Construction Law: Public Procurement: The Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive (Archived Video Stream) 

Oct. 27, 2011
Toronto Online


This is the archived version of a program presented on October 27, 2011. To order this format please click on the "REGISTER NOW" button.  

In response to the E-Health scandal, the Ontario provincial government introduced measures to promote fiscal accountability within the public sector -- first internally and now within the broader public sector. In particular, the government introduced the Broader Public Service Accountability Act, 2010 that paved the way for the Ontario Management Board of Cabinet to issue its procurement directive for the broader public sector. This directive applies as of April 1, 2011 to hospitals, school boards, colleges, universities and many other organizations, and will apply on January 1, 2012 to all organizations that received $10 million or more in Ontario government funding during the previous fiscal year.  The directive requires the formal adoption of the Supply Chain Code of Ethics, and also compliance with 25 procurement requirements relating to:

  • Approval authority schedules for the procurement of goods and services (e.g. consulting services must be competitively procured irrespective of dollar value);
  • Advertising, reviewing and evaluating tenders;
  • Contractual requirements for the agreements resulting from public procurement;
  • Conflict of interest, records retention and bid dispute resolution.

Come out to this informative seminar, and learn what you need to know to advise BPS organizations in order to ensure compliance with the directive.

Roger Gillott,
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Glenn Ackerley,
WeirFoulds LLP
Margaret MacDonald, Senior Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General/Natural Resources, Government of Ontario


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