In a context of fiscal restraint, public procurement is one of the primary tools with which government can have a material impact on growth and innovation in the broader economy. However, the government’s current approach to procurement undermines its capacity to do so.
The Province of Ontario should utilize every opportunity to leverage public sector procurement in transportation and transit development to spur innovation and support job creation in Canada
To implement public sector procurement policies that increase value to the Ontario economy and spur innovation by according a ten percent preference to Canadian value -added economic activity including research and development and/or engineering activities on transportation and transit related procurements that are not subject to international trade agreements.
Resources Related to Value-Added Procurement
- Doing Business with the City of Thunder Bay
- Doing Business with the Province of Ontario
- Doing Business with the Government of Canada
- Emerging Stronger 2015: Ontario’s Path from Recovery to Growth
- Spend Smarter, Not More: Leveraging the Power of Public Procurement
- Best Value for Transportation and Transit Procurement
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This is a Federal Issue.
Our local Members of Parliament:
Thunder Bay – Rainy River
Marcus Powlowski, MP
Thunder Bay – Superior North
Patty Hajdu, MP
This is a Municipal Issue.
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Charla Robinson, President