High Value Purchases

If the values are $10,000 and over for Goods,  $50,000 and over for Services and  $100,000 and over for Construction, departments must work with Procurement to conduct a competitive process.  Open competitions are posted on the Nova Scotia Procurement Tender Notice Board.

  • The tender process (also known as the bidding process) is open to all businesses and is publicly advertised.
  • Each tender is available for a specific number of days, allowing time for businesses to prepare their bids.
  • The timeframe often depends on the complexity of the tender.
  • If a change to the tender is required, an addendum will be issued.

In some cases, an Alternative Procurement option is chosen.