Current reviews

Reviews of procurement practices

Procurement practice reviews of the following federal organizations are currently underway:

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP): launched June 2020
  • Parks Canada: launched July 2020
  • Transport Canada: launched July 2020
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC): launched September 2020
  • Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA): launched November 2020
  • Natural Resources Canada (NRCan): launched November 2020

As determined through the Five-Year Procurement Practice Review Plan 2018 to 2023, the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman has launched procurement practice reviews of the RCMP, Parks Canada, Transport Canada, IRCC, CBSA, and NRCan. These federal organizations were selected for review based on a consideration of the value and volume of their respective annual procurement activities as well as the time since their respective procurement activities were subject to an internal audit or review.

The objective of these reviews is to determine whether practices pertaining to evaluation and selection plans, solicitation, and evaluation of bids and contract award were conducted in a manner consistent with applicable sections of the Treasury Board Contracting Policy, the Financial Administration Act and regulations made under it, and supported the principles of fairness, openness and transparency.

The Procurement Ombudsman also launched, in August 2020, a procurement practice review related to 6 sole-sourced contracts awarded to the WE Charity and its affiliates.

The final report of each review is expected to be posted on our website within a year of the launch date of the review.

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