The objective of government contracting is to acquire goods, services and construction in a manner that:
- Facilitates access;
- Encourages competition;
- Treats suppliers fairly; and
- Results in the best value to Canada.
Government contracting must be conducted in a manner that will:
- stand the test of public scrutiny and reflect fairness in the spending of public funds;
- respect operational requirements;
- support long-term industrial and regional development and other appropriate national objectives, including aboriginal economic development; and
- comply with the government's obligations under the trade agreements.
For more information
For more information about the procurement process, please see the PWGSC Supply Manual, Chapter 1: Public Procurement.