Consulting and Procurement Advisory Services

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The Procurement Services Branch (PSB) can provide professional advice and consultation services for open tendering processes that comply with government policy, trade agreements and legal and legislative obligations. Through PSB/Strategic and Advisory Services (S&AS), they provide procurement planning, advice and facilitation services for complex, specialty or strategic projects, and all IM/IT projects valued over $500,000. Similarly, all solicitations for IM/IT projects between $100,000 and $500,000 must be reviewed by PSB/S&AS. As a secondary focus, S&AS also assists core government and the broader public sector with advisory support to develop and mentor decentralized procurement staff.

Services are cost recoverable and will be rendered through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). MOUs may be developed on an annual basis for ad-hoc advice and multiple project assistance or on a project-by-project basis. Services may include any or all of the following:

  • Ad-hoc Procurement and Contract Advice
  • Procurement Planning and Education
  • Selection Process Development and Facilitation
  • Solicitation Posting, Management, and Closing
  • Vendor Relationship Management and Debriefing
  • Procurement Process Oversight and Risk Management


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