Core Policy and Procedures Manual - Amendment Summary
March 2006

6.0 Procurement

6.3.1 Procurement Planning – Policy 5 is revised to clarify that a cost / benefit justification is not required when entering into a contract for the continuation of a service. Rather, the ministry may rely upon the cost / benefit justification provided for the original service contract, if it is still relevant. If not, the ministry must either update it as necessary or provide a new cost / benefit justification. This policy does not apply to contracts awarded through an option to renew clause.

6.3.2a Pre-award and Solicitation – All Procurement – Employee household relocation services are added to, and regional and economic development services are removed from, the chart of CSAs.

6.3.2 b Pre-award and Solicitation – Goods – Policy 5 is revised to clarify the purpose of a Notice of Intent in goods procurement. A link to a Notice of Intent information page has been added.

6.3.2c Pre-award and Solicitation – Services and Construction – Policy 7 is revised to clarify the purpose and use of a Notice of Intent in services and construction procurement. A link to a Notice of Intent information page has been added.

6.3.3a Contract Award – All Procurement – The word "only" is removed from policy 1 to clarify the conditions under which a direct award may be made.

6.3.3e Contract Award – Administration – Policy 11 is revised to indicate that a Privacy Protection Schedule is not required as an attachment to a contract involving personal information if it is not intended that the public body will own or control the personal information.


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