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Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Secretariat

The BPS Supply Chain Secretariat is a branch of Supply Chain Ontario, Ontario Shared Services, Ministry of Government Services. The office supports the adoption of leading supply chain and back office practices among the province’s broader public sector.

The BPS Supply Chain Secretariat oversees implementation of the BPS Procurement Directive, which sets out procurement rules in the purchase of goods and services with public funds under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010.

It manages the OntarioBuys program, which provides funding and advice to a wide range of projects that help broader public sector organizations modernize their supply chains and other back office processes.

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BPS Supply Chain Secretariat

The Supply Chain Code of Ethics and mandatory requirements to procurement apply to designated broader public sector organizations.

Quick reference guides support implementation of the Procurement Directive and are useful tools to purchasing for all other public organizations.

What's New

Revised Handbook
Updated information on legislation and electronic tendering, plus a revised list of potential buyers will help vendors seeking to do business with publicly funded organizations. Read the updated guide (PDF).

Collaborative Procurement in Ontario
Shared service organizations provide back-office services that help achieve efficiencies in operation. Check out a new, interactive map to locate shared service organizations in Ontario.

Procurement Guideline for Publicly Funded Organizations in Ontario
A new, plain language guide highlights principles and leading practices in procurement for publicly funded organizations in Ontario. Read the guide (PDF).