Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) launches Supplier Advisory Committee
January 16, 2013
PWGSC has established a Supplier Advisory Committee (SAC) to consult industry on procurement issues and best practices. The first meeting held today was attended by representatives from a wide range of industry Associations, including ITAC.
PWGSC is asking for industry input on:
- How and when to engage industry in "Smart Procurement" initiative,and
- The Integrity Framework - new diligence rules on dealing with suppliers.
PWGSC will soon release a study on the participation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in federal procurement.
ITAC's President and CEO, Karna Gupta, welcomed this opportunity to consult with Government and urged the PWGSC to engage suppliers early and throughout the procurement process. He also recommended that Government could achieve greater efficiency in procurement by adopting terms more consistent with business practices.
PWGSC agenda and presentations:
For more information, or to provide comments, please contact Cindy Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.