What is the Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive?
The BPS Procurement Directive, issued by the Management Board of Cabinet, sets out procurement rules in the purchase of goods and services, by BPS organizations in Ontario, using public funds.
It improves accountability and transparency for procurement decisions and processes, and maximizes the value that BPS organizations receive from the use of public funds.
Who does the Procurement Directive apply to?
The BPS Procurement Directive applies to all designated BPS organizations under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010, such as:
- every hospital;
- every school board;
- every university;
- every college of applied arts and technology and post-secondary institution in Ontario;
- every approved agency designated as a Children’s Aid Society (CAS), under subsection 15 (2) of Part I of the Child and Family Services Act;
- every community care access corporation (CCAC);
- every corporation controlled by one or more designated broader public sector organizations that exists solely or primarily for the purpose of purchasing goods or services for the designated BPS organization or organizations;
- every provincially funded organization that received public funds of 10 million dollars, or more, in the previous fiscal year of the Government of Ontario;
- every organization that is prescribed for the purposes of this definition.
OECM and the BPS Procurement Directive
Every sourcing initiative undertaken by OECM is in compliance with the BPS Procurement Directive.
Want to know more?
More information about the BPS Procurement Directive can be found on the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Supply Chain Ontario website.