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11 June 2014
FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has posted new regulations for procuring goods and services used by the public sector.
“As a government, we are committed to reducing hurdles for New Brunswick businesses and industries to help them and our economy grow,” said Government Services Minister Sue Stultz. “The new procurement regulations will ensure our companies get a fair chance to compete for business from their government, while respecting our obligations under the province’s various trade agreements.”
The regulations establish the circumstances and methods by which preferential treatment may be given to a prospective New Brunswick supplier under the province’s Procurement Act. This Act and its regulations streamline and modernize government procurement and will replace the 40-year-old Public Purchasing Act.
“As a result of these changes, provincial businesses will have a better opportunity to benefit from the purchasing dollars government spends each year to provide the services and programs relied upon by all New Brunswickers,” said Stultz.
Craig Chouinard, communications, Department of Government Services, 506-444-2519.
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