Goods Purchasing

The Procurement Services Branch's (PSB) experts help government clients to acquire goods. PSB selects contractors from bidders with the best value for specified goods.

NOTICE: Recent revisions to the Core Policy and Procedures Manual (CPPM) and Trade Agreements mean that information,  including references to Chapter 6 Procurement on this page are out of date, links may not work, and should not be relied upon. This web page is being updated. Please visit Chapter 6 for the latest version of CPPM.

PSB manages the procurement processes for goods on behalf of its clients, which includes ensuring clear and concise specifications and identifying the best-value bid.

To initiate a goods buy, ministries must:

  • View the Goods and Services Catalogue to see if an agreement already exists.
  • If no agreement exists for purchases of goods valued at $5,000 or more, submit a requisition to the Procurement Services Branch via the Corporate Accounting System. (CAS).
  • View the iProcurement Sourcing via BC Bid guide for information and instructions. This process gives PSB the authority to procure on your behalf and captures your account coding for payment.
  • PSB will action your request within 2 working days. For most requests, unless a direct award is justified (see the Core Policy and Procedures Manual) an Invitation to Quote will be posted to BC Bid for 8 calendar days and then awarded to the successful bidder the day after closing.
  • PSB then sends the PO on the buyer's behalf to the successful bidder.


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