Each year the public sector of Nova Scotia spends close to $2 Billion dollars.
If you answered yes to any of these questions now is the time to learn more!
Supplier Development helps vendors understand where to find tender opportunities. We want to help our companies have every chance to compete in local markets and beyond.
The Province is committed to the following principles of public procurement: open, fair, sustainable, transparent, consistent, effective, efficient and competitive. We strive to ensure all procurements meet these principles and achieve best value.
Not just looking at the initial purchase price, but considering also the total cost of ownership including such things as delivery, packaging, installation, staff training, supplies, maintenance and disposal. It is looking at not just the economic aspects of a purchase, but considering the environmental and social aspects as well where appropriate.
How does a business find out what the province buys?
Depending on the dollar value of what is needed, different processes apply.
The first option is mandatory use of an existing Standing Offer, if one exists. For more information on Standing Offers please click link.
If no standing offer exists and the purchase is Over $2,500, the department will procure the good, service and construction as follows:
For low value purchases, departments will:
If the values are $10,000 and over for Goods, $50,000 and over for Services and $100,000 and over for Construction, departments must work with Procurement to conduct a competitive process. Open competitions are posted on the Nova Scotia Procurement Web Portal.
Register for our Tender Opportunities Notification Service (TONS) and receive tender opportunities directly in your inbox.
Attend our annual event Building Opportunities in Public Sector Purchasing to meet Government buyers.
Sign up for our Supplier Newsletter, Growing Opportunities by e-mailing email@example.com
If you have a question or concern, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org