New Public Procurement Act to be Proclaimed Next Month

The Public Procurement Act, which helps modernize procurement by provincial public bodies, will come into effect on March 24, 2018. Regulations to accompany the act have now been published in the Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette.

The regulations include rules regarding open call for bid thresholds; exceptions; group purchasing; delegation of authority; absence of bids; limited calls for bids and procedures; change orders and extensions; and reporting requirements.

Rules relating to supplier debriefings, the complaint process and supplier performance will come into effect six months after the rest of the act is proclaimed.