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Ontario Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive
The purpose of the Directive is:
  • To ensure that publicly funded goods and services, including construction, consulting services, and information technology are acquired by BPS organizations through a process that is open, fair, and transparent;
  • To outline responsibilities of BPS organizations throughout each stage of the procurement process; and
  • To ensure that procurement processes are managed consistently throughout the Ontario Broader Public Sector.
This Directive applies to all designated broader public sector organizations as provided for under section 12 of the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010.



April 1, 2011

  • Hospitals
  • School boards
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Community Care Access Corporations
  • Children's Aid Society

January 1, 2012

  • Publicly funded organizations that received Public funds of 10 million dollars or more in the previous fiscal year of the Government of Ontario

The Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive, 2011 (Directive) replaces the Supply Chain Guideline issued by the Ministry of Finance in 2009. The BPS Supply Chain Secretariat published a Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive Implementation Guidebook to support implementation of the Directive.