Procurement Policy

Significant revisions have been made to the Nova Scotia Sustainable Procurement Policy.  The revised procurement policy takes effect October 1st 2016 and includes several new elements:

 

  • Implementation of a category management approach for priority spending areas
  • Mandatory purchasing from established Standing Offers
  • Mandatory development of a Procurement Project Plan prior to the commencement of a procurement project
  • Increased public tendering thresholds
  • Introduction of Invitational Competitions
  • Introduction of Negotiated Request for Proposals (NRFPs)

 

In addition to the changes made in the policy, a detailed Procurement Manual has been developed to provide further guidance for procurement processes.

A series of webinars have been recorded to provide an overview of the various procurement processes and can be found here.

 

Terms & Conditions

Goods and Services

ATLANTIC STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS (ASTC), provides standard instructions which support tenders issued by the Atlantic provinces for goods and services.

 

Construction

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT GUIDELINES, provides the process for the administration of the Province of Nova Scotia construction contracts. The objective of these guidelines is to maintain a high level of confidence in the procurement and contract administration process by ensuring that bidding is fair, equitable, consistent, efficient, and undertaken in an open and competitive manner.

Significant revisions have been made to the Nova Scotia Sustainable Procurement Policy .  The revised procurement policy takes effect October 1st 2016 and includes several new elements:

· Implementation of a category management approach for priority spending areas

· Mandatory purchasing from established Standing Offers

· Mandatory development of a Procurement Project Plan prior to the commencement of a procurement project

· Increased public tendering thresholds

· Introduction of Invitational Competitions

· Introduction of Negotiated Request for Proposals (NRFPs)

 

In addition to the changes made in the policy, a detailed Procurement Manual has been developed to provide further guidance for procurement processes.

A series of webinars have been recorded to provide an overview of the various procurement processes and can be found here .

 

Click here for the Nova Scotia Sustainable Procurement Policy that is in effect only until October 1st 2016.


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