BPS Procurement Directive

Posted on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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 Finance website for more information by clicking below links:

BPS Procurement Directive
Questions and Answers prepared by Ontario Ministry of Finance
Presentation by Ontario Ministry of Finance

Effective April 1st, 2011, the BPS Procurement Directive (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.

To understand how the BPS Procurement Directive affects procurement at the University of Guelph,

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