Enhancing the Government of Canada’s Integrity Regime: Share your comments on the revised Ineligibility and Suspension Policy

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October 12, 2018 – Gatineau – The Government of Canada is enhancing its government-wide Integrity Regime, which ensures that it does business with ethical suppliers in Canada and abroad.

As part of the enhancements to the Regime, the Government of Canada has revised the Ineligibility and Suspension Policy. This policy sets out when and how a supplier may be declared ineligible or suspended from doing business with the government.

The draft of the revised Ineligibility and Suspension Policy is now available and Public Services and Procurement Canada would like to hear from suppliers before the Policy is finalized. This consultation does not include the Remediation Agreement regime. The focus of this consultation is on the application of the Policy and any of its requirements. Your feedback will be taken into consideration to further refine the draft Policy before it comes into effect. The finalized Policy will be made available in December 2018 and will come into effect in early 2019.

How to participate

You may submit your comments from October 11, 2018 to November 13, 2018, online, by email or by mail. For details on how to participate, please visit the Integrity Regime consultation: Administering Canada’s enhanced Integrity Regime web page.

Background: Enhancing the Government of Canada’s Integrity Regime

In the fall of 2017, the Government of Canada sought stakeholder views on enhancing the Integrity Regime, as part of a public consultation on addressing corporate wrongdoing.

Submissions were received from across various groups including the private sector, professional organizations, civil society and non-governmental organizations, justice sector stakeholders, provinces and territories, and other targeted groups.

In the spring of 2018, the Government of Canada announced that enhancements to the Integrity Regime would be made, incorporating the feedback received during the fall 2017 consultation.

For more information

For more information on the consultation, please contact the Government of Canada at TPSGC.DGSIGGJRIConsulter-DOBIFAMGIRConsult.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

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