Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive

Effective April 1st, 2011, the BPS Procurement Directive applies to designated broader public sector organizations under the Broader Public Sector Accountability act, 2010. Universities are one of the designated broader public sector organizations that are required to comply with the Directive. The Ontario Ministry of Finance Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive is based on the following five key principles that allow organizations to achieve value for money while following a procurement process that is fair and transparent to all stakeholders:

  • Accountability
  • Transparency 
  • Value for Money
  • Quality Service Delivery
  • Process Standardization

To learn more about the BPS Procurement Directive, click the following links:

BPS Procurement Directive Purpose
BPS Procurement Directive Principles
BPS Procurement Directive Requirements Overview
Supply Chain Code of Ethics
Competitive Procurement Thresholds
Procurement of Consulting Services
Non-Competitive Procurement and Exemptions
Competitive Bidding Process
Contract Management

You can also go to the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services website for more information.