Brief Introduction to the Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive

All public sector organizations in Ontario must adhere to the Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive when making procurement decisions. The Directive is essentially a legal rule book for spending tax dollars, and must be adhered to by all BPS institutions receiving in excess of $10 million in government funding. The purpose of the Directive is to:

  • Ensure that publicly funded goods and services, including construction, consulting services and information technology, are acquired by BPS organizations through a process that is open, fair and transparent;
  • Outline responsibilities of BPS organizations throughout each stage of the procurement process; and
  • Ensure that procurement processes are managed consistently throughout the BPS

More information on the BPS Procurement Directive can be found in the Ontario Ministry of Finance’s Implementation Guidebook.

Nicholas Cloet

Nicholas Cloet

Project & Research Manager at My Sustainable Canada
Nicholas is a Project and Research Manager with My Sustainable Canada. He contributes to the 3P Mentorship Program with research, resource development, and other technical/creative support.
Nicholas Cloet
Nicholas CloetBrief Introduction to the Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive

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