Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

December 08, 2006 11:56 ET

Public Works Minister Introduces Ongoing Consultation with Industry Sectors

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 8, 2006) - The Honourable Michael M Fortier, Minister of Public Works and Government Services (PWGSC), today announced that the department is creating an ongoing consultation mechanism with the Temporary Help Services and Office Furniture industries.

"Canada's New Government wants to work closely with industry to fully understand their concerns as we introduce changes to government procurement," Minister Fortier said. "We consulted with suppliers and are responding to their request to have a seat at the table."

PWGSC is working with suppliers to determine the mandate, membership and other features of the new consultation mechanism. This announcement is part of PWGSC's response to input received during consultations conducted this fall by The Conference Board of Canada, which acted as an independent third-party to consult with specific industry sectors impacted by the government's procurement reform.

The final consultation reports and PWGSC's response were made public today and are now accessible at:

The focus of procurement transformation is getting better value for Canadian taxpayers while ensuring fair, simple and open access for suppliers - both large and small - across Canada.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Fortier
    Jean-Luc Benoit
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Media Relations