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.
Depending on the dollar value of what is needed, different proccesses apply.
Low Value Purchases
Goods under $10,000, Services or Construction under $25,000
For low value purchases, departments can:
Use an Existing Standing Offer (in some cases these are mandatory):
High Value Purchases
Goods above $10,000, Services and Construction over $25,000
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Register for our Tender Opportunities Notification Service (TONS) and receive tender opportunities directly in your inbox.
Reverse Trade Show
Attend our annual event Building Opportunities in Public Sector Purchasing to meet Government buyers.
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