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Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive

The Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive came into effect in April 2011 as part of Bill 122, the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act of 2010. The purpose of the Directive is to:

  • Improve accountability and transparency for procurement decisions and processes, and
  • Maximize the value that BPS organizations receive from the use of public funds.

As a covered entity under Bill 122, the University must conduct procurement activities according to Ontario law, including contract law, law of competitive processes, privacy legislation, accessibility legislation and any other applicable legislation. The Governing Council of the University of Toronto has incorporated the Ontario BPS Directive, including the 25 Mandatory Requirements, as the Procurement Policy of the University of Toronto.