Selling to the Government of Nova Scotia

Each year the public sector of Nova Scotia spends billions of dollars on goods, services and construction.

  • Are you interested?
  • Have you ever considered selling your goods or services to the public sector?
  • Have you ever wondered if the public sector purchases goods and/or services that your business offers?

If you answered yes to any of these questions now is the time to learn more.

The Province is committed to the following principles of public procurement: open, fair, sustainable, transparent, consistent, effective, efficient and competitive. We strive to ensure all procurements meet these principles and achieve best value.

Best Value

Is not just looking at the initial purchase price, but also considering the total cost of ownership including such things as delivery, packaging, installation, staff training, supplies, maintenance and disposal. Best value doesn't just look at the economic aspects of a purchase, it also considers the environmental and social aspects as well where appropriate.

How does a business find out what the province buys?

Depending on the dollar value of what is needed, different processes apply. Take a look at the links below:

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