Summit Connects | February 2015

Public sector procurement is on the cusp of massive transformation. Other countries – the UK, Mexico, Italy and France to name a few – have already taken major steps to modernize the procurement process from start to finish.

Now, Ontario is leading the way and raising the bar for other Canadian provinces and the United States. In fact, The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) has launched a modernized, streamlined procurement process that is open, fair, and transparent. The initiative includes the creation of a new end-to-end online eTendering (eSourcing) solution to manage its annual expenditure of more than $6 billion on goods and services, with more than 55,000 vendors. The solution is currently live and available to more than 800 Ontario public sector entities that make up the broader public sector (BPS).