9.40.2. Obtaining advice on the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business
- The primary source of policy advice on the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business (PSIB) for Public Works and Government Services Canada contracting officers is the Indigenous Procurement Policy Division (IPPD). Contracting officers can contact IPPD by sending an email to TPSGC.PAApprovisionAutochtone-APIndigenousProc.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.
- Contracting officers should share with IPPD any advice on PSIB received from other sources before taking any action, in order to ensure a consistent approach to the implementation of PSIB. As well, any discrepancy in the information gathered by the contracting officer must be brought to the attention of IPPD. Contracting officers must document their files to include any advice received. The approval documents should include the rationale for any key decisions.