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9.35.5.15.1. Directive on Government Contracts, Including Real Property Leases, in the Nunavut Settlement Area

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To further support the Government of Canada in fulfilling its obligations under Article 24 (Government Contracts) of the Nunavut Agreement, the government issued the new Treasury Board Directive on Government Contracts, Including Real Property Leases, in the Nunavut Settlement Area (the Directive), which can be accessed here: Directive on Government Contracts, Including Real Property Leases, in the Nunavut Settlement Area.

The Directive prescribes procurement measures designed to provide support and assistance to Inuit firms to compete for government contracts, including the supply of goods, services, construction services and real property leases. The Directive also requires bid evaluation criteria related to Inuit and Nunavut Benefits in certain circumstances.

A government-wide guide titled Guide on Government Contracts in the Nunavut Settlement Area (the Guide) has been developed to assist contracting authorities and technical authorities to fulfill the obligations of the Directive. The Guide can be accessed here: Guide on Government Contracts in the Nunavut Settlement Area.

Treasury Board guidelines for reporting on procurement contracts and related benefits in the Nunavut Settlement Area in accordance with the Directive have been developed to assist contracting authorities and technical authorities, and can be accessed here: Guidelines on Reporting of Procurement Contracts for the Treasury Board Directive on Government Contracts, Including Real Property Leases, in the Nunavut Settlement AreaThe information is only accessible to federal government department and agency employees..

Strategic Policy Sector’s Indigenous Procurement Policy Division (IPPD) must be advised of procurements that will be taking place in the Nunavut Settlement Area (NSA) and Contracting Authorities (CAs) may be required to provide file specific information to IPPD at any stage of their procurement regarding the implementation of the Directive.

There are supplementary templates (Inuit Benefits Plan (IBP), IBP Evaluation, and IBP Progress Report) and an IBP Holdback clause referenced in the SACC Manual clauses and the Standard Procurement Templates that must be applied to procurements subject to the Directive. For each new procurement, the most up-to-date version of the supplementary templates and IBP Holdback clause must be obtained from IPPD.

To advise IPPD of a procurement that will be taking place in the NSA and for the most up-to-date version of the IBP Holdback clause and supplementary templates, or for general advice and guidance on procurements subject to the Directive, send an email to: tpsgc.pacontratsnunavut-apnunavutcontracts.pwgsc@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca. To expedite their requests, CAs should provide the basic file information identified in section 9.35.1.i.i General information on Modern Treaties (Comprehensive Land Claim Agreements) of the Supply Manual.