of it. Now, don't get us wrong. Some procedures and practices work, and work well - they have become the industry standard because of this. This we understand and will employ these practices where necessary. But there are other ways - successful ways that we've developed - that can help buyers and suppliers recognize new opportunities for win-win partnerships. Our ability to think outside the box allows us to offer your organization a custom-made solution that will harvest benefits long into the future. Our ability to quickly adapt to changes in the market, the economy and the nonprofit sector allow us to create new and exciting opportunities that will benefit all our clients!

Success Stories

Our Team


David Rourke - Principle and co-founder

I am one of the co-founders and owners of RTPS. One of my primary responsibilities is to ensure we always meet the needs of our clients. Ultimately, my role is the same as the rest of our team: to show up everyday to do what our clients need to be done.
Truly, my favourite part of my job is helping organizations do great work. Duane and I started Round Table to help nonprofits deliver on their social missions - seeing that vision come to life has been incredibly rewarding.
When I’m not working, I try to spend as much time as possible with my family and friends. Cheering for my favourite sports teams also consumes more of my time than I’d like to admit.


Duane Donnelly - Principle and co-founder

I’m one of the co-founders and owners of Round Table (since way back in 2002!) I primarily manage partnerships, develop strategy and carry out procurement initiatives on behalf of clients. What I enjoy most about my job is delivering tangible results for clients. It’s very satisfying to help guide an organization through a complex procurement initiative that has a real impact on operations. We respect the fact that client staff have many other responsibilities so our approach is to facilitate our projects in such a way that we make the most effective use of their valuable time.
Outside of work I spend a lot of time co-managing a busy household, complete with three kids and a giant dog. I’m also kept busy organizing a gang of over-the-hill hockey players, reading for pleasure or (poorly) banging on an old guitar.

Procurement Associate

Duane Madgett

As a Procurement Associate with RTPS, my job is to act as a liaison between our clients and the vendors we support. The most rewarding part of my job is client satisfaction. It feels great to be able to help relieve some of their stress, either through helping them save money or by supporting their day-to-day procurement activities.
When I'm not working, my key pursuit (outside of all things family-related) is music! I enjoy playing drums, attending live performances and discovering new artists. Second to that would be the great outdoors. Biking, hiking and hockey.

Procurement Associate

Paul Stanford

As a Senior Consultant with RTPS my role is to support our clients by overseeing the RFP process in selecting vendors and managing relationships, as well as related day-to-day activities. Ensuring a high level of service is a big part of my role. My favourite part of my job is developing strong, healthy relationships. I take a great deal of satisfaction seeing the client’s needs being fulfilled.
When I’m not working, I try to spend time in the backcountry of our beautiful province as often as possible (while minimizing my encounters with bears and wolves, of course.) Composing music and spending time with my girlfriend and our dog are also top priority.

Procurement Associate

Paola Torres

As a procurement associate with RTPS, I hold a variety of roles. One of my core responsibilties is the sourcing of suppliers and their services and ensuring they meet RTPS compliance requirements. I also work in conjunction with the team assisting and managing the business process associated with the RFQ, RFI and RFP process. My favourite part of my role is collaborating with and supporting our clients in their initiatives. I pride myself on completing projects in the most efficient and reliable manner possible, respecting budgets and timelines. I love to create new relationships and I tend to be warm with people and respectful in their ideas.
When I am not working, I cherish my new role as a mother, taking family walks in the forest with my husband or taking my son to the park - just the two of us! Soon I'll be introducing him to climbing. I also participate in an annual global community event “Pay it Forward”, helping distribute food in my community.

Procurement Associate

Jason Chin

I am responsible for Round Table’s clients in Alberta. Whether it’s managing the RFP process or re-engineering processes and policies, I participate in the many facets of supply chain on a daily basis.
My favourite part of the job is using my skills to make a difference for nonprofit organizations. The thought that cost reductions through procurement initiatives lead to enhanced programming (instead of an executive buying another sports car) is what gets me up in the morning!
When I’m not at work, my life revolves around my children - watching, participating, and volunteering for any activities that they participate in. I also enjoy “paying it forward” in the community such as volunteering for Breakfast Clubs of Canada.

Procurement Associate

Cynthia Perry

I am responsible for coordinating and supporting new projects at Round Table. My primary focus is the Ontario Nonprofit Network Purchasing Program which helps non-profit organizations by offering pre-discounted, pre-negotiated rates from our preferred suppliers.
I really enjoy the interactions I have with our nonprofit and charity representatives. They are facing ever-increasing funding pressure so it feels great when I can help them find ways to save money.
When I’m not working, I like to stay informed about Canadian and world issues and I play a variety of sports. I also volunteer my time officiating sprint canoe kayak races for children, youth and adults

Procurement Associate

Anita Nwokolo

As a Procurement Associate, I work closely with RTPS's not-for-profit client to develop and implement a comprehensive procurement strategy that drives efficiency and achieves desired outcomes. One of my core responsibilities is managing the day-to-day operations of the procurement function for the client, including the development and support of new supplier agreements, purchasing solutions, policies, and processes. The most fulfilling part of my job is leveraging my expertise to deliver results that support clients' missions and goals, driving cost savings and improving processes.
Outside of work, my life revolves around my beautiful family. Watching them grow is my greatest source of happiness. When I have the opportunity to take a break from family responsibilities, I indulge in my passion for traveling the world. Exploring new destinations, experiencing different cultures, and discovering the beauty and wonders our world has to offer.

Procurement Associate

Scott Green

In my current role as Procurement Associate with RTPS, I collaborate and work closely with a key Client assisting with the expansion, growth, and transition of their Child Care Centres. My primary focus is procurement and logistics of supplies, furniture, fixtures, and equipment each of the Childcare Centres requires to deliver a high level of service. What excites me in my role is the opportunity to use my years of experience in the “for profit” world to help make a difference and give back in an important not for profit area such as Child Care. My down time is centred around our children and grandchildren, and spending as much time as possible at our cottage on PEI.