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Table 10: Procurement and Contracting

Agency Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
Points to address  Department’s Input

1. Role played by procurement and contracting in delivering programs

Procurement and contracting play a vital role in ensuring that the goods and services needs of the Office are met in a timely manner, while ensuring that the laws, policies, and guidelines governing government procurement are respected.


2. Overview of how the
department manages its contracting function

Contracting and procurement activity in the Office is centralized. While managers have delegated authority to enter into contracts, contract documents and financial commitments are created by the centralized Contracting Section. The Contracting Section also provides advice and guidance on all aspects of the contracting process. Procurement of goods is also carried out centrally, with the exception of purchases made using acquisition cards.


3. Progress and new initiatives enabling effective and efficient procurement practices

The Office is making broader use of standing offers and supply arrangements. Managers are also encouraged to make use of the acquisition card program to meet low dollar value needs.