Statement of Operations for the year ended March 31, 2017
Statement of Operations
|Expenses||2016 to 2017
|Salaries and employee benefits||2,497|
|Information and communication||98|
|Materials and supplies||45|
|Corporate services provided by PWGSC (See Note 3)||360|
The following notes are an integral part of the Statement of Operations.
Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
Notes to the Statement of Operations for the year ended March 31, 2017.
1. Authority and objective
The position of Procurement Ombudsman was established through amendments to the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act. The Procurement Ombudsman’s mandate is further defined in the Procurement Ombudsman Regulations. The Office of the Procurement Ombudsman’s mission is to promote fairness, openness and transparency in federal procurement.
2. Parliamentary authority
The funding approved by Treasury Board for the operation of the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman is part of the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada (DPWGSC)Footnote 1's appropriation and consequently, the Office is subject to the legislative, regulatory and policy frameworks. Nonetheless, implicit in the nature and purpose of the Office is the need for OPO to fulfill its mandate in an independent fashion and be seen to do so by maintaining an arm’s-length relationship with DPWGSC.
3. Related party transactions
|Corporate services provided by DPWGSC||($000)|
- Footnote 1
The Department of Public Works and Government Services or Public Works and Government Services Canada, is now referred to as Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
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