June 28, 2018 - Gatineau – On November 27, 2017, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) posted a Request for Information (RFI) on Buyandsell.gc.ca requesting feedback from suppliers, industry associations, and other stakeholders of the apparel industry on PSPC’s proposed new compliance certification requirement related to ethical manufacturing practices of apparel.
The RFI closed on January 17, 2018 and over the succeeding months, PSPC reviewed the responses and made some changes to the proposed certification.
The final version of the certification is now available on Buyandsell.gc.ca at Ethical Procurement - Update (E60PR-170002/B) and will be implemented effective September 3, 2018. This means that as of that date, for any apparel requirement, a bidder must certify that they comply with the elements contained therein in order to be awarded a contract from PSPC.
In addition, for apparel contracts awarded from September 3, 2018 onwards, the contractor will be required to provide PSPC the name and location (address) of the factory where all apparel items were produced. This information will be posted on Buyandsell.gc.ca.
For more information or questions
Questions regarding this initiative can be addressed to Josette Richard, Supply Specialist, at Josette.Richard@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.
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