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.