Office of the Procurement Ombudsman Annual Report 2016-2017
The 2016-2017 Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) Annual Report was tabled in Parliament on October 6, 2017.
The Minister of Public Services and Procurement
Pursuant to subsection 22.3(1) of the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act, it is an honour and a pleasure to submit the Procurement Ombudsman Annual Report for the 2016–2017 fiscal year.
Interim Procurement Ombudsman
Ottawa, July 2017
To promote fairness, openness and transparency in federal procurement.
- Providing equal treatment to all current and potential suppliers.
- Providing all potential suppliers with the opportunity to submit bids for government procurement.
- Providing information to Canadians in a timely manner that facilitates public scrutiny of the decisions made and actions undertaken.
The Department of Public Works and Government Services Act provides the authorities for the Procurement Ombudsman to exercise his mandate as follows:
- Review the practices of departments for acquiring goods and services to assess their fairness, openness and transparency and make recommendations to improve those practices;
- Review complaints with respect to the award of a contract for the acquisition of goods below $25,000 and services below $100,000 (including taxes);
- Review complaints with respect to the administration of a contract, regardless of dollar value; and
- Ensure that an alternative dispute resolution process is provided, if requested and agreed to by both parties to a federal contract.
Office of the Procurement Ombudsman employees are guided in their work and their professional conduct by committing to the values of respect, impartiality, professionalism and transparency.
Table of contents
- Message from the Interim Procurement Ombudsman
- Profile of contacts
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