Core Policy and Procedures Manual - Amendment Summary
Part I: Procurement
(b) policy 1 streamlines procurement policy to support procurement
shared services by replacing the current thresholds at which Common
Business Services (CBS), Ministry of Labour and Citizen's Services,
must be used to acquire goods or services with a negotiation process
between each ministry and CBS to determine where CBS can add value
to the procurement processes required by the ministry for its
business needs. The thresholds remain as a default, but are overridden
where a negotiated agreement is achieved. (See also 6.3.2
(c) policy 1 and 6.3.5
(a) policy 9. Note section 6.3.3 (c) Purchase Authority Delegation
Goods is deleted.)
(d) policy 3 establishes a requirement for ministries to inform
CBS when they are undertaking a disposal of assets or intellectual
property under their legislative authority or as a result of Treasury
Board Directive or Order. (See also 6.3.4
(f) policy 2.)
(e) policy 1 establishes the responsibility of Deputy Ministers
to ensure their employees are aware of the provisions of the Copyright
Act that pertain to making copies of works.
(f) policy 10 establishes the authority of CBS to allocate
revenue from the disposal of intellectual property to a ministry.
Part II: Vendor Complaint Review Process for Government Procurement
II establishes a Vendor Complaint Review Process (VCRP) to ensure
an impartial hearing of vendor complaints concerning government's
procurement activities in a consistent, fair and timely manner,
and to identify ways to make improvements in the procurement process.
Ministries are responsible for their procurement activities, and
also have prime responsibility for reviewing complaints. The Procurement
Governance Office (PGO), as a governance body independent of the
procurement processes, will provide overall management of the VCRP,
and review complaints not satisfactorily concluded at the ministry
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