Department of Public Works and Government Services Act
22.1 (1) The Governor in Council may appoint a Procurement Ombudsman for a term of not more than five years.
Marginal note:Remuneration and expenses
(2) The Procurement Ombudsman shall be paid the remuneration and expenses that may be fixed by the Governor in Council.
Marginal note:General duties and functions
(3) The Procurement Ombudsman shall, in accordance with the regulations,
(a) review the practices of departments for acquiring materiel and services to assess their fairness, openness and transparency and make any appropriate recommendations to the relevant department for the improvement of those practices;
(b) review any complaint respecting the compliance with any regulations made under the Financial Administration Act of the award of a contract for the acquisition of materiel or services by a department to which the Agreement, as defined in section 2 of the Agreement on Internal Trade Implementation Act, would apply if the value of the contract were not less than the amount referred to in article 502 of that Agreement;
(c) review any complaint respecting the administration of a contract for the acquisition of materiel or services by a department; and
(d) ensure that an alternative dispute resolution process is provided, on request of each party to such a contract.
Marginal note:Other duties and functions
(4) The Procurement Ombudsman shall also perform any other duty or function respecting the practices of departments for acquiring materiel and services that may be assigned to the Procurement Ombudsman by order of the Governor in Council or the Minister.
- 2006, c. 9, s. 306
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