Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (S.C. 1996, c. 16)

Act current to 2016-06-06 and last amended on 2013-06-26. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Other authorities

 The Minister shall exercise the powers in relation to the acquisition and provision of materiel for the use of any department that are conferred on any minister or other authority under any Act of Parliament, except to the extent that those powers have been delegated by the Minister.

Marginal note:Exception

 Section 9 does not apply to

  • 2007, c. 29, s. 153;
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 712.
Marginal note:Exemption

 The Minister may, by order, exempt the following from the application of section 9:

  • (a) a department that is not named in Schedule VI to the Financial Administration Act; and

  • (b) a department over which the Minister does not preside but for which the Minister is the appropriate minister.

  • 2007, c. 29, s. 153.
Marginal note:Federal real property and federal immovables
  •  (1) The Minister has the administration of all federal real property and federal immovables not situated in Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut except those under the administration of any other minister, board or agency of the Government of Canada or any corporation.

  • Marginal note:Other properties

    (2) The Minister may incur expenditures or perform, or have performed, services or work in relation to

    • (a) any federal real property or federal immovable;

    • (b) any work or other property belonging to Her Majesty in right of Canada; and

    • (c) any real or immovable property, any work or any other property not belonging to Her Majesty in right of Canada, with the consent of its owner.

  • Marginal note:Seized Property Management Act

    (3) Nothing in paragraph (2)(c) affects the operation of the Seized Property Management Act.

  • 1996, c. 16, s. 10;
  • 1999, c. 31, s. 73(F);
  • 2001, c. 4, s. 158;
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 157.
Marginal note:Powers, duties and functions as Receiver General

 In the Minister’s capacity as Receiver General, the Minister shall exercise all the powers and perform all the duties and functions assigned to the Receiver General by law.

Marginal note:Disbursement of pay

 The Minister shall provide such administrative and other services required for the disbursement of pay to persons employed in or by any department, and to persons employed in or by other portions of the federal public administration, as the Governor in Council may direct.

  • 1996, c. 16, s. 12;
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E).
Marginal note:Employee benefits

 The Minister shall provide such administrative and other services in relation to employee benefit plans and superannuation or pension plans as the Governor in Council may direct.

Marginal note:Production, processing and distribution of films, etc.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister may provide departments, boards and agencies of the Government of Canada with production, processing and distribution services for film, within the meaning of the National Film Act, videos and any other cinematographic works that the Governor in Council may designate.

  • Marginal note:Production, processing and distribution of films, etc.

    (2) Except with the approval of the Governor in Council, no department shall initiate the production or processing of a motion picture film without the authority of the Minister, and the production and processing, by or for departments, of all motion picture films shall be undertaken by the Minister unless the Minister is of the opinion that it is in the public interest that it be otherwise undertaken and authorizes it to be so undertaken.

Marginal note:Administrative and other services

 The Minister may, on request of a department, board or agency of the Government of Canada, provide it with

  • (a) management consulting services;

  • (b) information management and information technology systems and services;

  • (c) accounting services;

  • (d) auditing services;

  • (e) financial services;

  • (f) services and advice in relation to the acquisition, management or disposition of real or immovable property;

  • (g) architectural and engineering services, including services in respect of the adoption and application of related codes, standards, procedures, guidelines and technologies; and

  • (h) services of any other kind that are within the ambit of the Minister’s powers, duties and functions.

Marginal note:Services to governments and other bodies

 If the Minister is authorized to do a thing under this or any other Act of Parliament for or on behalf of any department, board or agency of the Government of Canada, the Minister may do that thing for or on behalf of

  • (a) any department, board or agency of the Government of Canada or Crown corporation, or

  • (b) with the Governor in Council’s approval — given on a general or a specific basis — any government, body or person in Canada or elsewhere.

  • 1996, c. 16, s. 16;
  • 2013, c. 33, s. 227.
Marginal note:Fees and charges in respect of products, services, etc.

 The Minister may, subject to any regulations that the Treasury Board may make for the purposes of this section, charge for services provided by the Department pursuant to this Act or any other Act in force at the time this section comes into force.

Marginal note:Use of electronic and other media
  •  (1) The Minister may use any electronic or other means to create, collect, store, transfer, receive or otherwise handle documents or information.

  • Marginal note:Standards

    (2) The Minister may fix the terms and conditions, formats and other requirements for the use of any electronic or other means that must be met by persons who use that means in their dealings with the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (3) The Minister may, by regulation, prescribe the electronic or other means by which a requirement referred to in subsection (2) shall be published.

Queen’s Printer

Marginal note:Queen’s Printer
  •  (1) The Minister may, by order, appoint an officer of the Department to be the Queen’s Printer for Canada.

  • Marginal note:Queen’s Printer

    (2) The Queen’s Printer shall, under the supervision of the Minister, exercise the printing and publishing functions for the Government of Canada that are assigned to the Queen’s Printer by law or by the Minister.

Contracts

Marginal note:Contracts

 Subject to any regulations that the Governor in Council or the Treasury Board may make for the purposes of this section, the Minister may, on behalf of the Government of Canada, enter into contracts for the performance of any matter or thing that falls within the ambit of the Minister’s powers, duties or functions.

Marginal note:Terms and conditions
  •  (1) The Minister may fix terms and conditions of contracts, and instructions and terms and conditions with respect to other documents relating to contracts and their formation.

  • Marginal note:Designation

    (2) The terms and conditions and instructions may be identified by number or other designation and may be incorporated in a contract or other document by reference to their number or other designation.

  • Marginal note:Publication

    (3) The Minister may, by regulation, prescribe the electronic or other means by which a term, condition or instruction, including its identification number or other designation, shall be published.

 
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