Government policy

Chapter 6 of the Core Policy and Procedures Manual (CPPM) sets out policies governing procurement that all ministries are expected to follow.

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When it comes to procurement rules and guidelines, the first point of reference should be the CPPM. Ministries may have their own additional policies and processes.

Additional CPPM chapters that relate to procurement include:

  • Governance (Chapter 1) addresses the scope, application, and responsibility for government internal policy
  • Expense Management (Chapter 4addresses the delegation of expense authority responsibilities
  • Procurement (Chapter 6) includes policy for all aspects of procurement of goods, services, and construction
  • Guarantees and Indemnities (Chapter 9) addresses managing and controlling the Province's liabilities
  • Information Management and Information Technology Management (Chapter 12) addresses policy and standards for IM/IT planning, development, records, infrastructure, operations, delivery and support, security, and electronic communications
  • Financial systems and controls (Chapter 13) addresses control and security standards for government's financial systems
  • Risk Management (Chapter 14) addresses government's integrated, enterprise-wide risk management process
  • Security (Chapter 15) addresses the security of government operations, and which framework addresses exposure to accidental losses, malicious threads, or criminal acts
  • Government Transfers (Chapter 21) addresses the government's monetary or tangible capital asset transfers, including grants, entitlements, and shared cost arrangements

Many of the Province’s obligations in the trade agreements are reflected in the CPPM. For issues that are not directly addressed in the CPPM, the trade agreements should also be referenced.

For questions about CPPM, contact the Procurement Governance Office.


The information contained in these BC Procurement Resources is provided as general information related to the Province's procurement resources. This information is not exhaustive and may become out of date. This information is not legal, policy, or business advice and users should make such further enquiries they deem necessary with their legal, policy, business or other advisors. The provisions of Chapter 6 of the Province's Core Policy and Procedures Manual and the associated Practice Standard take precedence over any information contained in these resources that may be inconsistent.