ITAC Members Comment on Government’s Smart Procurement

ITAC members, today, advised the federal Government to consider more flexible contracting terms as part of its Smart Procurement initiatives.

That message was delivered by ITAC members during the third in our Executive Briefing Series. Today’s session featured an address by Pablo Sobrino, the Associate Assistant Deputy in Acquisitions Branch at Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). Mr. Sobrino said one of the key elements of its strategy is to work together with suppliers early in the procurement process.

ITAC supports this type of early engagement. Members also reinforced the messages that:

Contracting terms and conditions should be more consistent with business practices; and Government needs to be more flexible in seeking value in procurement, rather than the lowest price. See PWGSC’s presentation on Smart Procurement here. Go to #ITACBRIEF3 to see the tweet flow on Twitter for this event. For more information, please contact Cindy Baker at